Thursday, March 19, 2009

My New Chaise Lounge


Now that spring is here William likes to go out in front of our apartments to play. It is hard to tell him no because he sees all of the other children outside playing. The problem is that I can't sit up long enough to take William outside on most days.

Last week I told William that I would take him outside to play. I knew that I wouldn't be able to sit up while he played, so I brought a blanket to lie on in the grass. Unfortunately, the ground was very wet. William was already playing with his friends, and I didn't want to make him go back inside after only two minutes of play time. I just brought the blanket over to the concrete sidewalk and laid down there. It was hard and very uncomfortable, but it was dry. We stayed outside for two hours. I was a little sore, but I had survived. For the next couple of days, however, I was in pain! I was achy from having been on the concrete for so long.

I knew that something needed to change. The ground is often too wet to place a blanket on, and I am often too weak to sit up long enough for William to get a decent amount of play time in with the other children. I needed a chaise lounge. I spent an evening looking for one online. I checked Sam's, Wal-Mart and Target, but they were all so expensive. It wasn't sure if I could afford it, and so I prayed that God would provide a chaise lounge for me so that I could take William outside this spring and on cool summer days.

Two days later I won a $50 Target gift card on Marrdy's giveaway at her blog, One Krazy Kat Lady. I almost cried as I told Will that God had provided the money for my chaise lounge.

Today my gift card came in the mail, and Will took me shopping. We found a chaise lounge on sale for $34!!! Not only did God provide the lounge chair I needed; He provided more than I needed. Praise the Lord for His goodness! As George Müller would say, "How very kind of the Lord!"


This is me in my new chaise lounge. :)
A very big thank you to Marrdy for her generosity!

13 comments:

Jen said...

God is amazing!! You look so beautiful lounging in your chair! Congrats on winning the 50 dollars! That really is amazing!!

Erin said...

What an encouraging story of God's provision. You are teaching your son a wonderful lesson in trust, faithfulness & gratitude. Bless you!

Marrdy said...

Rachel, you look great on your new lounge! I am still so happy you won the Spring Fling giveaway. Just another testiment that God hears and answers our prayers. May you enjoy many hours outside with William.

Heidi said...

Happy day! Wishing you many wonderful hours in your beautiful chaise :)

Rona's Home Page said...

God is good and always provides.
You look so relaxed on your lounging chair.

Jen said...

God is good all the time and all the time God is good! I hope you both are able to enjoy many happy days outside this summer!

Anne said...

What an amazing story - I'm so happy things worked out for you!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Aubrey said...

Amazing how the Lord works! Amen!

What a great chaise! Great buy!

emily said...

Love the the chaise...perfect for hanging out with William while he rides his bike. I always love the flip flops, no matter how cold it is! :)

Anonymous said...

Rachel that is awesome!! I'm so happy for you that you (~with some devine intervention~) are able to find a way to be outside..comfortably too... while william plays.. that is such a wonderful gift!!! I hope you have many fun filled enjoyable play time with william :0)
~linda

Bernadette said...

Stopping by from SITS...I am so glad I got to read this wonderful story! I'm so glad things worked out for you, and you get to play with your son outside now!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

It's great to see you having fun outside in your awesome new chair! I'm so happy for you!
~Kim

Jennifer said...

Wonderful!

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