So when I told Nick I finally needed to tackle the bills, he brilliantly said in his very entrepreneurial way, "let's hire someone to help us". A definite "ah, ha" moment. So we called upon Nick's business accountant Judy who has been working for us for over ten years. She met me at the house this week, and I timidly laid out my folders of bills and insurance explanations, expecting her to run for the hills. This lovely and patient woman sat with me for an hour and a half taking copious notes about all my doctors, surgeries and procedures. She gathered all my papers and stacked them on her side of the table. They were not on my plate anymore. She explained how she will make all the phone calls to providers to ensure accuracy of the bills, double check all the insurance payments, make spread sheets of what needs to be paid and even try to negotiate lower fees from my doctors. Everything I wanted to do myself, but was too overwhelmed and too frazzled to undertake.
Before Judy left our house, she said there was one thing she would not do. She would not except payment for her services. She explained how Nick had been so good to her for so many years and this was one small way to say thank you to him and our family. I am still overcome by her generosity as I write this now. I wrote in my last post how I was looking for some peace from the fears of this disease, and just days later, I am handed this incredible gift of peace from the worry of financial disorganization. A weight has been lifted from our shoulders as we are confident that our bills are in order and we will be paying only what is rightly due.
Thank you Judy, for this gift of peace. With all my heart, I truly believe in the mantra "Desire, Ask, Believe, Receive". The Ask part is the hardest, but it's been proven to me time and time again that it works. Try it for yourself and let me know if you receive a few of your own mini-miracles.