Wednesday, April 25, 2012

That Flippin' Chair

For those who don't know, Chaz and I chose to home school our daughters this year. We learned very quickly that Deryn has Chaz's personality and Ryann has mine. When we sit down to do lessons and Chaz is available he takes Ryann and I take Deryn. We learned this is the most productive way to get our lessons done in a timely manner.

Yesterday he got out of his wheelchair and got into our comfy recliner to read a book with Ryann. He went to pull the level to let the foot rest out and pushed back on the top part of the chair like any of us would. Well when he did, this is what happened....

Of course this made a very loud noise and I came running through the house fearing the worst. But what I found instead was Chaz and Ryann laughing uncontrollably. Then Chaz looked up at me and said, "Look Jess, I'm top heavy." Then we all laughed. Deryn had followed behind me and this was her reaction.

She just climbed right on up there and joined in the fun. Throughout this whole journey, I have always been so worried about our girls. They have every right to be angry because of what they are going through, but no instead they laugh along with us. Yesterday's incident reminded me that we must be doing something right with our girls.

After the laughs calmed down, we helped Daddy get into his chair and I flipped the recliner back up. Then he got back in it to read that book with Ryann. We still giggled about it all day. That flippin' chair reminded me how proud I am of our little family. It shows how far we've come and how well we have healed as a family.

And for those who think it was wrong or cruel for me to take a picture before I helped him, I just wanted it noted it was Chaz's idea! ;)


  1. Thankful for the laughter!
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Psalms 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
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  2. That photo really makes me smile. If this isn't the Lord working, I don't know what is! To give your family the ability to laugh...and I'll never look at getting up from my recliner the same again!
    Know that I'm praying right now!
    Psalms 71:12, 14-16 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help...But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
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