Day 23 – Thankful God Smooths our Path

Yesterday morning I woke up with the knowledge that it was going to be a big day!

I sat before the Lord and asked Him in faith to go before us, to prepare the way, and to show us every step we should take and in what order we should take it.

When my daughter and I left the house, I still had paperwork that I thought needed to be finished. I grabbed it all up in as organized a fashion as possible before going out the door.

The 30 minute trip by car went smoothly, as did parking in the unfamiliar parking garage and finding our way to the unfamiliar geneticist’s office in the unfamiliar hospital.

The Lord put helpful people in our path to answer all kinds of questions and concerns!

The doctor was kind. Her preliminary official diagnosis for my daughter is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III. This is actually good news, as the other types of EDS are more serious. We did have to go to the lab, and they are running genetic testing to rule out another condition called Loeys-Dietz, which would include aneurysms.

My daughter and I are relieved to finally have a diagnosis! Since it’s genetic, a couple of other family members and I finally have a name for all the health problems we’ve had over the years.

Our trip home in city traffic was also uneventful. I can truly say that God answered my prayer!

One more thing that happened was that, before we left the house in the morning, I got a text from our telephone company saying that the phone call I had made the day before to my cousin in France to get info for the geneticist was going to cost over $200!!!

The anxiety started to raise up within me. But, I knew that I would not be able to deal with this problem until we got home from the lengthy trip to the doctor.

Neither did I have the stamina to allow anxiety to simmer on the back burner.

So, I surrendered the problem to the Lord and left it there.

Around 5 p.m. we were home, and I once again asked the Lord to go before me, prepare the way, send the right people to help, and if I had to end up paying (what I learned was) $229, that He would provide it somehow.

He answered my prayer again, leading me to the right people!!

It turns out that the agent was able to backdate an international plan for $5 a month, with no set number of months that it must be kept, which brought the cost of the phone call down to $17.38!! That’s more like I had expected it to be! Total cost will be $22.38!

So, today I am thankful that God answers prayers and smooths the way before us by going before us and putting things in order before we get there, all the while accompanying us where we are!

Isn’t He GREAT?!!

What about you? Are you thankful that God answers prayer? Are you thankful that He never leaves you? Can you relate with finally being heard and understood, of finally getting a diagnosis after years of not knowing? Have you ever asked the Lord to go before you and prepare the way? Do you have a testimony of answered prayer?

17 thoughts on “Day 23 – Thankful God Smooths our Path

  1. Praise the Lord for a diagnosis and He walked before you! Never heard of these conditions but I’m going to read about them and I am praying right now (stop) it’s not the other one with aneurysms. Also praise Him for being ahead of you about the call charges! Such a blessed day!

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  2. I’m glad the phone bill was taken care of! πŸ™‚

    Also glad you got a diagnosis! ❀ If it's okay for me to ask, was it hard to do? I mean, was it hard on your daughter physically to be diagnosed? Or was getting answers from family members the hardest part?

    I've been praying for your daughter – and your toe! How is your toe? Have you been able to give the special shoes the boot? (Haha, pun wasn't intended, but I guess I'll leave it. XD)

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    1. No, it was not hard on my daughter physically to be diagnosed. She felt very cared for. There was a lot of paperwork to be filled out that I mostly took care of with a little help from her. I actually enjoyed contacting family members that we haven’t talked with for a long time (we don’t live close to them)! It was a time of bonding, showing concern for my daughter’s health and for the health of relatives. I think the hardest part was doing the homework about what EDS is (after the Urgent Care doc said that he suspected that was what she had) and getting our regular doctor on board. But the Lord worked it out and led us all the way.
      Thanks so much for your prayers! My toe is much better! I was finally able to wear a sock three days ago and a shoe for a few days longer than that. I’m also not having to take the Tylenol anymore! Yay! Praise God! πŸ™‚
      Lol, yes, I’ve given the boot the boot! LOL

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      1. That’s awesome. πŸ™‚ I’m glad it wasn’t hard on her physically. Nice that you were able to enjoy contacting family! πŸ™‚

        Oh I see. So glad the Lord worked it all out. πŸ™‚

        Yay for socks and shoes and no more Tylenol! πŸ˜€ πŸ‘’ the πŸ‘’! πŸ˜‚ Amen, praise God for that!

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