I wrote a letter to the president of the university, explained my situation, emphasising that I relied on the insurance, and asked if were possible to remain on the payroll for the minimum required to be eligible for health insurance. To my dismay, they said it was not possible, and suggested I apply for Medicare (even though it would be months before I would be eligible) and food stamps!
The monthly cost to remain on the insurance offered by the university was $1,000. With no income and an additional expense, I had no ideas about how I would overcome this challenge.
When I looked at our income versus our expenses, it defies logic that we were able to manage, but somehow we did. I was reminded that God will always provide and in my case, I certainly experienced it.
These blessings came in many forms. Sometimes it was a family member coming by with groceries, unexpectedly making a deposit in my bank account, a medical bill suddenly having a reduced balance, and so much more!
It has been difficult but through it all I've learned to trust God. With our finite knowledge, we can't grasp all that is possible through Him. I am living proof that He is an on time God and so I'll continue to lean on Him.