I know life is not fair. I know that all of us are not entitled to the same things in life.
But when I think of those things, I tend to think in terms of material things – houses, vacation homes, cars, recreational opportunities, etc.
Access to affordable health care should not be one of those things people are excluded from. Affordable health care should not be relegated to those whose employers pay substantially more for health care for their employees. Heck, affordable health care should be just that – affordable – regardless of your health insurance status.
Our health care system is broken. And it seems the people who don’t understand this are those that currently have health insurance that makes their health care affordable to them.
Try being the person who spends a week’s paycheck on one doctor visit – plus another week’s paycheck on any tests, blood work, biopsies, etc. that may be needed.
Try being the person who forgoes preventive or well care visits because those costs may be the difference in what foods are purchased that week.
And any of us can be in these situations. In 2010, even when employed but with no health insurance, I avoided going to get checked out because of my fear of the costs associated with it. Because I knew paying my mortgage and having a home was necessary also.
Those are not the types of choices we should be forced to make.
Our health care system is broken. And it seems more are interested in keeping it that way than are interested in acknowledging that and finding a solution to fix it.
We got to share our everyday life with a good friend this weekend!
Here are some very random photos from a recent weekend in Savannah, Georgia. Our first visit but we will certainly be back!
A few photos from the past week:
Late evening at Mexico Beach, Florida. Fall and Winter sunsets can be so crisp and interesting!
How does that saying go? …The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry?
While our plans haven’t necessarily gone awry, they certainly haven’t gone exactly as thought!
Good news for our financial health! Some friends and peers from my previous career offered me a job in Panama City, Florida beginning the end of August! I accepted and that means Cyndi and I are packing and moving in the next few days! Loading a truck tomorrow and will store our belongings in the area. Hoping to find a short-term rental (off-season) in Mexico Beach where we can at least enjoy the transition! Excited for the opportunity!
We will still continue to serve at City Church Tallahassee each week. Down side is that it doesn’t appear that we will get to participate in community groups (Panama City is located in Central Time Zone, Tallahassee in Eastern Time Zone – making it really difficult to get there in time!). Of all the things I’ve had the opportunity to do at City Church, community groups have brought me some of the most satisfaction.
Random happening this morning – two young deer were trapped in our neighbor’s back yard this morning. Easier said than done trying to show them where the gate was for an easy exit. Twenty minutes later they finally were able to push the fence up far enough to crawl through – they had no desire to go the easy way I wanted them to go!
Excited for Cyndi as she sold an item from her Etsy store this weekend! You can check it out here: SeaEverything. It’s says I’m the owner but all the stuff is hers!
Also shipped some things from All Tide Up to a friend who will rep the items as he performs his original music in Panama City Beach!
Oh, and did I mention there is a storm that is expected to become a hurricane that could be in Central Florida by early next week?! Never a dull moment in our lives!
I really want to spend a few days with Cyndi back here again soon!
Just because it’s where I want to be!
Here are a few shots of our last morning at Mexico Beach last week. Cyndi and I got up pretty early to see the sunrise and just enjoy the stillness of the morning!
I never get tired of these views or the opportunities to walk along the beach to enjoy them! Life is more than good to us!