Thursday, September 11, 2014

Open Letter from Parthenia, CEO/Founder

Today is 9/11 for those that have not heard my story, I thank God for allowing me to be here today living my purpose through The Warford Foundation, Inc.

September 11, 2001, I was on active duty in the Army stationed at the Pentagon however, this particular morning I was next door at Fort Myers getting my retirement physical. I remember being very upset because the lab tech was late which meant I was going to miss a meeting. Little did I know that the lab tech really saved my life, you see the meeting was right where the plane hit the Pentagon killing my mentor and several other high ranking military soldiers.

So on this day 9/11 I sit quietly thanking God for allowing me to still be here. I use to question why I was saved, but now I know it is to continue living my purpose.

Warm regards,

Parthenia Warford

Friday, August 29, 2014

EBK Salon Partners with BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Program

ANNOUNCEMENT: EBK Salon Jacksonville, FL partnered with The Warford Foundation, Inc. #BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Program. They specialize in Hair Weaves and Extensions, Eyelash Extensions, Skin Care, Threading, Body Waxing, Hair Styling, and Custom Wigs. 

Stay tuned for details on charity events in Washington, DC area and Jacksonville, FL locations by following EBK Salon and TWF on Instagram or their websites.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Birthday Wishes to Carrie M. Warford, Board of Directors, President, The Warford Foundation, Inc

Happy 77th birthday to the amazing woman who not only gave me life, but you are my Mother, Best Friend For life, the Sister I never had, my rock, and air beneath my wings. Thank you for serving as The Warford Foundation, Inc, Board of Directors President, I thank God for you everyday Moma, because of your unconditional love and unwavering support I was able to raise two beautiful daughters of my own. Moma you are my SHERO the example of a perfect Mother, everyone that meets you fall in love with you. I regret that I couldn't be there with you today, but my health wouldn't allow me to fly right now. Praying you enjoyed you special day, I will make it up to you as soon as I'm cleared to travel. Love you more than life itself today and everyday! ~Parthenia

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Salute - Jemahl Warford

Today is Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014 and I would like to highlight my baby brother Jemahl Warford as Father of the Year! You see I am an only girl of 5 brothers who has watched all her brothers grow up and 4 out of 5 become fathers.  Also to note is I raised my 2 now adult daughters as a singlemom, all but 3 years of their lives when I was married. 

Therefore,  I am writing this from the perspective of a singlemom who daughters didn't have their Father present in their lives. I watched my baby brother Jemahl enlist in the Army like me, get married have 2 daughters then watch his marriage dissolve into divorce. 

Although, the divorce was hard on my brother; I saw him buckle down and do whatever was needed to remain an active parent in lives of his daughters.  Something that a lot of men would not have done,  especially because the divorce was less than friendly.  Jemahl was broken but he refused to become a statistic -- deadbeat Dad would never ever be the title he earned. 

He moved into an apartment complex where he could do odd maintenance jobs in exchange for an efficiency apartment,  and low rent so that he could have a place to live. She kept the house along with custody of girls, then eventually getting remarried and starting over.

Jemahl didn't just walk away and allow the new husband to raise his daughters NO he remained more involved than ever; working and sacrificing to buy them the best of everything.  At every sporting event, school meeting, you name it he was there doing it and more.

Parenting means dealing with the good and bad -- you see women when you have a Father that is doing his part you are obligated to support his decisions of tough love. You cause confusion and discontent between your children and Father when you are not on the same sheet of music.  Never allow your children to play you against each other and manipulate you into pushing Father away because he's frustrated and refuses to deal with constant undermining.

The result could be -- a great Father like my baby brother Jemahl gets his spirit broken and decide to walk away leaving you to deal with the mess you created alone. There are plenty of great Father's but they should and MUST be supported otherwise you know how the story ends......

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Watch our BeautyBrainsBelief Mentoring Conference via LiveStream

Single mother & military widow families please join us THIS Saturday, May 10th  from 4 to 8pm for our #Free #BeautyBrainsBelief Mentoring Conference via #LiveStream. We have 48 single mother families participating in person, but also wanted to allow those who missed the deadline to register a chance to watch it Live as well. Here is the link to watch Beauty Brains Belief Mentoring Conference live on Livestream. 

Beauty Brains Belief Mentoring Conference and Program are sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp Diversity Recruitment Programs, Falls Church, Virginia.

Questions or concerns please email us at info@thewarfordfoundation.org prior to the event Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 8pm.