After not posting much for the past week or so, I have three new posts today! (Don't miss the two picture posts after this.)
Tomorrow Katrina and I leave for Colorado Springs. I'm excited about going and praying that God will show me what He plans for me to do with the information I'm going to learn. Because my best friend is fighting an eating disorder, I want to learn as much as I can about both the disease and how to help those fighting it.
As of yesterday, I had $300 for my trip, and two more people mailed checks today. I don't know what the new total is, but I am so thankful for those who have given money to help me go and those who are praying for me as I go and return.
Please pray for our safety as we travel. We have a direct flight to Denver and then are driving down to Colorado Springs. I'm not as good of a traveler as I used to be, and I've started getting clausterphobic on airplanes. Thankfully I have something to help me with any panic attacks I might have. We leave around noon tomorrow and come back around the same time on Sunday.
Also pray for Mark and Steven (and Katrina's husband, Kris, and son Eli). My parents are watching Steven tomorrow, and then Mark is taking Friday off work for a daddy/little buddy day. Mark is great with Steven, but this is the first time that I've ever been away from Steven for more than a few hours. I'm really not all that nervous about it, but still. . . You can also pray for Kris and Eli--Kris is taking Eli on his first camping trip. That's brave!
Today I scheduled Steven's EKG at the children's hospital in Detroit. We go down next Thursday morning, but I don't know how long it will take for us to get the results back from the pediatric cardiologist. We're in a bit of a dilemma because we want to use Steven's medicaid for all of this. (We haven't used it yet, but there are no copays for anything!) The problem is that it's time for the adoption to be finalized, at which point he no longer has the medicaid. We're holding onto the court paperwork for now, but I'm not sure how long the court will let us do that.
Obviously, we want the adoption to be finalized, but it doesn't change our day-to-day life at all. We want to still have the medicaid in case Steven needs any other tests/procedures after the EKG. We don't anticipate this being the case at all--the EKG is precautionary--but we want to have it just in case. (He is on our BC/BS insurance as well, but the copays are significantly higher.)
Thank you for praying for us as I travel and as Steven has his test next week! I'll be sure to update you on how the trip went when I get back since I doubt I'll have access to the internet while I'm gone.