Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Life to be Thankful for! Day #17

    Today I'm reminded how blessed we are for our health.  With Mike's recent job change we are unable to carry insurance for our family.  As a stay at home mom I obviously don't provide insurance for my family so Mike does that and his new job doesn't provide insurance until you have been there for 90 days.  I don't like this at all; I have never been without insurance that I can remember.  So we did what we had to and were able to get Gregory least if anything happened he would get what he needed.  We have the option of Cobra but unless something happens in the next 60 days we wont be doing that because we simply cannot afford it.  I know what you're thinking....get an individual insurance plan.  Well we could probably look into that for Mike but for me you can forget it, we would be better off paying for Cobra.  With the fertility issues I have faced in the past, the individual insurance company quoted me $1200 just for me!!  Is that not CRAZY!?!?!  But it's okay....we are so blessed in that we don't have big health issues to worry about.  My fertility issues are not life threatening and Mike is rarely sick....of course now that I'm typing this and we don't have insurance I'm just waiting for the ball to drop; I just have to live on Faith!  We are praying every day that we will be able to make it these 90 days continuing to be healthy.  There are so many people that would be unable to even fathom not having insurance because they face real health issues!   We have been blessed so far!
And an added bonus to this thankful post...I'm so thankful we have been successful in being able to get insurance for Gregory....he is what matters the most!

Inspired by Thanksgiving


  1. Hey! Your new blog layout looks great! My husband and I are self-employed. We have never had insurance unless we paid hefty amounts. It is a scary place to be sometimes! Keep praying!

  2. Thank you so much for the encouragement :) Sometimes having Faith is all we can do!