Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I have been working on a post about Luke-and what his turning 5 means.
I will still post it, but had to post this first while the emotions are still right at the surface.

We have been planning for Luke to have a surgery this summer for his nose.
We have been planning to travel to California to the surgeon that did all of his surgeries in Oregon. (after we moved to OK, the surgeon moved to CA)

We knew that this would take sacrifice for our family, on many different levels.
The financial being the biggest.

I have been in contact with the surgeon and his office, emailing photos, and information back and forth. The surgeon said he thought Luke looked good, but he would preauthorize for the lip and nose, just in case he felt that his lip needed touching up when we got there.

One of my concerns was our insurance coverage. How much coverage would we have since we were traveling to CA- would they cover any of it? How much would this cost.

Well today, I was contacted by the surgeons office, to go over paperwork, and to talk about when we wanted to schedule. At the end of the conversation, I asked if they had heard anything from insurance and how much coverage we would have..and she said,

"everything is good, we are billing insurance only for the surgery"

My reply,
"excuse me?" as tears start to well...

After she replied the same thing, and then mentioned that we just needed to take care of getting our family out there and take care of where would stay, I did not have the sense of mind to ask: why? Only to say what a blessing this will be to our family.

I could not stop crying, and then she started to cry.

I am so thankful, grateful, and full of joy- for this blessing to our family.
It lightens the load, and makes our planning for this next surgery for Luke, a lot less fearful.


Julie said...

What a wonderful blessing! I am so happy for you.

Jenn said...

Oh, Alisa, that is AMAZING! Praise you, Father!

annalisa said...

That must have been the best news ever.

Barb said...

What a blessing!

April said...

Donna told me about this last night and it made me cry! What a wonderful blessing and such a deserving family.