When my grandmother passed away recently I was humbled to be asked to speak at the funeral. It was a rare honor to be able to eulogize someone who meant so much to me. As I prepared for the funeral, I was reminded how much my grandmother meant to me and how much she helped shape my life. I was also reminded how short life really is and how quickly we can be forgotten.
Reading my grandmothers obituary was the first time I knew my great grandmother’s real name, Ethel Moore Frisbie. My Great Grandma Frisbie is a legendary figure in my family. My mom and her three sisters talk about her often and they tell stories of all the things she did to help them become who they are today. She was a boisterous person that was full of life and always challenged them to do their best. She showered them with love and blessed them in many ways, but to me she was just a faceless name on our family tree and I didn’t even know her real name!
Thinking about how important my own grandmother was to me and how she made me feel like I was loved more than any other person in the world, really made me realize how brief our time on earth really is. My kids will never know my grandmother. They will never know how much she indirectly will impact their lives through all that she has taught me and the love she showed me and my family. One day, she will be just another faceless name on a family tree… and so will I.
With this in mind, I have new motivation to live well and celebrate often with the people that mean the most to me. I am also excited about recording the important events in my life, the life lessons that I’ve learned, the advice I want to leave to the future generations and the values that I hope they keep. At Legacy Safeguard, we have created numerous tools to help accomplish this with our one-of-a-kind Legacy Safeguard Planning Guide Software, the Legacy Planning Archive, our Legacy Safeguard Portfolio and many more benefits to help leave a lasting legacy and be remembered long after we’re gone.
I encourage you today to start recording your legacy so that when your day comes, you won’t be just another faceless name on your family tree.
Bryan W. Adams is President & CEO of Premier Planning, LLC and Founder of Legacy Safeguard. Bryan is considered one of the nations’ leading experts on final expense planning, and he frequently speaks throughout the country about the importance of assisting clients to gain peace of mind through advanced funeral funding.
Bryan’s passion for helping families prepare for their final expenses came from being raised in the funeral business. His family still owns and operates several funeral homes, and he is constantly amazed at how unprepared families are when a death occurs. Bryan has worked tirelessly to help Americans plan for the inevitable and lessen the burden on their loved ones
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