A Family Lawyer’s Reflections on Rebirth and this First Day of Spring

Are we any better or more than this natural world around us? I don’t think so, but neither are we any worse or less. For a time, and by absolute and perfect necessity the air we breathe gets colder and the light shines less; the Earth beneath our feet takes a season to do a little bit of dying, but that which has died is the very source from which it replenishes itself…to come back stronger.

In Divorce, Child Custody, DHR Defense, and Adoption, it might be a dark, cold season when our clients come to us.

They feel exhausted and emotionally drained. To stand up for themselves, and for a season, things may get even darker, even colder, before finding warmth and rejuvenation. We choose to believe that’s the way it’s supposed to work. We can grow as people, as parents in the Spring of our lives on the other side of a necessary and utterly natural winter. We can grow our wealth and grow our relationships with the wisdom we might otherwise never have gained.


Do we, though, have the courage to face that winter before a Spring we’ve lost or maybe which we’ve never known, one that we and our children were meant to have?

A more trite way to consider it is that there’s no free lunch. There is a price for that which we truly desire. We must forsake who we are and the life we have to be who we want to be and have the life we want. But if this entire Eden we’re so lucky to wake up to each day needs the winter to be at its very, authentic best, shouldn’t we be grateful for such an opportunity in our own lives and families and welcome the cold?


On this, the first day of Spring 2023, we can take a moment to consider that we, each of us, have just survived another winter. We can choose to believe that we are all the better for it, that these cold, dark days have filled the well from which light and beauty may now spring forth.

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This article contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice for you and or your unique situation. ~SW, Foxtrot


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