God Bless you ALL for caring SO MUCH about our 3 precious boys!
We keep you in our prayers daily!
Your help means so much to them and our family!
Now the not so pretty post.
You can read here- http://www.only1mom.com/2012/03/update-on-pleven-medical-fund.html
This has been weighing so heavily on my mind.
First of all, do my boys, have my boys have/had broken bones? Oh my heart is heavy. They already need some medical things the Tokuda hospital may be able to help them with before they come home.
After we get them home, we hope to donate/re-pay those amazing Drs who have taken on this wonderful work!
As I sit in my comfortable home, in clean clothes, with beds and sheets for everyone, with money to buy food for all of us here. With boxes of diapers and depends stacked in rooms. I feel sick to my stomach that so many children, and my 3 boys, are going without. All of the things we have, that we/I take for granted. The Country they live in is poor. The real kind of poor, not the kind of poor we talk about here!
We have so much help here. For instance, I've said how our health insurance costs us a lot of money each month because we are self employed. And our deductible on one policy is $5,000 and the other $5,700. We have been fighting/struggling to pay a large load of medical bills for Julius & Pauly. Things we hadn't anticipated they would need. Things spread over time wouldn't be too much, But the Drs insisted- now! We ended one calendar year 3 months after they came and had to pay the deductible twice as the new calendar year began.............until our hospital told us we were eligible for Charity care.
Now that's just the hospital. Specialty Drs still want their money after insurance. :o)
But what a wonderful blessing for the hospital to lighten our load. I did not want Charity care. I was too proud. I begged them to let me make small monthly payments- they refused. I put my pride aside and thanked God!
Yesterday with St. Patrick's day I thought about how my paternal grandfather's family came from Ireland,
and my paternal grandma's family from Scotland and my maternal grandpa's family - England and my maternal grandma's family- Norway/Finland.
They left 4 Countries that they loved and knew. To come to America! They never knew that I was going to exist- but oh- how they blessed my life by coming here, because of them I can celebrate these Countries as an American! Just as our newly American boys celebrate their beautiful Country of their birth, as Americans!
I try not to feel guilty about all I have, all I've been given . I work hard to share, after all it is God's not mine. I pray I've used His gifts wisely.
But sometimes it's hard to be so blessed when you see the suffering. Sometimes I just feel sick in the pit of my stomach because so many struggle. Sometimes it's hard to enjoy what you have when you wish you could share it with those so far away.