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Posted September 17, 2014 by Tim Wells in General

I Am Protective – Protecting My Children’s Futures

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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I’m a very protective father. I’ve even been accused of being overprotective at times. And that’s OK. Because at the end of the day, I’ll sleep well knowing that I did everything I could to make sure my kids have a bright, healthy future. Here are the faces and futures that I’m so protective of:
Dylan #IAmProtective #shop #CollectiveBias #cbias
A chip off the old nerd block, Dylan is my tech wiz. He wants to be a programmer when he grows up. Dylan recently joined the work force and will be driving next year. Whoo boy.

Abbie #IAmProtective #shop #CollectiveBias #cbias
Abbie is my sensitive artist. When it comes to creativity in the Wells house, Abbie’s got the market cornered. But her compassion for other people is what makes her truly special. It shows through in everything she does.

Caleb #IAmProtective #shop #CollectiveBias #cbias
The oldest of our twins (by one minute), Caleb is a never-ending bundle of pure energy. If Caleb sits still for more than five minutes, it’s a sure sign that he’s asleep. His dream is to play professional baseball.

Faith #IAmProtective #shop #CollectiveBias #cbias
Caleb’s twin sister, and the baby of the family, Faith is our little survivor. Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of four, Faith has already stared down bigger challenges than most adults I know. Her courage inspires me to face my own challenges each day.


During the Alabama/Florida game on 9/20 Protective will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to the Nick’s Kids charity when people simply tweet #Iamprotective or use the hashtag with a post on Instagram or Facebook.

When I think about my kids’ futures, it’s not just their health that I worry about. I’m also concerned about the choices they’ll make, including decisions about their finances. I want them to make better choices than I did when I was young. Fortunately, Protective Insurance has put together a useful Learning Center to help plan for life events and answer questions like “how much life insurance do I need?” And while I’d rather gargle broken glass than think about my daughters being old enough to need it, there’s even a section for planning wedding finances.

I’m pretty sure I aged about 10 years just by typing that last sentence.

What are you protective of?

See what other people are protective of, and share your own story at Protective’s I am Protective page.

Here’s my story, in 15 seconds:


Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.