Thursday, January 24, 2013

New furniture...

Well, last post I told you that I would discuss my young friend Adam, age 10, and the closure that I was able to get from his curiosity.  He and his sister Sierra were visiting me Monday before returning home to South Carolina.  I mentioned Tim's urn and that it helped me know what had happened was real because I have the ashes.  He didn't know what I meant, so with his dad nearby to help explain, we started a discussion about cremation.  He said to me so you mean there are actual ashes in that box, and I assured him that there were.  He hesitated only seconds and said can we look at them?  Well, I wasn't actually expecting this question, but it made me realize immediately that I wanted to look at them myself.  So we got the urn and I let him feel how heavy it was and we then set it down on the coffee table and slid the top off and saw the ashes were in a sturdy plastic bag tied up with a twist tie.  We each took our finger and pressed on the ashes through the plastic bag to see what they felt like.  This seemed a perfectly normal way to end the discussion.  It was closure that I didn't even know I needed.

As you can see from this picture, he was fine with everything we had discussed.

Well, the kids have gone home and my new furniture was delivered the next day.  I may have mentioned that Tim and I were planning on getting a new sofa this year, so I decided that there was no time like the present and I went to Grand Interiors and picked out a La-Z-Boy sofa and chair.

This fact leads us to the theory of six degrees of separation.  Brook Shields played a character on the television show Suddenly Seeking Susan.  Her character's name was Susan Keane.  My name is Susan Keene.  Brook now is the spokesperson for La-Z-Boy furniture, and here in lies my double connection to Brook Shields, as I just bought this furniture.  Taaaa, daaaaa!

Seriously though, here is the new living room furniture...


When you walk in the door it looks like this...

Sorry for  the solar glare produced by the lamp.  Put you had over the light and look a the furniture only.  My next step will probably be deciding what type of art to do as accent pieces for the new look.

Well, that's all for me to day.  I've taken you from ashes to a new beginning. I kind of like that.  I'm getting stronger and gaining more understanding as each day goes by.  I want to continue to thank you all for your prayers and support.  God is good and He has plans for me, this I know.  This is all just part of my new journey.

Until later...



6 comments:

Peri said...

Neat post! I think you and Adam were both brave! In different ways, but still..brave. Proud of you, Sis!
Love the furniture...do so love me some red in the living room! Those pillows are nifty! How about some geometric type art?? Big and bold to match the sofa..or maybe a big Zen tangle thingie? Get some more color in there...yes??

Ellie VanCaster said...

I'm so glad you were open to Adam's questions-especially since they were helpful to both of you. Love the color of your new furniture-really pops-very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tina said...

Made me think of the line in the Bible (I didn't bother to look it up) Beauty for Ashes. The furniture looks great. I like the lines of the sofa and chair and the pop of red should be inspiring for the art you'll create. Take care
T

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Great post about closer, Peachy. Adam's questions although difficult, helped in healing. A learning experience for the both of you. ♥
Beautiful furniture! Adsolutely love that color and both look oh so comfy!!
~Peanut

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ooops. Should read "closure."
i kant spelz worth a lick.
;> )

Ralph said...

You home looks very comfortable. Was good to read about the visit of the kids and how they responded. I look forward to seeing what art you are going to put up. The furniture seems to say put an abstract up. Is that an outrageous thought?