Big Daddy · Family · Medical · Uncategorized

The Answer to What’s Going on with Big Ben

Last Monday, Big Daddy had surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.  It was a planned surgery and what we thought would have a relatively easy recovery. Because of how late Ben’s surgery was and that his surgeon was not able to do the surgery laproscopically, he was admitted to St. Luke’s and we figured we… Continue reading The Answer to What’s Going on with Big Ben

Faith · Family · Muscular Dystrophy · Parenthood

Boden Update — SLC Primary Children’s Trip 1

4am on Tuesday morning Boden and I hit the road.  Our appointment was scheduled for 6 hours later in Salt Lake.  I don’t think I slept the night before — I was worried I’d miss my alarm and I was excruciatingly nervous about the outcome of the appointment with Dr. Butterfield that we had waited… Continue reading Boden Update — SLC Primary Children’s Trip 1

Faith · Family · Grief · Parenthood

7 Ways to Help Your Kiddo Cope with Grief (& helps for big people, too)

When Mark died, Ben was only 8 years old. They were best friends and buddies, and he was Mark’s little shadow. And, he didn’t cry. We were worried. I sought advice from a counselor, researched a little on the internet, and then followed my mom instincts. “If I had been sleeping on the couch, I… Continue reading 7 Ways to Help Your Kiddo Cope with Grief (& helps for big people, too)