I serve as communication coordinator for Weisinger Law Firm. I am Charlie’s wife, Jack’s mother, and a Physical Therapist working on a dissertation. I am not a legal expert.
I used to never think about wills, estate planning, probate, or read anything without pictures. Seriously, I did not know what probate meant before Charlie started his firm.
To a girl busy pursuing a career, raising a kid, and maintaining a marriage, death and worst case scenarios were not on my radar. Several times I argued with Charlie because I didn’t want to discuss gloomy situations. One such conversation happened during our pregnancy when Charlie said we should update our Estate Plan. I scolded him for making me consider what to do if we died. Our child was not yet born and he was asking me to prepare for something I did not want to imagine.
I have come to realize that while I was busy “pursuing” my life, I may have overlooked how precious and fragile life can be. In the past few years I have seen friends lose their children. Others lost their spouses. Family members passed unexpectedly.
In these moments, life pauses…reality hits.
And then, I am overwhelmed with thankfulness knowing we have a plan.