Because I Love You . . . . . . . . . . . .

This week has been amazing.   My husband is on vacation and though work still needs to be done in my business and around the house, we have made sure to carve out some time for one another.   Making meals together, going for long walks, using gift certificates that we have saved to go out to eat, having family over for cook-outs, and enjoying a glass of wine together has made for a memorable week.    Last night, we decided to head to the beach to see if they had any outdoor concerts going on.  York Beach Short Sands has a free summer concert series that is always popular and we lucked out when they had a Elvis impersonator singing songs and entertaining the crowd.  We pulled out our lawn chairs from the trunk of the car, sat down together, and enjoyed the concert.  My husband, John, is always prepared for weather changes (something that he learned from BoyScounts, camping, and hunting) and packed an extra jacket for me just in case it got cold.   Well, guess what?  I needed it and he packed that extra jacket because he loves me.

As we were watching the concert, I looked around at generations of families sitting out together.   There was a couple there married for forty-eight years.  There was a young woman celebrating her 14th birthday. There were young families, old families, and middle aged families.   Young children were dancing, older couples were dancing, people held small children and were dancing, and most importantly, everyone was smiling.  It was like they were all there celebrating the beautiful summer night with the people that they loved the most.  All because they loved one another.

Each night, it is a habit of mine to thank God for everything the day held.  I thank God for another day with my husband, another morning of waking up next to him, and another evening of wishing him a good night.   There are days when things are hard – a very tight budget, too little time, and the list can go on and on.   We just choose to focus on what we have instead of what we don’t .   It’s because we love one another that this is easy to do.   We have so many blessings and my prayers at night can go on forever because of the extreme love and gratitude towards God that is in my heart.

As I sit here right now thinking about last night and the great evening we had together, it always makes me think of when our children were young. There were meals to be made, laundry that needed to be done, homework that needed to be done, carpooling, and boo-boos that needed a little kiss to make it all better. As they grew older, my prayers got a little longer as they headed out on their first date, graduated from high school, and went off to college.    Now that one son is married and the other one engaged, I still offer many prayers for them and the women in their lives.   I never grow tired of seeing them, watching them grow into fine young men, and knowing how happy they are. They are both so much like their father in the way they treat the women in their lives. Holding hands, picking up some flowers just because, and never ashamed to show their love. It’s all because they had a good example of what it means to love.

As happy as we are, there are difficult times. In 2012, we had more loss than I ever have had to endure. The loss of my Mother and my Father-in-Law happened within ten months of one another. My Mother made sure to have enough Life Insurance to take care of what needed to be taken care of and not burden my sisters and I. My Father in law did the same by showing his love for his wife in having everything taken care of before hand. As hard as their loss was to all of us, we all felt they were showing us how much they loved us even in their deaths.

At Balanced Care, we know the importance of families.  We have seen firsthand the security that Life Insurance brings to the table when their loved one dies.  As I watched families last night and smiled watching everyone together at that concert, I also knew in my heart that some were protected and most likely, some weren’t.   We all know that life can change in a split second.  Please don’t put off the love you feel in your heart.  Your family will still miss you when you are gone, but they will always feel your love because you loved enough to show them while you were here with them.  Life Insurance is one of the ways you can do just that.


Terri Trepanier is the Owner of Balanced Care Health and a licensed insurance broker in New Hampshire and Maine. Located in Rochester, NH, she specializes in helping individuals and businesses with their Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Medicare Supplemental, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Accident, Critical Illness, and Cancer Plans.    Terri knows the importance of insurance products and how they help individuals and families.    She continually strives to give her clients the Peace Of Mind that each of us deserves.

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