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“We Know David Was Smiling Down On Us”

I spent sometime this week reading through comments our guests made after their weekend get away with David's Refuge.  As I read them I couldn't help but think of how proud David would be if he knew the difference his life was making in the lives of so many people.  Despite his blindness, disability, and death, David's love for others and God continues to remind many that they are loved and not alone.  David lived his short life on purpose!  I want to do the same thing. Last week I ...
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Now What?

Do you realize you were created to make a difference?  You are a force to be reckoned with.  Out of the 7.5 billion people who call planet earth their home, there is no one just like you.  In fact, I would go so far as to say you are a masterpiece.  You have been given the ability and the opportunity to make a unique impact and difference in the world you live in.  All of us have been given gifts, passions, abilities, personality, and experiences that uniquely shape us.  Our ...
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A Change of Perspective

A couple weeks ago Brenda started working on a puzzle.  She loves the challenge of finding all the flat pieces, forming the frame, gathering all the same colored and patterned pieces, and then fitting the 750 unique pieces into a cohesive beautiful whole.  I, on the other hand, can work on a puzzle for five or ten minutes and find my self thinking I would rather have a root canal without Novocaine!  I do enjoy the banter with everyone gathered around the table, the excitement of finding a piece no ...
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Survival Skills For The Weary Caregiver

Last week I watched my nephew and my niece's boyfriend riding a paddleboard on some very wavy water.  They balanced and paddled and battled the waves, both enjoying the challenge.  Every time a wave would knock them off they would get back on the board and try again.  I was ready for a nap after just watching them for thirty minutes.  They were determined and up for the challenge.  Eventually they got tired and hauled the board back to shore.  Oh to be young again! As I watched them I ...
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My Final Letter to David

For the past four weeks I have shared some very personal letters I wrote to David.  As Brenda helped edit my posts she would often quietly cry as she was reminded of the joy of being David's mom yet also the pain and struggle of watching her son lose so much.  I am so glad I took the time to stop and write.  To be honest I don't think we would have remembered much of those days.  It was such a privilege to care for David and to be his ...
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