Over the course of the next few weeks the trustees would drop in with small amounts of money that people had given to help with David's hospital bills. It wasn't long before we knew that we would have to foot the majority of the bill on our own since we had not gotten nearly enough money to cover the bills and we didn't want to make another request to the church even though the trustees had offered to make another request for us.
Daddy accompanied David to his follow up appointment with his surgeon and while there he talked to him about setting up a payment plan to pay the bill. The doctor seemed to be willing to work with us and as they left his office Daddy gave him one of our business cards which had our phone number and the half hour that we could be reached if he wanted to call.
The next few days Daddy went to the phone shanty for the half hour that we took calls to make sure that if the doctor called he would be the one to answer the phone. Everyday he would come in and say that he hadn't called and was concerned that maybe the doctor had changed his mind about setting up a payment plan.
On Saturday afternoon we were surprised to see the doctor and his wife walk into our store. They looked at all the furniture we had and seemed to really like it. After picking out a bedroom suite and a dining room set he asked if it would be okay if they would take those two sets in exchange for marking the hospital bill paid in full.
Daddy was more than happy to agree. That evening we all rejoiced at how everything had worked together and the bills were all taken care of.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Posted by A Joyful Chaos at 9:04 AM
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What a wonderful thing to happen :)ReplyDelete
God works in mysterious ways, sometimes he solves our problems before we have time to even worry...ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness. That is amazing. God's love never ceases to amaze me though!ReplyDelete
How wonderful. I bet that wouldn't happen very often now.ReplyDelete
Isn't God sweet? I love when He does stuff like this.ReplyDelete
I love it when God works things out in such a way...he is so good to his children...blessingsReplyDelete
I love how God works...it isnt about the mystery it's about faith...ReplyDelete
God bless the doctor and his wife for listening to Him. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful memory.ReplyDelete
Oh what a blessing!!! God sure is awesome and I love to watch Him at work.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I've been visiting yours, and have enjoyed lots of reading this morning and I'm late starting our school day :)
When God guides,ReplyDelete
He always provides.
What a blessing!ReplyDelete
Hey were you at church Sunday? Did you hear our announcement? About Jason and Autumn?
What a good doctor!ReplyDelete
How wonderful!! I wish our hospital bills could be paid similarly. Even with insurance, we've got to dish out quite a bit between my giving birth, my oldest breaking his arm and hubby coming down with a severe illness that landed him in the hospital for 5 days and out of work for 2 1/2 months.ReplyDelete
I wish that doctor would've done Sara's foot surgeries! We could've used him. :D What a great story ~ and I like Lifeofaplainlady's comment above.ReplyDelete
Amazing!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! I decided to start blogging again and focus on my home and I was not sure anyone would want to visit. You really enocuraged me!! I look forward to following your wonderful blog as well!ReplyDelete
I'm sure your parents were praying for a solution ... and never in a million years did they expect that! Our church is very good at helping out when circumstances are not good for a member or even someone in the community, but as your family found out, some times are leaner than others and it's not always easy to give more and more. But God knew! (and he always does!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this ... such a shot in the arm for struggling families. The doctor and his wife are probably STILL enjoying their beautiful furniture!
Just a quick note to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment today.
Thank you for sharing your childhood testimony about your brother, David's, hosptial bills. I am always encouraged when others share how our Lord provides and has provided for them.
I am looking forward to reading more on your blog - I've added you to my "sites of interest" links in my blog's sidebar.
How wonderful! A resolution that works for everyone. Makes me smile.ReplyDelete
What a great way to settle! I think that people in general used to do an exchange of services more than we do today.ReplyDelete
That was a very sweet story. I just came across you from Jenny Wren. I need to look around your blog posts. I am curious about your story!ReplyDelete
So good to read this.ReplyDelete
I am never surprised what God does or how he does it, usually it is never as we expect, lots of hugs my friend, BarbaraReplyDelete
I love it. Just another little reminder that God does provide. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for signing up to follow my blog. I'll be interested in reading yours.ReplyDelete
Oh, how wonderrful for you!ReplyDelete
Hospital bills can be stressful.
now that was wonderful,the Lord those supply his children's needs does he not, Praise the Lord.ReplyDelete
It's just proof of how very amazin' the hand of God work in our lives. I loved reading this beautifully written post and the reminder that God is always there to take care of our needs.ReplyDelete
God bless ya and have the most amazin' week sweetie!!!! :o)
What a great blessing- it's great when barter works out great. My husband does that with people and it's saved us many times from hardships. PTL for a wonderful ending. HugsReplyDelete
God is so good - all the time! Thank you for following my little blog...I love your remembrances of your childhood and I will be following you also!ReplyDelete