I am finding some good stuff online today. I just came across a Huffington Post by Brian Klems: The Letter Every Parent Should Write, that basically says that we should write our kids a letter in case the inevitable happens because we never know when we will be taken from this earth.
My thoughts on this: First off all, I know that many of you might be thinking this post is just nuts and that’s okay. However, I think this is an excellent idea and I am going to do it and here is why. Having unexpectedly lost my dad 3 years ago this haunts me a lot. I was an adult when I lost my father but I had not seen him in many years, so it really hit hard when he passed away. Since I had nothing of his when he passed it was especially hard to recover from that loss. Thinking about my own children, how they would feel if something were to happen to me or their father, I just know that a letter is the right way to go. If there was anything that I could do to lessen my families pain in the event something tragic was to happen to me I would want to do it and I would hope you would want to do it to.
I have thought of the letter many times since having children. I do think about the what if’s and if my children truly know how much they mean to me. I also worry about how they will be able to go on without their mom and I think that a letter would help with the healing process. No, I don’t expect to die any time soon and I don’t have plans to leave my children but I think we all should be prepared for the what if’s. I think that by being prepared we save our family from unnecessary heartache. That’s not to say that by writing a letter there would be no heartache, it would just give them something much needed in a time when their pain is at it’s highest.
So with that said, I want to hear your thought on this. Would you write your family a letter like this? Why or why not.