Listed below are the mission statements for each section. There is a link to the first page of each section, that outlines the section and has a table of contents. You can download the guidebook in full, as well as the Body Disposition and HCPAD forms from our "Forms" link.
The Honor My Wishes™ (HMW) logo pictures a cairn, path and bird. A cairn is a stack of rocks marking a safe path to follow, used by travelers since ancient times. The sheet protectors in the following three sections include documents necessary to outline a path for loved ones to follow, assuring dignity, security and peace for an individual reaching life’s end.
• Dignity Please Honor My Wishes for health care choices as set forth in my Advance Directive. To aid my Agent in making health care choices for me, I have recorded pertinent medical information and reflections on end of life care. [read more]
• Security Please Honor My Wishes for managing financial affairs and distributing personal belongings as set forth in my Will. To help accomplish the orderly transition of my affairs, I have recorded important information regarding estate issues. [read more]
• Peace Please Honor My Wishes for commemorating my life. To help complete this memorialization, I have recorded my suggestions for final arrangements, funeral plans and how I wish to be remembered. [read more]
My husband died suddenly in 2001. Fortunately I knew bill-paying and where all of our paperwork was kept. We had also prepared wills and a community property agreement. The prepared paperwork was very effective. But as I was grieving, I realized that I had to prepare new documents. And since we’d had no children, I needed to find someone trustworthy to take care of my affairs. About that time I began working with Honor My Wishes. We were preparing a Guidebook with three sections – Dignity (making sure official documents are in place), Security (having all the financial paperwork in order) and