Thursday, August 7, 2008

GREAT WHITE....teeth

This is my baby Cadenn and these are his are his GREAT WHITE teeth! After two years of braces, he is done!! After his braces were removed, the Dr. noticed a 1mm space between one of his molars and was very disappointed. He considered for a moment putting them back on, to close the gap. Cadenn listened in terror, hoping and praying that the Dr. would change his mind and he did. He promised to fix it any time if the gap bothered him or food got stuck in it.
Okay, now to brag on our God for a minute and our orthodontist, because a lot of you don't know this story. In November of last year 2 weeks before my mom died I took Cailee to the orthodontist. Cailee is our adopted daughter from Russia. Dr. Snyder and I lived in the same neighborhood in high school, we went to rival schools and we have both adopted children so we have some things in common. When I took Cailee, I knew that there would be a start up fee that we couldn't afford at the time, but didn't have a choice but to go because Cailee had been with us for 6 months and already had braces on her teeth not being checked by anyone. So I began to pray that we would be able to pay the start up fee in sections, not just one lump sum.
Once Dr. Snyder saw Cailee, he told me that it would be 2 years with braces and they would have to take off all the old stuff and put on new stuff. Then I was off to the finance department. I was waiting for the papers to be drawn up and for the total due now, when the finance lady excused herself for a moment with the Dr. After she came back in she proceeded with the paperwork. She covered the cost in full, and what our insurance would cover and what our responsibility was. Then she said, "However, Dr. Snyder has a soft spot for you and your family and is very touched that you have adopted two children, so he wants to do all of the work completely free of charge". I sat in awe filled praise for a moment, of course crying tears of amazement.
I must say, that I limited God, I didn't pray for anything that big, just for the down payment to be broken up in chunks. Not that I didn't believe that God was able, but I did limit the work that he could do by putting God in a box, hoping that he would just accomplish this little thing for us. Our Dr. is not a believer, but he is a wonderful man. I was able to witness to the Greatness of God through the circumstances that the Lord allowed through him. I also was able to share this with my moms care taker that is not a believer & my mom who was very ill was witness to this all, I am sure it stirred up hope and love for her Lord whom she would meet in just a few weeks. Not to mention, that the Lord blessed us greatly, and allowed our new daughter to see His wonders.
Our Lord is alive, He is here and He is now.
Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


God's Girl said...

I love God's mysterious ways. He is the sweetest and the kindest!

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