The day after I ordered my new and very fancy eyeglasses, a crown on one of my teeth cracked, causing great pain. It was an amazing thing to realize that I could use my flexible spending account for the tooth instead. I went to the dentist, and as I suspected, the tooth was beyond repair. It was extracted. It was infected and horrible.
I am convalescing this weekend.
There is gratitude:
- a comfortable sofa and a nice, warm, hand-knit blanket
- olympics on tv and friends by e-mail and facebook
- the fact that I could write a check for the dental work. It is paid for. I will be reimbursed for it, but I actually had the money for “an emergency.”
- modern dentistry
- a nice young dentist who hugged me after the gruesome ordeal yesterday, it did not go well. God bless her.
- my overall good health.
Thank you Lord for these things and too many others to count.