Call to Health makes all these things so much easier, and for a busy family like ours, it's a lifesaver — figuratively and literally. I am so grateful for these benefits and try to remember to give thanks every day."
As a staff member at the mid council level of the Church, I really enjoy what I do. My position affords me the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people at the congregations within our presbytery. It is, however, just one part of a pretty busy life that a lot days feels like an uphill battle.
My husband and I are parents to two pretty great kids, now 16- and 17-years-old, and these teen years are a bit of a wild ride — interesting, challenging, sometimes wicked funny, and other times traumatic. Parents of teenagers know exactly what I mean. It's also no small feat to keep a marriage in good shape (19 years and counting) and the household running and the schedules managed and, oh yeah, everyone fed! Calendars and white boards are a must. Even with the best planning, however, and trying to be present everyday in the lives of my loved ones, things fall through the cracks. And self-care is often at the bottom of a long to-do list — if it even makes the list.
Call to Health is wonderful tool that enables me to check in with myself. I appreciate the ideas and suggestions, and the range of options is quite varied, including small things that can make a big difference, and the important reminders about annual exams, preventative care, and prayer. My husband (as a covered spouse) also utilizes the Call to Health platform. And while I certainly don't want to generalize, it can be pretty tough to get men to the doctor, especially when they "aren't sick."
Call to Health makes all these things so much easier, and for a busy family like ours, it's a lifesaver — figuratively and literally. I am so grateful for these benefits and try to remember to give thanks every day.
— Mary Elizabeth Clary