I will send in the funds, though I have to admit I do have a difficult time with this one. I just do not see how my son should have to pay these funds in light of not being the only participant, or at the very least why he should have to pay them by himself. But on the flip side, though I cannot afford it either, what if this boy's parents cannot afford to pay the co-pay. I would definitely feel, as a parent, the necessity to get my son checked out. Co-pays, as we all know, can be expensive, especially if you have to visit with a specialist. God has given me peace about what I am to do, and we all learn and move on. Whew! I was angry, scared, disappointed ... you name it! I just saw the worse in this situation, and this is where God's peace that surpasses understanding enters!!! Praise the Lord!
I think I also reacted twice as bad as I would have because I was already downtrodden when I got home to begin with. It had been a very heavy-hearted day for me yesterday. It was the birthday of my very bestest ... is that even a word? ... friend who I lost many, many years ago. She was everything to me, and her absence has left such a huge void in my life. I thought about her all day yesterday ... what would we be doing to celebrate her birthday ... what would she be like today ... how awesome that we would be growing old together ... how much she would have loved my son and how much they would have had in common! It is strange how on birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries of their passing, etc., you feel as if you relive the past with the one you lost. I know on the anniversary of my mom's or dad's passing I have to fight reliving each moment of their final minutes here on earth. I want to remember them, but I do not want to relive that day. It is too painful. This is how I fought with my inner self yesterday. It is difficult, as I am sure you all know.
Today is a new day and I am rejoicing this morning. I have too much to be thankful for, and my son is fine. We weathered the storm, and we will press on. I pray you are having a wonderful start to your day also!