Good news! My mother has been approved for nursing home Medicaid coverage! Praise our God, who is good, just, and cares deeply for each one of His children! Praise Jesus, who is working out His life and ministry through our simple, ordinary lives! Praise the Holy Spirit who gives us inner strength, comfort, guidance, and a strong sense of God’s presence with us! Praise His Marvelous Name!
Now that the financial aid is in place, mom must again qualify medically for long term care. This determines where she will settle in for this next season of her life. If she qualifies medically for skilled nursing care, she can remain where she is, and she has grown contented there. If she assesses for a lower level of care needs, she will have to transition to an assisted living home that accepts medicaid. I know that God is working in my mother’s best interest, so whatever answer He sends, we know and accept it as His best answer. She has a new roommate over the past 10 days or so and they enjoy one another very much. Her roommate is also a long term patient, but is mentally strong. We have been thankful for God’s grace in even this seemingly small detail, which is no small thing in mom’s world. Imagine having to live with a perfect stranger with no real privacy. That’s when the right match becomes a very big deal!
Thank you for your prayers for us. I cannot imagine how we would have made it through all of this without them. Mom appreciates your prayers, too. She will, Lord-willing, be joining us in worship this Easter Sunday morning at Riverbluff at the 9:30am service. She is happy to be coming and we are excited to finally share Easter with her. We share very few holidays with our family members, so this is a sweet treat. Again, I thank you all and ask you to join me in praising our Father for His marvelous goodness and grace to us all. May God richly bless you for all the love and kindness you have poured out upon us.