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Make A Memory

It almost feels like it was yesterday.  In my mind's eye I can see my bride, Brenda, walking down the aisle, gorgeous, white dress, veil covering her face, her dad confidently walking by her side, moments away from entrusting her to me as her husband.  It is a memory I will never forget. Twelve years later Brenda and I are huddled together in the kitchen of a friend in Wroclaw, Poland, both of us weeping as the reality of having to return to the United States due to Brenda's failing ...
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Hijacked Again

"1988, that was the year I was born!"  Eight little words, a short sentence spoken with no malice and my heart and emotions were immediately hijacked.  Fighting back tears, I told the technician who came to fix a leak under my sink about my David who also was born in 1988.  I'm sure the young man was a little startled by my emotion. The conversation started by him asking about the blue Yankee stadium chairs he saw as he entered our lanai.  David was a true Yankee fan.  Before he ...
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OUR NEW NORM

We have a new normal.  Here is what it looks like.
  • Sleeping in five different beds over the past 15 days
  • Waking up each morning having to orient yourself to which direction the bathroom is
  • Running through the airport like OJ Simpson to catch your next flight, only to have them close the door as you arrive at the gate
  • Six 1 ounce bags of pretzels and six 3 ounces mini glasses of Pepsi to meet your every hunger need as you fly from one city to the next
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Celebrate, Party! It’s good for you

I love a great party!  People laughing, celebrating, eating and drinking, storytelling, dancing, and yelling with arms raised high as your team scores the winning touchdown.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good party?  In fact, I think we were created by God to excel at celebration.  He wants us to celebrate life, each other, events both big and small, little acts of kindness, success, and even sometime our failures.  Very often it is the brokenness in life that shapes us and forms us into a better version of ourselves than we ...
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Every Now And Then You Have To Boast

Would you mind if I took a couple minutes to brag?  I know Mom always said no one likes a bragger.  Even the Good Book, the Bible, says, "Don’t brag about yourself—let others praise you."  Proverbs 27:2  But I can't help myself!  I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't brag a little about David's Refuge.  Six years ago when Brenda and I started David's Refuge, we wondered if anyone would actually sign up and come to our home for a weekend of respite.  We converted David's wing ...
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