Monday, October 18, 2010

A Major Blessing

I am sad to say one of the real worries I have had during this process was that of my leave balance at work. I started this process at the end of summer, after we had taken a lot of time off work for play. So my leave balance was not where I would have wanted it to be in a medical emergency.

I have watched my balance dwindle down to zero over the past few weeks. Going into unpaid leave, not only means I do not get paid, but it also means I can lose my health insurance benefits (something else you really do not want to mess with in a medical emergency).

My work has a shared leave program, that employees can request help from if needed. I applied for shared leave last month. The meeting was last week to determine if I would be approved or not. I was really on edge, being at the end of my leave balance, and not hearing from the approval committee last week.

So, today, I called them and found out I was approved!!! They have granted me up to 530 hours of leave to use for the treatments. I was so happy I literally started crying as the lady in Personnel told me the news today. This really provides me with a cushion to get me through the next few months.

As I prepare for bed tonight, I am thankful for the blessing that God has given to me.

4 comments:

  1. Amen! I have been extremely busy, but know that you are still on my mind.

    Missy

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  2. that is fantastic! I'm so happy for you and your family!!

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  3. Glad to hear the good news! Thanks to those who shared!

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