Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A New Day

When I woke up this morning, I was nervous and excited all at the same time. Today, we met with some ladies from a waiver program designed to help families care for their children in their homes rather than just putting them into a nursing home or a similar facility. If we are accepted into this program, we will receive paid respite care (babysitting/relief) by a nurse, an allowance to make some modifications to our home (bathtubs, doorways, etc.), medical equipment not covered by Medicaid, and what we need the most, Medicaid.

I think the meeting went well, and I am sure we will be approved. The entire process takes about 2 months and we will have to put SugarMonkey into a nursing home over 1 night. But I will be able to stay with him. No sweat.

After the ladies left, I just had to cry a little. Fighting for Stephen to get the help he needs has been a very long battle. It has taken its toll on all of us. God is rewarding us for our patience, even if it was shaky at times.

I have to remind myself daily that God is in control. He has shown us His power so many times in our lives. Things have always worked out for us. They have only happened the way I thought they should a couple of times. Most of the time I have had to learn to wait or do without. So when I am discouraged by the way things are unfolding, I remind myself to look back at my life and see that God has never failed me. Then I am able to...

Keep it in perspective.