Why We Created My Life & Wishes
You’re never really prepared when a loved one passes away.
It was no different for us when Michelle’s father, Ted, passed away in 2013. Ted’s death was unexpected, and while our family was dealing with our sudden loss we were doing our best to make funeral and burial arrangements that we hoped would be pleasing to him. We didn’t know what Ted’s final wishes were.
As it turned out, that was only the beginning of our struggles. Soon after the final arrangements were made and Ted was laid to rest, we began the task of sorting through his finances. Michelle’s father was a private man. He handled all of the household finances and hadn’t really shared any information with his wife or the family.
It took us nearly 10 months of digging through boxes and files and making exhaustive phone calls to locate all of the bank accounts, insurance policies, safe deposits, retirement and pension accounts, online accounts, and more. When we spoke with others about our situation, we found we were not alone.
That’s when My Life and Wishes was born. We felt that there had to be a better way. Survivors shouldn’t have to go through this kind of stress, when the hardship and sadness of the loss alone are enough. My Life and Wishes was created to be an easy-to-use platform that allows users to record all the information their loved ones will need at the time of loss.
It’s our hope that My Life & Wishes will protect your family and give you peace of mind that the details of your affairs are safe, organized, and easily accessible to your loved ones.