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Embracing Life In Difficult Times

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Preparing for death is not something we're instinctively ready to do, but
every family faces loss. With that, there are emotional and financial
steps we must take to ensure that we continue living out our hopes and
dreams. It's what our loved ones want most for us.


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Embracing Life In Difficult Times


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It was in April of 2003 that I lost my husband, David. He was the love of
my life and a devoted father. Since his passing, I've realized there are
many ways to embrace life before and after the unthinkable happens.

Preparing for death is not something we're instinctively ready to do, but
every family faces loss. With that, there are emotional and financial
steps we must take to ensure that we continue living out our hopes and
dreams. It's what our loved ones want most for us.

I'm partnering with State Farm Life Insurance Companies to share my life
lessons with others and honor everyday women who have persevered and
embraced life after the deaths of their spouses.

* Live life to the fullest. While they're healthy, couples should develop
a "plan for life" with joint and individual, short- and long-term goals.
You'll have peace knowing that you're doing everything you can to enjoy
life and each other.

* Balance your support system. Friends and family gave me strength after
David passed away. Everyone has different needs. Don't be afraid to reach
out to other people and ask for help.

* Champion the legacy. I found it cathartic to get involved in helping
others. Through the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis, I hope to
prevent another family from suffering the same tragedy my family
experienced.

I'm encouraging couples to make time for "tough conversations" and plan
ahead. I wish David and I would have planned more for our future. Like
many families, we got immersed in everyday life and assumed we could
discuss it later. It's much easier to talk about difficult topics
beforehand than trying to deal with them during a family tragedy.

One of the best ways to strengthen your family's financial security is to
consider life insurance for both parents. Without it, families risk
having to change their lifestyles to replace lost income or the
responsibilities handled by a stay-at-home parent.

When it comes to organ donation and life-sustaining measures, get your
preferences down on paper. Also, preparing a living will and power of
attorney can help ensure your wishes are followed and avoid potentially
painful family disputes.

Losing a loved one is never easy. But you can take steps now - as
difficult or uncomfortable as they may be - to help ease your burden
later. That's why I'm working with State Farm to urge families to embrace
life today and prepare for tomorrow.

				
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