Although this quote sounds a tab bit cliche, it is very true. As many if not all of you know, the flu has been spreading like wild fire this year and it has been claiming many lives. Well this week I found out my four year old son was diagnosed with the flu. I’ve never had the flu in my life and neither had he until this year. We never get the flu shot for my own personal reasons even in past years so this year was no different. My son got sick on Sunday night and seemed to be getting worse on Tuesday. So that afternoon I took him to the doctor. With a quick swab the doctor came in and said he had the flu. Influenza type A to be exact. I could not believe this my mouth dropped. Immediately my thoughts went to all those kids who lost their lives due to flu this year and I immediately started praying for my baby. The doctor reassured me that he would be fine since I caught this illness early and gave me a prescription for Tamiflu.
I remembered seeing all these posts online about shortages of the drug or the price being too high for most to afford. I went to our normal pharmacy and they informed me they were all out of the drug and its generic version. They also informed me that all the CVS stores in the area had no Tamiflu. I started to panic but kept praying. So I immediately got on the phone and started calling different pharmacies near my home. After calling about eight stores, I finally found a store with a full stock of Tamiflu and its generic. I hung up and immediately told the lady I was on my way. Once I got to the store to get Tamiflu, I was then worried about the price. I gave the pharmacist my insurance information and he informed me my prescription would only be $5. All I could do was thank God. I was worried if my child would have any adverse side effects to Tamiflu but if anything it helped him a lot with the flu symptoms.
I say all of this to say that I considered Tuesday a bad day, but even on this bad day, God was still good! He took a bad situation and still allowed it to work in my favor. Although I missed some days out of work, I know God’s hand was at work in mine and my son’s life. I could not have asked for a better outcome and I consider myself extremely blessed because things could have gone another way. This week, I had to remind myself, that God never told us that weapons wouldn’t form against us, he just promised us that they would never prosper. So with all this in mind, the next time you are going through a tough situation, just remember, with God, all days are good days. Some days you just have to look harder to find the good.
Thanks for Reading,