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Posted by Marie Taylor on Fri 28th Jul 2017 1:37pm

When thinking about the day I won't be around, I of course think about those I will leave behind. I think about what is it that awaits them, and how will it be for them without me around. It's not that I don't believe that they can make it on their own, it's just that I feel that I could make it easier just being there. What makes it easier for me is the amazing technology that lets me actually still be around for them. I can't know exactly what's going to happen in their lives and I can't record precise videos about those things, but I can leave some messages for them that will, except for letting them see me and hear my voice, actually carry a message that I'd like them to receive at a certain point in their lives.
There are many things I want to let some people know, but not right now and I especially wouldn't have done that before. But one day, yes, and if I'm not around to do it in person, it's such a relief to know that I can deliver that message much later, at the time I'd actually like to.
A nice way to do that in the years before would probably be a letter or something like that - but it's a great thing that today we can record video messages and have them be delivered at a certain time. It's so much closer to actually being there for them.
It amazes me how much of myself I can actually leave with my loved ones even after I'm gone.