Asking for prayers and healing thoughts

This post today is to ask for prayers for my grandson Ben who tested positive today for Covid. If you are a praying person, please offer up a prayer for Ben. Otherwise, please send some healing thoughts his way. My long-time readers are familiar with Ben. When he was 3 years old he was diagnosed…

Travel Theme: Balance

Every time grandson B. travels here to visit, we make a trip to the old train where he loves to walk on the train tracks.  Little did we know when he first walked these tracks at age 3 that he would soon have three operations for a vascular malformation in his brain (dural arteriovenous fistula)….

Smacked in the Gut By Life, Part 3: No More Waiting !

Grandson B. turns four years old on May 12, and three days later he and his parents will fly from Georgia to New York City for his neurosurgery.   Is it terrible for this grandmother to be excited about this?  I so want this precious child to be completely healed.  We have been so distraught and…

A New Blog: Believing For Ben

I recently have begun a new blog chronicling the experience of my three-year-old grandson as he goes through neurosurgery to correct an arteriovenous fistula in the brain.  Although some of the posts also will appear here on unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com, the new blog Believing for Ben will include additional posts, photos, and reflections that readers will not see…

Smacked In the Gut By Life, Part 2: Waiting

A few days ago I wrote about our three-year-old grandson B. who was diagnosed with an arteriovenous fistula (AV fistula) in the brain. (See that post here.) B. was first taken to the children’s hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN where they did a CT scan, an MRI, and an angiogram to find out what was causing his…

Smacked In the Gut By Life

Sometimes life has a way of coming in from the blind side and smacking us in the gut. Such was the case this week when our three-year-old grandson was diagnosed with an arteriovenous fistula (AV fistula) in the brain.  This precious child, whose photos I have used in this blog many times, will be scheduled for brain…