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
First, let us start off by shouting THANK YOU from the rooftops! We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support, love, prayers, donations, food, and goodies. We have an incredible group of friends and family and a whole community of strangers who have rallied behind us. Second, we were asked to put… Continue reading Needs (Updated 12/1/2019)
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