Tuesday, June 11, 2013

humbled (again)

My emotions certainly got the better of me yesterday morning. Once Jon called me with the verdict from Elden's appointment, my mood improved. Elden still had no ear infection (just fluid) and despite his cough his lungs sounded good. He didn't require antibiotic shots nor a breathing treatment, which was a huge encouragement to me and a relief for Jon. They walked out with a prescription for a steroid for Elden's lungs and well-wishes for surgery on Wednesday. Have I ever told you how much I love our pediatrician? Because I do, like a lot.


In the past three days, we have been given 2 very sizable checks. Both were a total surprise. If you had asked us even a week ago if we knew this was coming we would have asked you what the deuce you were talking about. At a time when finances were really stressing us out, God demonstrated once again how generous He is. How apt He is to meet our needs. Since we are anticipating the out of pocket expense for the surgery to be on the order of $1000, to see that cost come back to us in an even greater number (copays have been absolutely brutal in this house so far in 2013) was just humbling. Why am I even surprised? This isn't the first time we've seen provision like this.

As we prepare to head to the Cleveland Clinic tomorrow, we covet your prayers for a totally uneventful day and procedure. We know both the risk and severity of complications are incredibly low, but they exist nonetheless. I will attempt to update tomorrow night. In the meantime, I will keep attempting to repress my glass-half-empty tendencies and trust that God holds us in His hand, always, no matter what.


  1. Good luck! I'll keep you all in my prayers :)

    1. Thank you, that is very, very kind of you!

  2. God has blessed mom and I financially since we graduated college. Although our first jobs paid well below the average wage, we decided to tithe 10% of our meager earnings.

    In just two years after we were married, we saved $17,000 for our first house. We sacrificed eating out when our friends were going to nice restaurants on a regular basis. Our monthly meal out was typically McDonalds, Wendys or Burger King.

    Was the sacrifice worth it. We don't think so... we KNOW so. God is GOOD!