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Grief: The Price We Pay For Love

I love and hate this quote on grief. “Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love.  The only cure for grief is to grieve.”  Earl Grollman I love it because it reminds me of how much I loved my son David, my mom and dad, my nephew Matt, and many others who have died and left me to ache the loss of their presence, their touch, their laughter, and friendship. I hate it ...
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Why Me?

Like many of you I have a morning routine that helps me enter into the day. I get up, grind my coffee beans and make the coffee. While the coffee is brewing, I put out my vitamins for the day and set out everything to make oatmeal later in the morning.  I pour and bring Brenda her cup of coffee, and then I settle into the couch upstairs or out on the lanai to check my email and to stalk all my friends on Facebook. Today as I opened up Facebook ...
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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever had a day like Alexander's, a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?  From the moment Alexander wakes up everything goes south.  He finds gum in his hair, he trips on his skateboard, there is no prize in his box of breakfast cereal, the dentist finds a cavity, the elevator door closes on his foot, he gets pushed into a mud puddle by Anthony and then gets punished by his mom for being muddy and fighting his brother, and to top it all off he has to ...
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Exhaustion

ex·haus·tion [iɡˈzôsCH(ə)n] noun
  1. a state of extreme physical or mental fatigue.
  2. the action or state of using something up or of being used up completely
  3. drained of one's physical or mental resources
PLEASE NOTE: THIS BLOG WAS WRITTEN IN A STATE OF EXHAUSTION For the past five days Brenda and I have had the privilege and joy of caring for our two young grandchildren, Ezra and Levi.  Ezra is two and a half and Levi is one.  We fed them, played with them, changed them, sang to them, "Burger Kinged" them, read books ...
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Will You Be Mine?

For the past thirty three years I have had only one Valentine, my beautiful, wonderful, talented, godly, funny, artistic, kind, and generous best friend, Brenda Bell Pfohl.  We have lived in thirteen different homes, two countries, had three wonderful sons, lost one, changed jobs four times, started David's Refuge together, became grandparents and are now living in Florida looking for our next great adventure.  Through all these changes one thing has never changed; my love and commitment to my bride.  Thirty three years ago we stood in front of friends, family, and ...
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