LeRoy Peterson Law - May 2020



May 2020

A Love Letter to the Mothers (and Nurses) in My Life

While my mind naturally tends to drift to my business and the economy, I don’t always appreciate how Amy and Mo are mentally processing the events and information in their day. It seems that their work life changes daily as they receive updates from management and step into new roles for the hospital. By the way, in case you didn’t know, we should all feel fortunate and proud of the medical community we have in this city and state. UNMC is a world leader in the infectious disease arena, and (in my opinion) no hospital could have been more prepared for this pandemic. As an elder law and estate planning attorney, I always feel like I appreciate how fragile life is and how we should be thankful each day, but during these crazy times and watching my wife and daughter do what they do as hospital nurses, my appreciation is at another level. So, maybe slowing down a little, not taking everything for granted, and appreciating each day — especially how connected we are to each other —will be a blessing that comes out of this pandemic. Just like the Great Depression continues to influence my mom to this day, maybe the 2020 pandemic will have a positive influence on all of us in the same way.

If you’ve read any of our newsletters, you know how much I love my wife and my mom. Both have played massive roles in my life and the lives of my daughters. So, when I think about Mother’s Day, I think of how fortunate I’ve been to be surrounded by my wife, Amy, and my mom. Their love and affection are at the center of how they set up others for success in life. My kids are an exceptional example of that. My mother is a child of the Great Depression, and that impacted her significantly. Since she was the only one in her family to go to college (and she spent her career as a schoolteacher) education means so much to her. When my brothers and I were kids, she would read almost every evening to us from the rocking chair. When my daughters would visit her, she would set up all her educational games and go through fun lesson plans with the girls! They would always have a fantastic time, and the girls looked forward to playing school when we would visit. Amy is a nurse at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). It’s crazy how the significance of that statement has changed so much in the last month. Who would have imagined how all of our lives would be impacted by the coronavirus? Actually, both Amy and our youngest daughter, Mo, are nurses at UNMC.

My wife, Amy, and daughter, Mo, working at the UNMC hospital

even though we are going about providing legal services in a different manner. The health and safety of our staff and clients are extremely important. So, we are all working from home and conducting our client meetings over video or phone conference calls. When we do meet with clients to sign documents, we have set up protocols to protect everyone’s health and safety.

So, please reach out and let us know if we can help in any way, and this Mother’s Day, take a

Before closing, I do want to let you all know that our law office is open and helping clients,

moment to reflect on how the moms in your life have impacted you!

“So, maybe slowing down a little, not taking everything for granted, and appreciating each day — especially how connected we are to each other — will be a blessing that comes out of this pandemic.”

-LeRoy Peterson

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