Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Doctor's Bills

Hello to all of our faithful (and casual) readers. This is just a quick plea for your prayers...I received our second (of who knows how many) large doctor's bills today. Thankfully we have good insurance and we don't have to pay the whole cost of Joshua's surgery. Unfortunately, even having good insurance doesn't make things free. We are currently looking at over $2K in medical bills, with more to come for physical therapy and post-op appointments. I am very thankful that Joshua will have a working finger/hand (this is in no way a complaint about that!), however I am unsure where all of this money will come from. Please keep us in your prayers as we pray for God's provision in this situation. Thank you all!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Many things to post....not so much free time

I have just a few minutes to share two of my favorite things from last week. The first was Joshua's mom's birthday and we went up to celebrate. Ainsley had a fun time in the morning helping make Amma's birthday card. She had a blast and was quite upset when coloring time was over. It took a good long soak in the tub to get her back to normal


The other exciting thing from last week is that we have a new car! For those of you who don't know, we have been a one car family for the last five years. While we were in MA it wasn't a huge deal because we mostly needed to either be at work or in class. That usually meant that one of us was on campus and didn't need a vehicle. Once we moved back to WA, we didn't really need a second car because we were living with my parents. However, when we moved into our new apartment, it quickly became apparent that we were going to need another vehicle. Ainsley gets tired of being cooped up with Mama all day, and unless I take Joshua in to work we can't really go anywhere. So after months of trying to figure out which one of us was going to sell some organs so that we could afford another car, we asked my parents to help us with the purchase. They are so amazing and generous and said that they would help us out. So, after a few failed attempts at buying a Honda Element, we went to South Tacoma Honda and found ourselves a fabulous 2005 CR-V (who has been named Imogen). I am so excited about all of the possibilities that having a second vehicle opens up for us. Yes, it means more money in gas and insurance. But it also means that Ains and I can have playdates with friends, go to the pool for open swim, go to the Toddler time at the library, go to the grocery store....you get the picture. We are so thankful for my parents and their willingness to help us with the car. We feel so blessed.

Those are my few thoughts from last week. Hopefully now that my computer is in working order again I will be able to add some more posts/pictures.