Nowadays, unlike the good ol' days, you have to go through a process. You can't just call a doctor's office, make an appointment and go on about your day. Oh, no. Now, you must call the doctor that your PCP referred you to, who wants you to see a specialist. They have to fax their records to Emory, as well as the PCP.
So then you have to call the PCP and make sure that they got the records from the doctor they referred you to. And if they did, which always takes at least two phone calls, they have to fax their referral with insurance authorization to the specialist at Emory.
You can then call Emory and make an appointment. But wait a minute. The referral isn't in the system. Say what? You're looking right at it. You're holding it in your hand. Nope, the system won't let them go any further with the appointment making until it's in the system. Call back Monday midday.
It's unfathomable to me the way the medical system works these days. I don't understand it at all. Anyway, today has been a challenging day for me. I know everything is in the Lord's hands, the timing of each and every appointment and procedure is already made in the Lord's calendar. He already knows the outcome of everything. But wow, is it hard to be human. I'm praying every minute. Wish I knew a way to lift my mood. I feel in my gut and my heart of hearts that my mom is going to be fine. I just don't have the feeling that it's any sort of cancer. I feel like if it was, I'd feel some certain way. She had a knot removed from her scalp last year and it was benign. That knot hadn't deteriorated her skull, though. But the Lord knows what's going on. Why even bother to guess. Why even bother to worry. Hasn't changed one single thing. So here's a few pictures of my feelings for the day. And, of course, one of my little sunshine, Grant Cameron.
I ordered him the cutest little play set, which obviously he can't play with yet. Each little farm friend makes its animal sound. I will enjoy watching him play with them. If he's like his daddy, he'll love to play and make believe.
This scripture has been me today. I've been praying that the Lord will make my arms strong to handle the tasks at hand.
This one is a favorite of mine. I've shared it with friends going through tough times.
And obviously, this one needs no explanation. Who hasn't meditated on it before? It's a comforting one for sure.
And then this one has been with me through some tough times, too. Gotta work on that merry heart part.
Do you have a favorite verse that gets you through the tough times?
Till next time...