Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tada....

Yesterday was a big day for our daughter Cailee. She has had braces almost as long as she has been in the US, 3 1/2 years...a long time. Yesterday she FINALLY got them off...and boy are they beautiful.

For those of you who don't know, these braces were a huge blessing. Cailee and Cyilea had just come to their forever home with us. My mom had ALS and was living with us too, I was her care giver. Money was tight. Two new children...a really sick mom, a family of 8 plus mom and dad, money was tight. Cadenn was already in braces and Cailee was too. We needed to get her established some where. I took her to our orthodontist to have her teeth checked out.

I had done this braces thing before and know that they would want a start up fee...which was around $400, which might I add, we did not have. I prayed...I gave God all my great ideas. "Lord, if they would let me make payments on the down payment. If they would not charge $400, but maybe $200...that would be great. Lord, I don't know, do what you want, if we can't afford it, we can't afford it, we will save."

Once we got there, it was worse than I thought. The Dr. would have to remove all her old braces because they didn't use the same kind. Then he laid out the plan of action, 2 more years of all of this and she would be done. The Dr. took us to the financial department to work out the money situation.

Of course I was nervous, I was going to have to tell them we will have to wait for awhile, in the mean time the braces will just sit on Cailee's teeth. He thanked us for our business and motioned to the finance lady to follow him. When she returned she printed up all of paper work...it was just as I thought. $400 down, monthly payments for the rest of the two years. BUT THEN....

She said that the Dr. so loved that we were willing to open our home to yet another child in need that he wanted to show his appreciation to us. Because we were willing to step out and love on children he was going to love on them too. He wanted to do Cailee's braces PRO BONO...FREE!

Tears streamed down my face of course, and of course I couldn't contain them. All my great ideas gone, God had GREATER ones.

We are truly thankful for our Dr. he has blessed our lives.


Before....


Getting ready...and so excited

Taking them off...

The first braces free smile...

Tada...


What a beautiful smile...


Her first look in the mirror...

6 comments:

Susan said...

She sure looks happy, and beautiful.

amyb777 said...

She looks gorgeous!
God always provides!

ypypyp ;)

LisaShaw said...

She's beautiful and what a blessing of free dentist work. GOD IS SO FAITHFUL ALL THE TIME!!

Love and blessings to you and your precious family.

Merry CHRISTmas.

Cindy said...

THAT is a fabulous story. I had never heard that her braces were free! God is so fantastically good.

caitlyn Day said...
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praisinyahweh said...

Have always loved that story, but it was great to hear it again. How faithful is He who calls us to follow! Her smile has always been beautful, but I am rejoicing for her appliance free teeth. Gum and sticky candy beware ...

Mis you too friend, and am looking for ward to Christmas break and spending somt time with the most amazing friends ...


Love ya and am praying that a calm, peace breeze surrounds you today in the midst of your busy week.

Love ya...

Lisa

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