What a Wonderful World

In an hour we are driving to pick up our son, Daniel at SUNY New Paltz for Thanksgiving.  Chris and Brit will arrive late tomorrow night.  I can’t wait to have my family home.  We have been so busy the last few weeks I haven’t had time to really sit down to pause and think about Thanksgiving so in an attempt to prime the pump I listened to What a Wonderful World by Loius Armstong.  If you have 2.25 minutes click on the link and listen to it.

As I stopped and “thought to myself” here are a few things I am thankful for this year:

  • Even though I miss my son David his life and influence lives on in David’s Refuge
  • The adventure and thrill of starting a non-profit.  Every morning I feel energized and excited for the challenges we will face
  • The families we have never met who will stay at the Refuge.  We can’t wait to meet you!
  • My favorite employee at David’s Refuge: Brenda Pfohl! 🙂  We are having so much fun “working” together
  • Driveway markers!  A friend is going to plow our driveway for free to support David’s Refuge.  If you are looking for someone to plow your driveway call 315 410-1469 and tell them David’s Refuge sent you.
  • Money 🙂  We are beginning to see financial support come in which will allow us to operate the Refuge
  • We are so proud of our children.  Daniel is loving college, Chris loves his job, and Brit is almost done with her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner.  They have encouraged us and supported us as we have worked hard at stating David’s Refuge.  Please keep my daughter-in-law, Brittney in your prayers.  Her Aunt just passed away.
  • Some of the great organizations we have connected up with who are serving our community: Make a Wish, YMCA, Camp Good Days and Special Times, CompassionNet and many others.  They are serving families who need to be reminded they are not alone.

I hope you will take sometime this holiday season to pause and “think to yourself what a wonderful world” you live in.

Don’t ever forget, You are not alone!  What you do matters!  God loves you!

Thankful for each one of you,