My Nephew's Bar Mitzvah Celebration is a Great Reminder About Why We Legacy Plan

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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“Shot through the heart and you’re to blame. Darling, you give love a bad name.”


Another Bon Jovi hit song blasted through the speakers on the dance floor.


“Oh. I love this song! We have to dance again!”


I dragged Jill back onto the dance floor at my nephew’s post-Bar Mitzvah celebration in Sleepy Hollow, New York on Saturday night.


The first Bar Mitzvah I’d ever attended, the female Rabbi was down to earth, witty, and relatable.


Not being Jewish myself, I learned a lot about Jewish history and enjoyed the opportunity to witness this important rite of passage tradition first hand.


Casons Bar MitzvahFriends and family from up and down the East Coast flew in for the celebration. We had a blast reconnecting with everyone.


The dance floor was an odd blend of high school classmates of my nephew, who were pulsating up and down mosh pit style, and middle-aged moms like myself boogeying our hearts.


Jill and her boyfriend, Brian, bless them, too old for the high schoolers, were instead hanging in there with us Desperate Housewives.


Busy as we are, it would’ve been easy to decline the invitation and save the money and time it took to travel up to New York but boy, are we are so glad we did.


Reconnecting with family from afar reminded me that my relationships are the reason I work so hard to begin with.


Life is too short to only work, work, work and not enjoy time with friends and family.


Our relationships with those we love are also the reason that we take the time to plan our affairs in advance.


Our clients are confident in the knowledge that their Legacy Estate Plan will make their loved ones’ lives easier and save them time, money and aggravation in the future.


In a nutshell, we prevent bad stuff from happening to good families when a loved one dies.


Tired feet and tight waistband aside (did I mention the amazing food spread at the party?), the Bar Mitzvah was a huge success in reconnection.


Mazel tov. Shalom.


Kristen “Embracing my Nephew’s Jewish Roots” Marks




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