Susan Ito writes in her blog: Reading, Writing, Living about making that step that is on many of our “to-do” lists but gets pushed back behind all the other necessary parts of the day…writing a will. Susan writes,
The thing that really undid me, though, was this: naming someone to make medical decisions for ME, should my husband not be around, and if I am not capable, and my daughters not old enough. Of course HE instantly named one of his siblings for that position, ie if I were not around. But I did a quick inventory in my mind and suddenly I felt very alone. The only child of an elderly parent.