This is a classic Tina Turner song and every time I hear it I want to get up and dance. As Valentine’s Day approaches and we are all bombarded by card displays, ads for flowers and chocolates, my thoughts turn to another way to answer the question, what’s love got to do with it?
Long after the champagne is gone, the flowers have sighed their last breath and the chocolates have somehow mysteriously disappeared, there is one thing that will live on. You won’t find it in a card, flower or chocolate store because they don’t sell it there but I believe it is one of the most precious gifts that a person can receive. It is purchased with more than just money, it is a gift that is given as a result of a deep love and outlives anything that one can receive as a declaration of love from one person to another—have you ever heard about a gift that I call The Legacy of Love?
The Legacy of Love is nothing more than…life insurance! People don’t usually think of life insurance as a gift for significant others on Valentine’s Day, but think about it for a minute. If you don’t come home on February 15th, what will the other gifts people traditionally give do to keep their loved ones safe?
A Legacy of Love is a financial safety net that outlives Valentine’s Day and every other day of the year for that matter. It makes sure that mortgage payments will be met, household bills will not go unpaid, parents can stay home with their preschool children, medical bills won’t pile up, children can go to the college or university of their choice, and that you can live with dignity and not despair.
Losing my 39 year old husband in the blink of an eye thrust me into a world where every time I turned around, someone else had their hand out asking me for money. The only person with their hand out giving me money was my life insurance advisor. If I had to pick myself up off the floor financially as well as emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, I truly believe I would not be whole and standing upright as I am today.
While I realize that life insurance is not something you can touch, smell or taste I can guarantee you that it is the greatest hug you can continue to give someone long after you are gone.
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