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.

3 comments:

Jeff and Sendy said...

My prayers are with you. God is holding you through all of this. You are all so dear to us. Glad to hear that the meeting went well, can't wait to hear the rest of it, the GOOD NEWS!
Thinking about you...

Chelf said...

I know that, as his mother, you will probably notice more than the staff at a nursing home would. The good part is that your instincts and work will not be ignored through this. I am glad that you get to stay with him, even if it is just one night.

God's time is not as fast as our impatience desires. However, the answers that God sends are better than the way we think things should happen.

Tereasa said...

Hi, it's Sendy's sister. I notice yo haven't blogged in quite a while. I know you have your hands full! Maybe you've just lost interest? Obviously, I don't read as much as I post. Anyway... I pray that you have received the support and services you've hoped for.