Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, December 26, 2008

The things we take for granted...

On Christmas Eve I took a bite of a Tootsie Roll. As I opened my bite, so came my cap off my tooth. OUCH! It did ok until I got to the dentist today. Now it feels horrible. Outside of this cap that I have, I've never had any major dental issues. And let me tell you, the cost of 10 minutes in the dentist chair for them to glue it on... $90, my portion is $54.50. I like my dentist, but they said I may need a new crown. I will be shopping around. And did I tell you, it FEELS HORRIBLE!! I couldn't even eat my salad at lunch. I have to go back, but I can't afford the new crown. so I have no idea what I am going to do until then. Ugh!

Imagine if I didn't have insurance, it would have been more. To the tune of an extra $35.50 more. Thank You Jesus for insurance.

I totally take for granted all the times my mouth doesn't hurt... and that I can eat pretty much whatever I want because I have good choppers. Note to self, don't eat another tootsie roll as long as you live!

I think about how many things we take for granted. Ugh, the thought actually sickens me. I hope that in this, I see the miracles of everyday that God sends down to us.

Job 5:9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.


Mrs. Mac said...

Sorry to read about the tootsie roll and your tooth. It's true, we seem to forget the blessings each day, the ones we take for granted when all is well, and somehow, when the rug is pulled out or the doo-doo hits the fan, then we fall on our knees and ask for God's help. Not like He wasn't helping all the other days, right? Praying for more good tooth days for you ahead.

You're Christmas time posts were a delight to read today. The day after Christmas when I'm feeling the effect of another Zyrtec allergy pill. Seems to me that one day they don't bother me (the hives and meds) ... the the next day I've got more hives and taking another pill ... then whammy, I'm tired as all heck. That's how my day is today, not that you asked ;)

Deb said...

Tootsie rolls are a favorite Christmas treat for me...simply because every year as a kid, my Dad used to buy us those tootsie roll banks. There are probably a dozen of them in a box with my name on it in my Mom's attic!

Sorry to hear about your tooth. I'll be praying that you find a good dentist who charges less! --and that your pain goes away!

byhisgracealone said...

ouch! I am so sorry you are hurting.....

I am behind in my reading and commenting on my scarf sisters' blogs/ am trying so hard to catch up...forgive me for taking so long....

blessings to you....