|This makes me smile! :)|
We then had to go to Medical Records and pick up her AFLAC forms. She has a cancer policy with AFLAC this particular policy did pay her a considerable amount the first time she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Since the cancer has metastasized it wont be as much, but still a pretty good amount.
After that, we went to the grocery store and then the credit union. This is where things got a little complicated. I had been keeping a running total of what we had been spending on the bathroom renovation, the new bed, and the groceries I had been buying for the last 8 weeks. I told mom that total. I think she was shocked. I don't know why.... the totals were kept in a notebook on the counter in her kitchen. Then we talked about compensation for me. If you recall, I had just started a new teaching job after being on unemployment for 3 months. 9 days into the job, I get a call from the ER nurse that my mom is being admitted because she has had a stroke.
Mom gets on the phone and wants me to go to her house and check on my 90 year old dad.. and there I stayed for 9 weeks. I have no income during this time, only my husband's. We are a two income family. And after 9 weeks of living with my parents and taking care of them .... well, mom has recovered enough to resume her normal life. I thank God daily that he has answered all the prayers that were being said for my mom.
Getting back to the money. Mom and I went back and forth and discussed the amount that seemed fair to both of us. We decided on an amount, but when she was done with her transactions at the teller window, she handed me a cashier check that was more than the amount agreed upon. What a relief and a blessing as well.
Tomorrow is the first day...... my nerves are jumping and my stomach is turning. "I can do it!"