A few months ago I wrote about taking some time off and dealing with my father’s passing. Since then I have posted when I could, not followed much of a schedule and basically not done as good of a job as I expect of myself. Therefore, today, instead of posting anything else, I am going to give you a few thoughts regarding your family in grief, followed by a brief update on my own situation.
We hear all the time how this person or that is battling one disease or another. We often hear of someone losing their battle with cancer in the knowledge that they have passed away due to it. In general, the rationalization is that if you win your battle with a disease, you survive it, but if you lose your fight, you die from it.
Do everything you can with your kids. Play with them, Pray with them, take them everywhere. To the grocery store and to the mechanic, the retirement home to visit Aunt Sue and the bakery to get your bread.
Why do I feel it is so important to take your kids everywhere? There are three reasons, and I will present them now in no particular order.
We often talk about and are encouraged to put our children first. While I agree with the idea of not being selfish in our lives and interactions with our children, I don’t agree with this as a blanket statement. For you and your spouse to function as the best, most cohesive parenting unit possible, you have to stick together. You have to dedicate some time to being together, in the same room, focused on each other, doing things together for your relationship.
If you die tomorrow will your kids still be able to watch Netflix? A conversation about your Digital Legacy.
Everyone knows you need a Will, a medical directive and life insurance to help your loved ones at the end, but what about your digital world? Will your family be locked out of critical files and services until they can guess your passwords or reset your accounts?