Needs Met

Table, Chairs, and a Hutch


We went for almost two years without chairs for our eating table. A few chairs came and went during that time, some of them broke because the kids have this incessant desire to rock on them, and others were on their last legs when they got here. We didn’t have the extra money to purchase anything really solid (aka unbreakable) so we did without. Picnic time (okay, not really).

Fast forward to last fall when my Nana went into the hospital and then went into a care home after that, which left my mom and my aunt the task of cleaning out her apartment.  This was not an easy task for them and they learned a lot about the private life of my nana and papa (who passed several years ago).

I was blessed to received many little tidbits from my Nana’s apartment including a Bible, a sewing kit, some special linens, other odds and ends. Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered that I was going to receive her beautiful dining table and chairs and the hutch that goes with them? The table was not as big as the one that we already have, so it is in storage, but now we have chairs for everyone and a hutch to put more stuff in (our place is tiny, so more storage is a good thing).

While I am sad that my Nana is aging and had to move in a home, I am overjoyed that God saw fit to bless us with her wonderful dining room suite (and yes, it is sturdy).

My God is so Big


I have so much to share with everyone this week, but the first thing that I wanted to make sure you knew was that God is a great provider.

On Saturday afternoon, I was nursing the twins and getting ready to put them down for a nap when someone knocked at the door. My husband went to answer it and all I heard from upstairs was that something was heavy was coming into the house. My first thought was that maybe my homeschool materials had arrived early, but I soon discovered that we had a mini miracle (okay, huge miracle).

A family friend was at the door and he was dropping off a couch and a love seat that he had purchased at a garage sale for $20.00. Apparently, our phone was dead because he had tried to call.

Our previous couch was used and wearing out (this is an understatement) and needed to be replaced. Our new couch is beautiful and looks so awesome!

Jonah moved our old couch out into the backyard (where the kids are enjoying it until he takes it apart and puts it into the bin).

My husband wrangled a neighbor to help move in the couch and it would NOT fit through the front door. My husband and this neighbor struggled for a very long time turning it this way and that way. They tried everything. My husband measured the back door and it was the same  as the front door.

The twins were in their room trying to sleep (it never happened), the kids were running in and out of the house and up and down the stairs, and my husband and this neighbor are hot and tired from maneuverering the couch.

They finally removed the legs and squeezed it in through the sliding door in the back, we needed to move in the love seat  that came with it (which was still sitting out in the front yard.

I was able to nab two unsuspecting local teens to help move the love seat and that was squeezed through the back door also.

When all the furniture was in the house,  then came the job of rearranging our living room to make it fit. It took some thinking, planning, and lots of rearranging to make it work, but I am really happy with the end result.

My husband and I were discussing the new furniture and I remembered my mom saying just a couple days before that we needed to pray for a couch. God works fast. We are very thankful that God provided for our needs.

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