Monday, May 5, 2008

Dentures, Oral Surgery and God's Provision

You know that feeling when all seems lost, then God shows up? My husband Bill recently had all his teeth pulled and had to wait 8 weeks for the swelling to go down in order to get his dentures. The longest 8 weeks of his life, I think. We went on a 65 mile journey to St. Louis to one of those same day dental places where you leave with your new smile that day. To make a long story short, Dr. Giganti, the dentist informed Bill that extensive oral surgery would be necessary before dentures could be made. This sent my husband into a tail spin as our dental insurance was maxed out and so was our checkbook! His worst nightmare was coming true. He may have to go without teeth indefinitely! The kind dentist took pity on Bill and made a phone call to an Oral Surgeon he knew, asking him for a favor. Could he see us immediately as we had traveled so far and could he work with us on the cost of surgery? God bless Dr. Giganti. Dr. Ervin Simmons told us to come right over to his office and he would work us in. Wow, what nice people! How often does such kindness and concern for perfect strangers in business in a big city happen? It was definitely a "God Thing". To make a long story short Dr. Simmons knocked $1,100.00 off the cost of the procedure in order for Bill to be able to afford to get it done! WOW!! Did I forget to mention that we prayed on the drive to Dr. Simmons office that God would provide a way for Bill to get the procedure done that we could afford. God gave me a number while we prayed which kept coming back to me as I waited out in the waiting room and sure enough it was the exact amount that Dr. Simmons charged Bill for the surgery! Like I said, a "God Thing". The good Doctor was terrific and his office staff wonderful. We are grateful for the kindness of strangers. Their desire to do a good thing for someone in need rather than go for the almighty dollar. In this day and age that is very rare. May God Bless them. If you are in the St. Louis area and in need of good dentist call Dr. Giganti. If you need an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgeon, I highly recommend:
Ervin Simmons, IV, D.M.D.
3220 Parker Road
Florissant, Mo 63033
(314) 837-3232
I'm so glad we serve a loving God who provides for all our needs and I give Him all the glory. Until next time... God Bless,
Celene

13 comments:

Tipper said...

I hope Bill is feeling better soon!

Donna Lynn said...

Hi there!
I just saw your comment on my blog, I am up way past my bedtime!:) Well, I am Decorating with Destiny in this months issue! I am not primative but have a little bit of everything going on, LOL!!!!
Hope you enjoy it...I had so much fun during the shoot, we laughed and ate and laughed some more!
FUN!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

P.S. Hope your hubby is feeling better with his teeth...

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Celene, I stopped over to meet you because of the comment you left on my blog, thank you for visiting! What a great testimony to Gods care for us. I hope Bill is healing well from the surgery and thank you for sharing this story. We can always trust God to care for us!

PAT said...

Wow, Celene, this is a wonderful post!

Hope Bill is better very soon and has a great new smile!

Pat

~Tonya said...

That was very generous of that dentist...you do not find many like that.

I hope Bill is doing well.

Blessings,
~Tonya

Dana said...

wonderful post, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope Bill is feeling better soon! dana

Wendy said...

God is so GOOD!!! Hope your hubby is feeling better now!! Iy I t is amazing how God showa up and works everything out!! Thanks for stopping by so appreciate it!!! Have a wonderful day!!!~Wendy

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How wonderful. I'm so happy this turned out well. You are right, most only worry about getting the almighty dollar. Have a great day. :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me at my blog!

Wow, what a story about your husband and his dental woes! I am so impressed with the two Dentists that took the time to help things all work out. You don't find that much anymore.
Penny

Sugarplum Cottage said...

We are so blessed to have a God that bestows such goodness. Hope Bill is feeling alright now. Just keep the milk shakes coming. Hugs, RoseMarie

Donna Lynn said...

Just checking in to see how your doing tonight, hope your having a great week!
Hugs,
Donna Lynn

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Such a great example of God's provision of our needs. I'm rejoicing with you, Celene!

With joy,
Lea