Remember when I said our life was back to ordinary? Well, I guess that’s comparative.
Compared with last Sunday night, life seems to have normalized. Compared with two weeks ago, well……
No, not our previous idea of ordinary.
For one thing, I have been spending lots of time writing. I don’t mind because we have a sneaking suspicion that God sent me this bad hip pain to keep me sitting still long enough to get this blog up and running. I surely hope it clears up as soon as this job is finished, though!
We are members of Samaritan Ministries, a Christian health care sharing ministry. When we joined over two years ago, they had an upper limit of $25,000 on how much of the medical need would be published to the members if the need was caused by a congenital defect. We realized that with heart surgery and surgery to correct two club feet, we may be forced to sign up for government help against our desire and beliefs. The magnitude of the bills would be as impossible for us to manage as buying the moon.
At one point, I had a moment of quiet and stood looking out the window at literally tons of snow covering everything as far as I could see. I thought, “God, nothing is too big for you. This is a little snow to you. The impossible bills we are anticipating are little to you. No harder for You to provide $100,000 than $10.”
My friend sent me the verse from I Samuel, “Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.”
When Joe called to tell Samaritan about Verity’s diagnoses, and to get an idea of what they recommend we do, they told him that their guidelines had changed, and that they will now publish a congenital defect need in its entirety! Are we ever thankful to the Lord for His provision! What great things He has done for us!!!
My midwife told me Friday that she had received the full ultrasound report from the radiologist, and that it was the same as the preliminary report, with the additional recommendation that I have a higher level ultrasound done, with a fetal echocardiogram. After making a few calls, she called back to say that I now have an appointment with a maternal-fetal medical specialist for these tests on Tuesday, February 16th, at 10:45 AM.