Friday, May 6, 2011

cracked glass...

for sometime
 i've been following
 the life of
i love that little girl
and her momma kristen
 and her papa mike
two days ago cayman
was showing signs
of shunt failure
it's not the first time
her heart stopped
went to the off position
she became lifeless
turned blue
mike and kristen
know what it is like
 to have a child
 in your arms
one second from death
a few months ago she again
presented the same
so her parents took her
 to the emergency room
only this time
she became more alert
even playful
the doctor wrote in his notes
so insurance
 denied the entire er visit
so now those bills become private pay
adding to their mountain of debt
three days ago
same thing happened
but this time
wiser to the ways of insurance
they got in the car and drove
to ann arbor's childrens medical center
once again cayman became playful
afraid to enter the er for fear
of denied claims again
they opted to wait it out in a hotel
what a dilemna
sounds crazy doesn't it
some reading their story
 might think they're
 thought process is off
but not us
no not john and i
we have lived this
same dilemna for years
played the same wait and see games

late last night i read on facebook
that after getting back home
to their small town in ohio
cayman in fact did
present with shunt failure
so mike called 911
then life flight arrived
so now insurance
will get to pick up that tab
as john and i layed in bed this morning
i told him about cayman's situation
we lamented about our
many similiar experiences
and how much we feel
for mike and kristen
and then i had to get coy
i remarked that i felt like
just finally
we have a handle
on the finacial havoc
a medically fragile child
the end of our
 extreme medical debt is in near sight
i boasted, i bragged
and then i rolled over
 started thinking
about what we will do
 with more money

and that's about the time
matt called up
the back of the
van window had just shattered
as i stared at the pile
of cracked glass
it snapped me back to reality
a message well sent
and perfectly timed
i never must forget
the lessons
the sarah's and the cayman's
 of the world
are here to teach
it's not about money and possessions
or bigger houses
it's not about new cars
or fancy vacations
it's about life
 precious, precious life
and helping one another

1 comment:

Kwilt Noob said...

I"m not sure who first said this, but I am reminded of it often; "if you want to make God smile, just tell him your plans."