Our van is safely home and working great :). AND it was even a couple of hundred less than the estimate! Of course, when you're going on three grand... Well, a couple of hundred is something anyway :). On top of that good news, we learned that our insurance IS going to cover some of hubby's surgery after all, his last minute visit from his boss went great, and I think Bethi's over her teething phase (she popped three teeth in no time flat!).
Prayers for hubby would be greatly appreciated! He's going in in the morning for oral surgery, getting some impacted wisdom teeth taken out. He had quite the fight with the insurance company. Dental said it was covered by medical, medical said it was covered by dental. As a last ditch effort the other day he called the lady in charge of insurance at the home office and she got something done! Lee isn't the type that flops on the couch in a fetal position when he gets a splinter, he's even worked through the flu before and he's scheduled himself back to work by Tuesday. He's a tough guy. But, I'm sure this isn't going to be a picnic either and I really don't want to see him suffer. He's only getting a local anesthetic instead of letting them knock him out. I told him today maybe he ought to go for the general anesthesia and he said if I can go through labor and delivery drug-free then he can get his wisdom teeth out on a local, haha :).
I got quite the compliment tonight while we perused the aisles at Wal-Mart looking for mushy foods for Lee to eat over the next few days :). A pastor that comes into Lee's store a lot saw him and came over to say hello. He told Lee, "I didn't see you back there, I didn't know they were yours, but I saw your girls a couple of aisles over and thought, 'that must be a christian lady'. You don't see girls dressed so pretty and modest anymore.". I thought it was encouraging not because we're being complimented on our appearances but because it makes me realize anew that just as a mom walking down the aisles at Wal-Mart with my little ones I am being an effective ambassador of the kingdom of Christ. Hair combing and bow tying is part of my mission field, when done for the glory of God :).
"Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." ~
1 Corinthians 10:31