An Attitude of Gratitude
A Message From Senior Partner and Owner Tom Marks...
November is National Adoption Month. Many of our clients have been involved in the adoption process over the years, and it has been a blessing to see families officially come together. Whether a couple comes to us seeking guidance to bring a child into their family, or a step parent is given the opportunity to legally adopt a child, such cases are reasons for celebration. In scripture, Jesus says “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.”
Adoption is certainly an example of God’s faithfulness. Hebrews says “And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again, “Behold, I and the children God has given me.” He wants His children to love one another and be loved in return. By giving a child a forever home, adoptive parents are providing a sense of security that their son or daughter may not have experienced yet. Samuel says “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”
In a time where so many children and even adults are wrapped up in the latest piece of technology or other consumer items, it is important that we remember what the holiday season is truly about. With all of the tension in our country, it can be easy to dwell on the hurt and the hate. Instead, choose joy. Be an example and show those around you the importance of being grateful. First Thessalonians says “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Shine His light into the darkness that has become our home. Appreciate your health, your home, and your loved ones.
Perhaps new traditions are in order this holiday season. Your children may not be spending all of their time with your side of the family. I encourage you to make the most of the time you do have. Celebrate before the holidays, if necessary, or after. Your children will care more about spending time with you than what day it is. After all, it isn’t about when you celebrate, what matters most is the reason you are celebrating and who you are with.
Happy Holidays from The Marks Law Firm Team!
Thomas D. Marks, Esq.