Sunday, September 6, 2015

Safeguarding Our Future

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Did you know September is National Life Insurance Month? I didn't, until recently. I came across an article by Protective Life about navigating through life's storms. It talked about the importance of re-accessing your family's life insurance needs throughout your various stages of life{Getting married, having kids, becoming a homeowner, etc}. And, It got me thinking about our baby's arrival. I don't know why but on top of all the joy and excitement associated with pregnancy & birth there is also an ever-present fear. Fear, that something terrible might happen to you or your precious baby. And, as much as I'd like to push that to the furthest recesses of my mind, I know I can't ignore it, because it is a very real possibility. 

But, I do find solace when I reflect on the steps we've taken to safeguard our family & their future...
 I don't think I've ever mentioned this before but, right up until Mallorie was born, I use to be an insurance broker. It was actually a really rewarding career, and I was really sad to see it go, but I knew my place was with my baby girl. 

I feel like working in the insurance world, really helped to open my eyes & empower me with knowledge that would fortify our family in the future. Like taking out life insurance policies for both Kyle & I. Up until that point, we had never given it a second thought, since we were pretty young newlyweds & fairly healthy. But, the thing about life is that there's just no guarantees, things can change in a split second, turning your world upside down. Suffice it to say, we've never regretted our decision. It has brought us so much peace of mind over the years, because even if something tragic was to occur to one/or both of us, we know our family would be okay{at least financially anyway}.
But, I just can't picture a life without my family,nor, do I ever want to! These little munchkins that require so much work, attention and energy are the best part of my life. I live for their smiles, their hugs, their sweet stories at the end of the night & their contagious laughter. I am so grateful for my little family & I would do anything in the world to keep them safe.  
And if it was socially acceptable to put them in a bubble, so they would be immune to all of life's pains, sorrows & cruelty I would. Or at least try, because I know Kyle would never let me:). But as a parent, that is all you want for your children...to keep them safe & happy.
And I'm so grateful for this wonderful hubby of mine, that puts up with all my shenanigans and is so loving, helpful & thoughtful. He is the sweetest daddy to our little girls and is always thinking of fun things to do with them, especially now that I am becoming less & less able to keep up with them. I'm so grateful to call him my eternal companion!

Okay, your turn~have you ever experienced an event which compelled you to learn more about life insurance? Please share your story below!