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God is so in the details

December 5, 2010

We "re-celebrated" Kai's birthday with family in California

All I can say is, God is so in the details.  Micah is usually the one to write our blog posts but I just had to share all the goodness that has been poured out on us since we’ve been home—or should I say, the home we’ve been staying in since we got back to the US.

If any of you are ever on Facebook (I hardly ever am), you may have seen my recent status update that I think it may be time to change the name of our family blog.  Baby Baginski #4 is due June 21st 2011.  We are very excited to have the large family we have dreamed of having.  I think four kids officially qualifies as “big.”

By the time we were in Germany and planning our “re-entry”, Micah started fine-tuning and updating his resume, and I started giving thought to the kinds of things I tend to worry about, like getting health insurance and having the kids checked for parasites.  Knowing that we were coming back with one more person, I was truly concerned that I would not qualify for coverage.  Even though I am not one who believes that pregnancy is an illness, health insurance companies would see this as a “pre-existing condition.”

The night we landed in San Francisco, my dear friend Sarah encouraged me to look into Healthy Families—a health insurance program for low-income families in California.  I got started on it the very next day and guess what I discovered?  Although this program doesn’t generally cover parents—only children of low-income families—it does cover pregnant mothers and their unborn children!  Hallelujah!  Exactly what I feared would disqualify me, is the only reason I can get health care coverage through this program.

Within a week of being back in the States, Noah came down with an “unexplained” fever.  We have been notified that any “unexplained” fever we are to have over the next year should be presumed malaria until proven otherwise.  So Noah  and I spent the next couple hours of the evening at the ER for a malaria test.  Last week, we received the bill from the hospital for the ER visit—OUCH!!  (Not the $1.50 it cost for us to get Kai tested and treated in Ethiopia two months ago!)

So this brings me to today. . . I received two letters from “Healthy Families” health insurance.  The first one stated that Isabella is covered, effective December 10th for a minimum monthly premium.  The second letter stated that Noah and Kai (because they are age 5 and under) qualified for another “no-cost” health care program and get this: effective NOVEMBER 1st!!  This means we can submit Noah’s ER visit and it will be COMPLETELY covered through this program.

I am thankful that I live in the wonderful (otherwise bankrupt) State of California, but even more very THANKFUL that we serve a very Mighty God, our Father in Heaven, who loves and cares for us so deeply and is very much in the details.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Marsha permalink
    December 5, 2010 2:52 pm

    When we are “employed” by God, His benefit plan covers everything! Praising Him and Rejoicing with you!

  2. Sarah permalink
    December 6, 2010 2:36 am

    “…for it matters to Him concerning us…”

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