November 2nd would have been David’s 23rd birthday. To celebrate his life and to remind ourselves that we are not alone we had an Open House for David’s Refuge. We invited supporters, board members, local businesses, and community organizations to see where our guests will be staying and to introduce them to our mission. Over 55 people showed up and enjoyed some delicious food, drinks, and laughter. Brenda and I gave tours, answered questions, and made new friends who will partner with us to serve parents who care for children with special needs or have a potentially life threatening illness. It was a perfect birthday celebration.
I was struck more than once as I gave tours of the sitting room which used to be David’s bedroom that we have come a long way in two years. As we reflect back on the joy of having raised David we now look forward to opening our home to many families who simply need to be reminded that they are not alone, that what they do really matters, and that God loves them.
If you are ever in the area please stop in and let us show you David’s Refuge. The doors are always open and we will leave the lights on for you!
Here are a few pictures from the Open House.