Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Lord provides


Having a child with mitochondrial disease has been compared with living on a roller coaster...there are amazing highs and horrible lows...and there is no real way of knowing which you will encounter with each week. This week, we have encountered both. It has been one of the tougher weeks in a while we have experienced, but it sure did end on a wonderful positive note.

Last week, Nathan qualified for therapy services through our state's Early Steps program...essentially, they are services that we do not have to pay for, and they will come to our house to render the therapy. A couple of weeks before that, I received an email from Nathan's long-time physical therapist stating that she was leaving our current therapy program to work for another practice. I panicked initially, as she has been such a blessing in our lives over the past year who we love dearly...until she told me that she wanted to keep Nathan on as a patient somehow. She has come to our house twice to see Nathan recently, and I have offered to pay her personally, but she declined. As a parent, I have been troubled in how to pay her for her services. She has a skill in therapy that WE need, thus I feel the need to pay her for her services, but she has insisted that she is only helping a friend in these times. And even though I was thankful for her giving spirit in these times, I was also overwhlemed with the need to pay her for coming to help Nathan.
On Friday, I received a text (gotta love today's technology) from Nathan's physical therapist. She had been contacted by our Early Steps supervisor asking if she would consider becoming a provider with them to be able to conduct therapy services through our state's program. After the middle of May, she will once again be Nathan's "official" therapist and will be paid through the state for her services with our son. I will no longer be burdened by her providing services for our son for free...as she will once again be paid for her services. She will be the one over-seeing Nathan's case (therapy-wise) once again...as it has been the past year.After a tough week, I just cried when I received this text from her. God is in control! And He provides in so many circumstances. So many times when we have felt that we were at a road block, He has provided a way so much better and easier than we could have ever imagined. God provides! And we are living proof of that fact.

5 comments:

Jill on May 3, 2009 at 7:57 AM said...

Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Amber, your title says it all. At every trial, we forget that the Lord is in control and yet, He continues to provide and remind us that HE is in control. I am so glad to hear your wonderful news!

Sis. Kimberly Riffel

Kim and Asa on May 3, 2009 at 9:00 PM said...

Oh, I love it! The state may believe in the separation of church and state but God uses the state!!!!

We've had unexpected bills come up and that is when Asa will get a disability check! He doesn't get a check each month so it is amazing when this happens!!

Praise God!

Jill on May 3, 2009 at 9:15 PM said...

A friend's mom calls blessings such as this those "pennies from heaven."

Anonymous said...

What a soul-cheering testimony!
Love,
Dad

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