The Remaining Steps of Transition Planning for Lillian

January 13 2024

Just finished with this workshop. Thank you to my co-workers at NCED and Family Navigation Network for putting this together. Specifically, Maria Barber, who took charge and got these arranged!

Future planning with having a special needs child is one of the most worrying, heavy adulting tasks to maneuver. Especially for a parent or caregiver who has limited or no one to serve as Trustee for their loved one. It has been weighing so heavily on me, for years.

During this workshop, I finally got over myself, and sent a message to my much younger step-sister, Heather, to ask if she would be willing to serve as Trustee should Thomas not want to do it, or couldn’t for some reason. She texted back that she would and when I tell you that lifted such weight from my shoulders and made me cry right there in that Zoom window, I am speaking the truth. I feel like I’ve had a deeply relaxing massage, so much relief and weight lifted.

Now I’ve just got to get the paperwork done. That seems easy now. Onward!!! And I just made the appointment to get that started. Hallelujah! 🎉❤️❤️❤️🎉