My mom and I both blog. Many of you reading may have come from her blog (katysblog). Generally, she writes her posts so well I never feel the need to restate them. This is one of those circumstances, but I feel I can contribute a little.
A few days ago she wrote about the process by which she and my uncles are dealing with family treasures. My grandparents are both living, and we hope they stay that way for a long time. But in their event of their passing, all of my family wants to avoid the kind of nasty breakups which so often happen among sibling.
I wanted to thank my uncles and my mom for modeling this kind of grown-up behavior. Having heard stories of ugly estate planning leading to ugly family battles and newly ugly relationships, it sure is nice to hear everyone behaving like adults. Her description of their process is quite detailed and peaceful–just like the process has been. I hope anyone else who finds themselves in this situation can take from hints.
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. – Lyn Yutang