Warren's Blog

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 ...
Read More
/ / Warren's Blog

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 ...
Read More
/ / Warren's Blog

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 ...
Read More
/ / Warren's Blog

God Has Not Forgotten You

On Sunday I watched a video in our church that told the story of D'Brickashaw and Kirsten Ferguson.  D'Brickashaw played left tackle for the NY Jets.  Like many of us they started life out with the dream that they would get married, buy a house, have children and live happily ever after.  Sadly brokenness entered their life when they discovered their baby didn't have a heart beat at their first ultrasound.  They were devastated.  They wept, sought counsel, and held to the belief that God still loved them.  Six months later they discovered they were pregnant ...
Read More
/ / Warren's Blog

Joy and Sadness Mingled Together

Have you ever been really sad but at the same time filled with a sense of incredible joy?  It's a really a strange feeling.  Yesterday an article in the Daily Orange  was published about David's Refuge and our story of how and why we started it.  While reading it I was overwhelmed by a sudden rush of emotion and sadness as I was hijacked back to the days of David's diagnosis, our thirteen years of caregiving, and then his death.  Tears began to leak out and my throat tightened as both good and bad ...
Read More
/ / Warren's Blog