Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sigh of relief

As I read back over the previous two posts, I laugh at myself. I was an emotional basket case, for sure.

Today we got M's new shoes.

No problems. She didn't complain one time. Well, she mentioned that the shoes were a little tight. But she'll get used to that.

She did develop a little blister, but surprisingly, it's on her straight foot, not the club foot. I put a band-aid on the miniscule blister and after a little whining, she was fine. When I was changing her into her pj's, she took the band-aid off right away and was fine after that.

This afternoon, I got a call from "We Fix Feet." (Okay, I made that name up, but I meant the prosthetic company that provided M's shoes).

The message went something like this, "Mrs. Benson, this is Sonya from We Fix Feet. Girl! I should have looked at your check before you left today. You way overpaid us. Give me a call ASAP."


When I was leaving the facility, Sonya was on the phone. She wrote the amount I owed on a sticky note and gave it to me. I filled out my check, handed it to her, and left (well, after she put her call on hold and gave M some stickers for being such a good patient!).

So I called right back.

Our conversation went like this:

Me: Sonya, this is Natalie. What do you mean I overpaid you?
Sonya: GIRL! Your check was way more than you owed.
Me: What? How did that happen?
Sonya: Girl, I don't know. You wrote your check for $183.12, but the shoes were only (ONLY!!!) $83.12.
Me: Laughing. Are you kidding me?? I misread your note. Okay, tear that check up and I'll have H bring you another one tomorrow.
Sonya: This is your lucky day, I guess!

I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
The shoes were affordable.
M adjusted well.

God sure is good. He provides. If only I'd be still and let Him.

Sorry the photo is sideways. I thought I fixed if in PSE--but my computer is acting up. Isn't that shoe just adorable? The other one is just as cute. M loves jumping in her new shoes because the "clump" around.


Tami said...

I still think it's funny you overpaid by $100...hee! They are adorable (M AND the shoes)...oh and of course those cute socks too! I'm so glad the Lord has given you peace about it:o) She's such a little trooper!

Christina said...

I am SO glad that it went well and you and M both like her new shoes and feel at peace! They are adorable. And while $83 is still dang expenssive, at least i'ts not $183 - too funny you overpaid!

Jeff and Julia said...

Yeah that this time the error worked in your favor!! I think her little shoes are really cute! You just get to dress her up all the time to match them, now!

Andi said...

Oh, Nat! Sweet M's little feet...I am so happy that all went well. I have been thinking about you guys. Her shoes are absolutely PRECIOUS!! Thank GOD for the overpayment...that was such a nice surprise. He is in control of it all, and will take such good care of us!
Hope today went well for you too (Thursday); I am exhausted and about to take a tiny nap. Call me when you get a chance, friend. Love to the Bensons! ;)

Allyson said...

Oh, I just love the precious shoes!!! I love that you make her feel so special. :)

Girl, I'm so glad you got $100 back...too funny.

Susie and Joe said...

M- I lOVE your new shoes! they are very pretty! can't wait to see how mommy jazzes them up! glad you like them! hope school went good today!

Maggie said...

Those are so cute! I'm glad that you are both happy with them...and I'm even more glad that you are getting some money back -- yay for you!

Kyla said...

I'm so glad it hasn't been a big deal for her!

KayTar sees ortho for the first time next week, so we'll see what the verdict is!

Arizaphale said...

Err Nat I think you owe me $183.00...just write a check hahahaha