It really wasn’t easy when my father died.
Not only was it devastating to no longer have him in my life, but he didn’t leave anything for us kids.
We suddenly had to make the funeral arrangements and I honestly never realized how expensive funerals are. I didn’t want him to have a lousy casket, so I got what I could afford. It was a good thing that between all of us kids, we could afford everything, but I had to dig into my savings. I was trying to save up for a new HVAC system in my home, but those savings were blown after the funeral. It was a nice service, but it got me thinking about my responsibilities. I realized that I didn’t want to leave my children in a difficult situation without the finances to afford important things. Maybe they would want to get a new roof or upgrade their HVAC equipment. It would be nice for them to be able to do things like that without having to pay for my funeral arrangements. So I decided to get life insurance that would provide them with more than enough money for things that they might need at the time that I pass away from this earth. It’s not something that I look forward to or think will happen anytime soon, but it’s good to have peace of mind knowing my children will be alright. My father was a good man of course, but I wish he would have been prepared. Unfortunately, he didn’t expect to get sick and to deteriorate so quickly. Nobody really saw that coming so I definitely cannot blame him for anything. He provided well for his family while he was alive.