"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6
How many times have I read this verse and how many times have I ignored it? If we would just do as God instructs us to do in the first place things would go much smoother.
As most of you know, I had gastric bypass surgery in October 2006 and lost a lot of weight in just a few short months. A lot of things, I found out the hard way, my stomach would not process so up it came. Sorry if TMI. 9 months after I had the surgery I got pregnant with my first baby girl! After 8 LONG years of yearning for a baby, God finally loaned us one. I lost even more after I had her and then when my first baby was just 14 months old I got pregnant with my 2nd princess. The whole time I was pregnant with her I puked! It really took a toll on my teeth! BIG TIME! I had been going to a local dentist here and was doing a little at a time. I was doing what I could afford. It wasn't working. My teeth are going faster than I could have the work done so I switched to a place about 45 minutes away. They gave me a quote of over $20000 to get my teeth fixed. Now this is not something I can put off. I was told they would take payments, but payments would still be over $600 a month. Now I don't know about you, but on a TSgt's salary, 2 little girls, and me not working outside the home, it was not something we could afford. I was once again devasted, but me and my DH decided that we were just gonna have to do it! I just prayed and read my Bible. I have given it to the Lord and the first glimmer of hope came today when the dentists office called me back and told me to pay what I could at first they would work out the rest later after my mouth was on its way to completion! I will FINALLY be able to really smile again! No more covering my mouth when I laugh or smile. What a blessing! This is going to be a 2 year process because I need all but my bottom 4 molars capped and need several gum surgeries, but will have my temporary caps on in a few short months! We are still praying that God will provide a way for us to pay it off, but again, the dentists office has been such a blessing so far.
Please help us pray that God provides us with the ability to pay. Once my girls start school in September I will be looking for a part time job that will allow me to work only while they are in school.
Today I am thankful for God's many blessings and the people He uses to provide those blessings. "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" Ephesians 6:18
I hope everyone has a blessed and thankful Thursday. Thank you in advance for all the prayers.