(This post is a sponsored post I was planning to write on the same subject, but after the tragic shooting in Colorado last week I felt even more compelled to write it. I am heart broken for the victims and their families and pray for them daily. I want everyone to know that tragedy doesn’t just happen to other people, that everyone needs to expect the unexpected in life.)
I went to the movies last Thursday night. It was my first time going out with friends since having baby #4. We went to a screening of the 80’s classic, Dirty Dancing, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release. We left around 11:30pm, seeing the scores of teeny boppers lined up to see the midnight screenings of “Dark Knight”. The teens were laughing and having fun, waiting for a movie they were excited to see. Everything was as it should be. But within a couple hours, everything seemed to change.
I know I was in Atlanta, thousands of miles away from the late night massacre in Aurora, Colorado, but it felt really close to me. The teens crowded together at the theater I went to were just like the ones in Colorado. There were moms at that theatre just like me. Could I have been one of those 12 killed or the 58 wounded? Could something that terrible happen to me or someone I love? The short answer is “yes”. And that scares me.
As much as I don’t want to think about it, the truth is that I could die at any time. My husband could die at any time. And then what would become of the rest of the family? How would I, a stay-at-home mom, pay for my home and take care of my family? How would my husband pay for child care for four children? The only way to know for sure is to make sure we have enough life insurance. And one thing I know for sure is that both of us need life insurance. According to Forbes, “if the stay-at-home spouse passes away, the cost to replace what they do on a daily basis could be astronomical.”
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This post was sponsored by Genworth Financial. As always the opinions are my own. And remember, they are opinions. Please seek out your own financial advise to fit your specific situation.