CONTACT INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEASONS OF LIFE: Experience with severe depression, experience with husband and children both having ADHD, caretaker of Special Needs sister
Hi, I’m Jan Barrows and I have been married for 43 years. I have 2 children, both married and one grandson. I lived in California for 55 years, Oregon 7 years and now Tyler going on 5 years. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, teachers aid and high school guidance tech. When I married, at 22, I had such an idealistic view of how life would be; but I was soon taught differently. I’ve experienced my sister suffering permanent brain damage from a car accident and then myself dealing with severe depression. By the grace of God, I received the help I needed with my depression to begin to live again. I have experienced my mother suffering a stroke during surgery and seeing my father handle the taxing job of caring for both her and my disabled sister, whom I now care for. I tell my kids that there are no guarantees in life but because of Jesus, there is a guarantee of the hope of Heaven. I do my best to have a caring heart and listening ear and to be an encourager to anyone going through challenging times.