Mother’s Day Reflections
Mother’s Day is always a time for celebration around our house, but it also brings out a very introspective side of me. I want to stay present in the moment and enjoy every minute with my family, but I also try to take time to pull back and reflect on my larger motherhood journey.
The Importance of Estate Planning
Let me start by asking you a really personal question.
Do you have a will?
If you have children, there is a good chance you have at least done some basic estate planning. This usually involves answering the following questions:
- Who will gain custody of your children in the event that something happens to both you and your spouse?
- How will your children be provided for once you are gone?
- Who will make important decisions regarding your estate?
- What will happen to any possessions you own?
Though none of us really likes to plan for our death, the truth is that it will happen to all of us one day. Therefore, it is to our advantage to plan well.
If you live in the Texas Hill Country right now, you’re aware of the fact that we’re in the heart of bluebonnet season. This time of year it’s not uncommon to see families taking pictures in the bluebonnets along the side of the road or to encounter random patches of bluebonnets growing on otherwise perfectly manicured lawns. People have even been known to travel great distances just for the chance to catch a glimpse of this blue beauty.
Do you ever feel like you work hard to give your kids everything they could ever want or need, but somehow they don’t seem to appreciate it?
If we’re honest, I would venture to guess that a majority of us have felt like this at one point or another. We sacrifice our time, our health, and sometimes even our families themselves, yet it never seems to be enough. We run ourselves ragged and come away with nothing to show for it. This leaves us frustrated and unfulfilled and also leads to discord in our families.
A New Perspective
A little over two weeks ago, my grandfather passed away, and a little over a week ago, we were saying our final earthly goodbyes to him. As a result, I am approaching this Easter with a grieving heart. Though this has been a difficult period, it has provided me with an entirely new perspective on the entire Easter season.