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The thing about life that is both wonderful and scary at the same time is that it never stays the same. We can travel down new paths, take exciting adventures, embrace new opportunities, or even welcome the same routines that keep us comfortable.

Travel new paths - family

As our lives change, we are left with both opportunities, as well as challenges. There are these moments when you feel like life is rushing by and everything is smooth sailing, and then suddenly you might be in rough waters in the eye of the storm. As they say, the only thing that is constant is change. 

When life is a roller-coaster

My life feels like a roller-coaster of turbulence right now. I will be leaving my current full-time job to work at a new job that is only part-time. While I’m nervous about quitting my current job, the new job will be doing something I love, and the reduced hours will give me more time to spend at home. I am also expecting my fourth child in a matter of weeks. This, in particular, is something I don’t feel ready for just yet. Do we ever feel ready when it comes to having a new baby?


There is a little bit of fear in the back of my mind every time I get closer to my due date. I’ve had three children already, all via c-section, so I know the routine, the drill, the risks, the what-ifs, but none of that changes the fact that something still could go wrong. Something could happen and I’d be extremely ill, or worse, gone.

Four children and I could be gone. 

The thought doesn’t escape me no matter how many times I’ve gone through this, and I’d say the fear probably gets a little worse each time. This is what it looks like when you are in the surgical room awaiting the arrival of your new baby, and probably the moment when I’m most calm because at this point there is no going back, there is no natural delivery, there is just all your trust in the surgeon. 


Navigating Life’s Changes

Each and every time I’ve been expecting a child and start thinking about all the what-ifs, it gets me thinking about how I can leave my children prepared for if the worst does happen.

I recently read an article on Protective Life about Navigating Life’s Changes with Life Insurance, and they were spot on about how most families depend on two incomes to make ends meet. If I want to make sure my kids are prepared for the future, without leaving a financial burden for my husband, I need to make sure to update my life insurance policy. 

Even though life has its ups and downs, I will have peace of mind knowing that my kids will still have a great future ahead of them no matter what happens!



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