Saturday, November 04, 2006

the recliner story

as we continue to pray about housing (i search the internet & newspapers daily for "the" place!) ... all we can do is wait for an answer to this specific prayer ... however, i don't want to leave the impression that we are discouraged ... nope ... maybe just a wee bit impatient ... *lopsided grin* ... the Lord, as always, continues to show His kindness towards us in so many other ways ... in the every day answers we've experienced to other prayers ...

an example from this past week ...

when leo isn't lying down in the bedroom ... he can be found reclining in his la-z-boy ... we hadn't even stopped to consider how this big ole chair (that we paid good $$'s for 8 years ago) means comfort and ease to him - until it b-r-o-k-e!! yup ... this oversized, made especially for big boys, chair collapsed on one side (the dowlings broke) ... no more useable recliner ...

while figuring out what to do, leo used my small leather recliner and footstool, which was not comfy for longer periods of time ... we live a good hour away from the city and repair people don't come out here to the boonies ... the material on the chair is still in GREAT shape, so it wasn't ready for the trash heap yet ... hmmmmm?????

we ended up calling the company, explaining the problem to the repair guy and asking for an estimate ... he said $75.00 .... ok - that isn't bad ...

now, how to get the chair there? my sweet cousin & her husband offered to be the delivery people (this was before we even asked for help!) ... they picked up the chair ... it was fixed while they spent the day in the city ... and we had it back that same night ... !!! WOW!

the problem of leo's chair was solved so quickly and effectively (the chair rocks and opens better now!) that we are calling it a blessing rather than a major headache ...

i love when that happens!




sunday night: leo wanted me to add this post script ... today we got a call from an old friend ... who happens to be in the furniture business ... he had plans of driving out here to fix the chair for us ... we were able to tell him it was already done ... but just the offer of help, cheered our hearts ... folks are truly kind! we see it as God's hands, which take the shape of a neighbour or friend ...

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow, he looks so comfy in that pic that I have a sudden urge to run out and buy a recliner! Glad you were able to get it fixed.

Saija said...

catherine ... ya, he's so happy to have his chair all fixed up! i took this pic AFTER i had written the recliner story - so it's up-to-date! hope you are having a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

He looks very comfortable and cheery! Isn't it nice to have little things along the way to give thanks for?!

Debra said...

Wow, what a blessing! And Leo sure does look happy in his chair now. :) God is so good and I'm glad this worked out so well for you. Tom wouldn't know what to do without his recliner so we totally understand! Blessings, Debra

auntibeck said...

It's the little things that count, huh? Looking good Leo!

Saija said...

ginger ... you bet! God says "in everything give thanks" ... well, that is easier done in situations like this! :o)

debra ... he's a happy camper indeed! ... as is our fearless feline - the cat loves to perch in leo's lap and without the rocker, he was as lost as leo!

antbk ... amen! the little things are usually the ones that make a world of difference ...

Terry said...

Oh Saija..Leo is so handsome!
Just as nice looking as my heros...Southern Gospel Singers.
In so much pain and yet such a nice smile on his sweet face!...Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... i will tell him what you said - he'll blush ... *grin* ... i love to tease him ...

Badoozie said...

cool! that is a nice comfy looking chair...

Saija said...

susie ... :o) it is ... i spent some time in it tonight, watching amazing race & cold case ... while leo was in the bedroom watching football ... hope you had a good good weekend!

Maggie Ann said...

What a blessing to read of God's provision...that was fast...one day service! Your hubby looks cozy in his recliner. Whoever invented recliners did the world a wonderful favor...well, for men anyway...grin. My back likes harder chairs.

Saija said...

maggie ann ... it truly blessed our hearts the way it all fell into place! :o)