Here is where I get to brag about my beautiful girls and rant about the frustrations of being a homeschooling family, yet exclaim how much we love it!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Help. Need prayer
Okay. I got some horrible news today. Not just one, but BOTH of my older girls need braces. Their mouths are apparently little train wrecks. I never had braces.....my parents never even took me to the dentist, so I had NO IDEA they were sooooo expensive!!!!!! (our insurance does not cover orthodontia) I was prepared to handle one in braces at a time....but 2???? That's a car payment! I really have no idea what we are going to do. We went ahead and set up for the older one to start her treatment, even though the younger one's problems are more severe. (hopefully we haven't scarred her for life!:) ) We will be taking care of her teeth, but are hoping to put it off until we can figure something out or God makes it abundantly clear. We have been recommended for ortho-care on her, b/c her situation is so bad, and so.....if she's selected for that, the cost of everything is like, 1/8th the normal cost. We are praying that God's will is done. I know there are kids out there with a lot worse problems than mine, and I would never want to take from them an opportunity for help. The orthdontist only chooses 9 cases per year for the ortho-care program. I know if she's not selected, God will provide a way. Anyway....it's felt nice to vent and get that off my bogged down shoulders! ;0) Any advice or wisdom is welcome!
I'm a born again daughter of the one and only King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. I'm also a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom with 3 precious little girls and one fantastic husband. This is our third year of homeschooling and we are LOVING it!!! I'm also a 4-H mom, soccer mom, and ballet mom. We live on a small farm with about 30 head of cattle, 4 horses, 4 cats, 3 dogs, many ducks that come and go, turtles, and anything else that wanders along! I LOVE being a mom and a devoted housewife. It's a calling. I love about every kind of music (except foul) and enjoy a good book when I have time (except smutty). I also love being frugal and sometimes post about the great deals I find in order to "spread it around." I hope you find something here you enjoy, but if you don't, stay around a day or two and I'm sure you'll find something TOTALLY different!!!