Last week my wife left me and the kids for the week so that she could fly home to visit her dad, who is battling cancer. Before leaving she took time to write a note for me with a detailed breakdown of what needed to happen daily for each of our four kids, as if I didn’t already know their schedules.
I scoffed at her list the first time I saw it but by the end of our week without her I’d come to rely on it. Being a single parent and working 40+ hours per week isn’t easy and her list eliminated a lot of stress for me. Because of her list I didn’t have to spend too much time or energy trying to remember things that I already knew. It was very helpful!
Today I’m going to try and return the favor by publishing this open love letter to my wife, letting her know what I think should be done from a financial stand point should I pass away unexpectedly and leave her alone. She already knows all of this, but having it all in writing will, I hope, reduce some of the stress she’d be feeling if I were to check out early.