What is meant to happen will happen
I come bearing bad news.
My dad slipped and fell and hurt himself. We didn't expect it to be that bad but he had to be hospitalized and undergo the necessary tests.
One of my sisters went to see him and brought him to the emergency room not realizing that she will be stuck there and not allowed to go out anymore. When you go to the hospital, you will be tested for COVID and placed in isolation while waiting for the result.
So far, our dad is stable thank goodness. My sister is still waiting for a doctor to visit him. He can't help but feel sad for an unfortunate event and worried about our mom and the situation at home.
My granddad is with us at home and he is not doing good. Everyone is getting sick with cough and colds maybe because of the weather so we had to be careful around him for he is immunocompromised. He needs oxygen to help him with his breathing.
Just this weekend, a friend of mine was asking for help too financially and to help with her mom. Her mom was supposed to be scheduled for gallbladder surgery but her blood is too low. There is a scarcity in blood banks. She was transfused when she was admitted but it's not enough.
When my friend brought her mom to the hospital, they were swabbed for COVID and unfortunately, my friend turned out positive. To be sure, they had to test both of them again and sadly, my friend was indeed positive. Thankfully, her mom was not.
Because there was nobody else to look after her mom, she has to go home and leave her mom in the hospital rather than go home and be with her which would put her mom at risk being exposed to the virus.
I don't know if it was a blessing in disguise. I have been trying to send her some help online but my transaction kept failing. I was planning to buy a new desktop since I am having issues with my laptop but at the back of my mind I keep pushing it back
I guess it is one way of telling me that there is a reason although turns out an unfortunate one.
I hope my dad and my friend's mom will get through this. I am reminded of the post by gwapojohn where it was written there "get well now," not soon but now. We are not from a wealthy family and we barely get by so whenever someone is hospitalized it gives anxiety. We can't help but worry where are we going to get funds. Some of you know that our house is still under construction. Only two rooms are complete. We only covered where the holes for the windows with whatever material we can find to at least keep the cold and wind.
And now our elders are getting sick and have accidents.
I can't help but feel sad but I find comfort that God is in control. When I heard the news about our dad, I started to worry for a lot of things. I am worrier but then as the day progressed, things seem to fall into place. The immediate worries are being addressed. So I am still thankful through it all.
We all are facing hardship and struggle but don't let it get to you. If you want to cry, go ahead and dry and release some of those emotions. It is frustrating when you can't do anything else but always pray and keep the faith. Help is always on the way. Just do what you can to improve your situation. It may not be that much of an impact it seems but trust me, in the bigger scheme of things it is.
We are just weeks toward the first month of the year. Bring it on! It can't always be dark days, right?
There is no other thing that I pray for you all and your family but good health. Stay blessed!