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.


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


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

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