We recently placed an ad in the La Jolla Light newspaper that mentioned a family that suffered a tragedy. The parents died suddenly in an accident, leaving three boys. The parents didn’t have a plan in place and the family feuded and spent a lot of time and money in court fighting about who would care for the children.
I had no idea that the family actually had lived in La Jolla and I am sorry if retelling the story caused pain. The story was true and the reason the story was retold was to raise awareness that tragedy could strike any of us… and as parents of children, we want to make sure that our kids are protected and family feuds are avoided.
That is why I do what I do. To help parents like me, make sure their kids are protected. We all hate to think about it. And we all sincerely hope that it won’t happen to us. And, chances are it won’t happen to MOST of us. But what about those who aren’t so lucky? I think that we would all agree that we are not willing to take the RISK.
We want to make sure we have a rock solid Kids Protection Plan where we have provisions for who will care for our kids in the short and long term if something were to happen to us. We want to make sure that they have resources and someone who will love them and raise them if we cannot.
That’s why we retell stories of tragedies, so that people are aware of the CONSEQUENCES of not planning. Because if you don’t have a plan in place, and something happens… bad things can happen and your children can suffer more pain.
No one wants that.
We don’t want to benefit from people’s tragedies. We re-tell stories not to cause further pain, but to educate people so that others can learn from their experience. If it happened to me, I wouldn’t want others to experience the pain that my children suffered. If I could prevent that for some other family, then I would want my story to be used to help others.
I understand that others may not feel that way. And, I am sorry if running the story about the La Jolla family caused further pain.
Make sure that you have a plan in place for your kids, so that if, God forbid, something does happen to you, your kids will be protected from court battles, family feuding, and difficult struggles during an incredibly difficult time.
As parents, that’s really all we can do (and in the meantime live well, love well, and be well).
Hug your kids today.
Spread the love and we hope you accept our sincere apology. We won’t mention any names in any ads again.
Create Your Legacy.
p.s. if you want to learn 7 Little Known Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Kids in This Crazy World, be sure to register for our next seminar on Thursday, Feb. 25 or Saturday, Feb. 27 at Pump It Up. Register on the events page or by calling our hotline at 858-461-6844. Free Kids Party at the inflatable party zone and free seminar for parents.