Yesterday we had an appointment with an attorney to begin making our will. She was recommended by someone we sincerely trust. I mean just thinking about making a will brings up some very sobering thoughts. I was a bit nervous about the whole thing. I shouldn’t have been.
When we went into the attorney’s office the first thing I saw were pictures of her dogs everywhere. Well, you have to know my nerves were already calming. As we talked I discovered she is on the board of our local humane society and a total dog lover. That endeared me to her even more.
She was serious about the subject at hand without being dour. As we answered question after question and considered her very professional opinions, it felt more like we were consulting with a friend rather than with an attorney we had met only a few minutes ago.
When we left her office we both felt such a sigh of relief. Finally we had accomplished something that we have known for years we needed to do. Since we have no children we had never felt an urgency to have a will, but we knew we should do it. Now we have!