I just read very disturbing news about the victims of Japanese earthquake/tsunami. 30 kids waiting in school for their parents to pick up, a few days later, the parents still have not shown up. The students were sitting quietly in their classroom as a tsunami wiped out the town. Who will take care of them?
Who will take care of your kids when you die?
This brought tears to our eyes, as well as an eye opening and a mind boggler of who would take care of our kids when we die. I can’t even imagine what it is like to be in their shoes, but the thought of “what if it happened to us?” came across my mind.
Looking tough and cheerful on the outside, but sensitive and vulnerable on the inside, I know exactly what my 7 year old would do if he were one of the Japanese kids in the situation. He would cry quietly and sit in a corner praying for our safety and hoping that he could go home soon, longing for mom and dad’s hugs and reassurance that everything would be OK. I can imagine that the Japanese kids are doing the same thing.
Do you have a will?
We hope and pray every day to be kept safe and protected wherever we go. Disasters happen inevitably, nobody can predict the future. The truth is, it is better to be safe than sorry.
In this post, I am not offering any advice. I am writing this post just as an avenue to scribble my thoughts. I am not a subject matter expert pertaining to last will, living will and other things related to them. I am far, far from being an expert; in fact, I am one of people in the US statistics who do not have a will for our assets and most importantly, our children. Without a last will, the court will make a decision for your assets, including your children. The state has a right to decide what to do with your assets and your minor aged children. Urgh. It is a scary thought.
I read that anyone over the age of 18 years old with a sound mind can make a will. I qualify. Alright, I am going to do more research on this topic and may be a follow up post?
Any thoughts and advice on this topic are welcome.