When I was a young man, one of my favorite movies was The Neverending Story. The film follows a boy who finds a magical book about a young warrior who is given the task of stopping the Nothing, a dark force, from engulfing the world of Fantasia. Along the way, the boy encounters several interesting… Continue reading Our Neverending Story
Oh man what a week. Can I just tell you I've never been more happy to see Friday night than I was this past week. Let me back it up a little and fill you in on a few details. You might want to get something to snack on...this might take a bit. Let me… Continue reading Lumps, bumps, and a broken butt?
Nothing compares to having a good friend. Life on this teeter-totter just wouldn't be the same. They pick you up when you are low and sometimes you get to experience the joys of bringing them up, too. It takes a special kind of friend to jump into our pool and not be overwhelmed by the… Continue reading Sending Love to Texas
These two love birds tied the knot in August. COVID-19 meant a much smaller celebration, but it was the perfect weekend filled with family and a lot of love. Shoutout to Jeremy Erickson (www.jrerickson.com) for another amazing video that captured it all perfectly. Welcome to the chaos Sadie...we love you both very much! https://vimeo.com/476926552?fbclid=IwAR34wLHRiI1hD-9b2qP7inP20lfx2MWpHO8wPWu_jR4dwC4NaIF4xtVtRaU
Sometimes life in the Barrus house is like one of those really bad late-night infomercials where you just get comfortable with the thought/experience/moment and suddenly life busts in and announces, "But wait...there's more"! Maybe this is why I don't like roller coasters? Or infomercials? Most of the time I do a pretty good job of… Continue reading But Wait…There’s More!
I saw this on Facebook the other day and thought it was appropriate for the times. But on Saturday, I'm pretty sure I started to hear the beating of drums (you know...the ones that signal danger in the movie Jumanji). I had landscapers here finishing up the last of the sod in the backyard, the… Continue reading Welcome to Jumanji…
If I could place all of my worries and concerns on little pieces of paper, I am sure that they would fill a room. I spend a significant portion of my days praying for answers and seeking solutions to the challenges we face. And not just with Ben's medical journey, but with the medical challenges… Continue reading Thank you
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
I laid in bed that night and struggled to find sleep. The conversation with my teenage son playing over and over in my head. Oh, how I wish he knew how much I loved him and how amazing he is! And yet, I was disappointed that all of my words had been critical. My heart… Continue reading The LOVE Wall