I Got All Choked Up… — CMS Law Firm LLC

I Got All Choked Up…

Guardianship, Legacy, Power of Attorney, Taxes, Trusts, Wealth, Wills, November 20, 2016

I have a weakness.

I’m not proud of it, but it exists, and I own it 100%.

If I have the chance, and I’m interested, I will binge watch an entire season of a show without thinking twice about it.

In fact, it just happened to me.

The show? Containment. The network? Netflix.

And that’s how we get to the part about me getting all choked up.

Without spoiling the entire series, there was a woman who had a kid, maybe 10 years old. The kid was a cute great kid, and the mother was also cool.

I could have easily been the kid or the mother (the parent of the child). If you have kids you know what I mean.

The mother knew that she was going to die. It was sudden, it was going to happen fast, and she wasn’t expecting it.

But she did have a chance to talk to her son before she passed away.

He walked into the room, knowing something wasn’t right. He was scared. He was sad. He wasn’t sure what he was supposed to do.

That’s when the mother started talking. And that’s when my tears started flowing.

She talked about how proud she was to be his mother. What a good kid he was and what a good person he was going to be.

She talked about how important it was to surround himself with the people they trust, and how he had taught her so much about life, love, forgiveness, and courage.

I get choked up because I start seeing my own kids there, I start thinking about the lessons I want to teach them, and I think about how terrible it would be if that time were cut short.

But you know what I’m not really thinking about at all?

Not even one little bit?

Estate taxes. Or the structure of my trust. Or if the distribution happens at age 25 or 30 or skips a generation and funds the college of every generation in my family from here on out.

I’m not thinking about that because it’s not important.

I’m not thinking about it because I’ve already taken care of it.

I now have the time to focus on what really matters — making sure my family knows how much I care about them, how much they mean to me, and passing down the important life lessons that are actually going to make my kids good kids when they grow up.

This life we have is not ever going to be like a movie in a million different ways. But we do have the ability to craft the messages we want to leave our families before anything happens to us.

We have the ability to tell our kids how proud we are of them before there are only hours left on time clock of our lives.

All you have to do is commit to yourself to making it happen…

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Originally published at cmslawfirm.com on November 21, 2016.