As I was considering what to blog about this month, I was reflecting on the fact that this month I will celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a mother. It’s amazing to think my son is quickly approaching a year old and very surreal to even think of myself as a mother. But here I am and here he is.
Now, I realize that doesn’t seem to tie into estate planning, but it also made me consider another facet of my work. The majority of the prospective clients that call are women. And, more often than not, mothers. My husband is amazing and a wonderful father, as are most (if not all) of my clients who are also fathers. But I’ve found that it’s really the mother who takes action to plan for the kids if she isn’t there.
So this month, rather than explaining about guardianship or trusts or many of the other topics that come up for these mothers (and fathers), I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you to all of the mothers who have stopped and thought about the unpleasant aspects of life. Thank you to all of the mothers who have made hard decisions for their children. Thank you to all of the mothers who have taken the time and made estate planning and their children a priority.
And next month, I promise to thank all of the fathers.