Life Insurance Shows Love

1/30/2014 (edited 4/21/2017)

We are all human, and we all have human feelings. Whether we are frail, or as tough as nails, we sometimes feel abandoned. And it stings.

Sometimes that feeling is based on a total misunderstanding. Sometimes the situation is temporary. In any case, communication is key. Hearing the reality explained, seeing evidence of the other’s continued regard, can help those negative feelings dissipate in the blink of an eye.

I saw this in the lives of my own small grandchildren recently, after two of my daughters gave birth to baby girls. Both newborns came home to toddler siblings, and I was fortunate to be present when both babies came home.

My 1 year old grandson and 2 year old granddaughter acted much the same way when they first saw Mommy holding or nursing the baby. They kind of frowned and looked surprised, started to go toward their mothers, but then skirted away. It was easy to see that they felt confusion and competition from that tiny bundle in Mama’s arms. All it took was for someone else to hold the baby (sure, Grandma will do it!) and for Mommy to spend a few minutes snuggling with that child, and their fears dissolved.

So what does this have to do with life insurance? Well, death has the ability to leave a trail of voids and adaptations in its wake. But when people die, they cannot return from beyond the grave to communicate that they still care. Life insurance is one evidence of that. Life insurance is a sign that Mom or Dad may have had to move on to another place, but you were always loved. It is a sign of your partner’s devotion until death do us part. Even in business situations, life insurance can buy time and help ease the tension of replacing an employee.

We are all human, and we are all, at some time, going to experience some feelings of anger, confusion, and hurt. Sometimes, other human beings step in to assure us. Sometimes, life insurance is what tells us that we are going to be OK.

by Peg Mace