I am blessed to have had great parents. All through my life, I leaned on them to guide me and help me make decisions and chart my course. Several years ago, when my dad was around 82 years old, we noticed that he was getting very forgetful and needed help more and more to take care of everyday tasks. We learned pretty quickly that he was suffering from Dementia. Over the following years it only got worse and my mom began also suffering physically. I watched helpless as the disease took my dad. He passed away in December 2018 at the age of 85 and is now free of the ties that were holding him back. I know I will see him again. My mom is still suffering from the loss of my dad, her husband of 59 years. There were and are so many legal questions about how to handle things during such a challenging time. Through that process, a passion arose in me to learn everything I could to help people in the future that would go through the same types of challenges. It would be a blessing to help you or your family through similar challenges.
Great minds have concluded that you ultimately find meaning in life when you realize that your life is not about you. That is to say when you help others you are really helping yourself find meaning. I was blessed that this perspective was lovingly instilled in my heart by my parents and church since my youth. This principle now guides me in how I approach people and situation who need my help. By first asking myself, "What skills and knowledge have I been given that I can use to make this situation better for someone?", I have found the end result is often beneficial to both of us. Sometimes that means standing up on their behalf, and other times it is just listening to their story or sitting with them in their pain and worry. Like Sean, my family has suffered recent health concerns which has created great uncertainly on many areas of life. Fortunately, I have been able to offer some peace of mind to those I love with my legal training and experience. Encountering the same things my clients go through has been humbling and inspiring. Please reach out and let me know if you need help with legacy planning for you or a family member, or just want to share some good news. Peace be with you!