Hi Lilyka! where ya been? SOOOO good to read your post. Thanks for sharing. Can I relate or what??!!
I was preggie with baby #5. Our insurance was paid out of pocket for us to the tune of $388/month with huge deductible--more of calamity type insurance. At the time we had Tiffany living with us (girl we took in) and she got help from the state. Her case worker encouraged me to apply for MN Care for the duration of my pregnancy. I hemmed and hawed (pride) but finally did it in time for them to pay the previous 3 months too. Then dd was born 5 weeks preemie and we spent 10 days inthe hospital! As I lay in the jacuzzi tub in the hospital, I thanked GOD for welfare in providing for this bambino. I did not see ONE bill for her.
Fast forward a year and dh is trying to start up a business with a partner on no capital (dumb) and just hard work. It was great at first when we had the work coming in but then in January/Feb it just dried up. Gone. nothing. Our propane was running out, we needed more wood for the woodstoves, food, gas you name it. We borrowed moola from a friend. (yuck--pride again). We were at a low point. Meanwhile this guy is calling dh to come and work for him. Dh had done some fill-in work for a guy on leave and the boss LOVED dh (he's a great hardworker, nice, humorous, ethical, top-notch
) and this guy wanted dh to get on his crew. The thing is that it is union and dh would have to start at the bottom. Before dh was in youth ministry he was a Facilities Manager of a 600,000 sq. ft. building and ran an arm of a company. He was making close to 6 figs. So now this guy is asking dh to come on as a garveyard shift janitor! Talk about PRIDE!! My guy who was used to going to MIT for Facility Managment seminars was being asked to clean out toilets. Before out Jan/Feb no work months I had told dh this was silly of him to even entertain the thought and tell the guy no. Well after two hungry can't pay the bills months dh called him and said he'd take the job.
He started that March. His FANTASTIC insurance kicked in in April, by June I was going to the doc to find out why I was having severe abdominal pains, July I was headed to Mayo and August I had my colon cancer diagnosis and surgery. Dh and I just looked at each other in amazement at God's provision for a job with great bennies. I get bills from Mayo for $25,000 and all I pay is $10!!!!!!And he gets a day off every two weeks which we needed to use for my trips down to Mayo for follow-up tests.
Dh isn't cleaning out toilets anymore since he is moving on up. And now he's on maintenance in a building where his mother is temporarily living (nursing home) while she recuperates from a fall and he sees her every day which has been wonderful for their relationship. God's plan.
Dh has the resume to be running the building but he is humble enough to do the grunt work if that is where God needs him to be. In fact, I had been emailing his resume all over the country and nothing and this guy is calling him asking him to please come on board and we did just in time before all hell broke loose on my life and I needed insurance that would actually pay a bill!
I see God's hand all over this. I shudder to think what would have happened if due to pride we continued the search for a more 'appropriate' level of position and were stuck holding the bag of an enormous medical expense.
Just wanted to share that with ya.
I too know God's provision fisrt hand many times over. This was just two examples.
peace, moondancer who got off her high horse and was sure glad she did!