Well, today was the big day – the day that Aaron had waited for and talked about and anticipated for so long. Did I mention that he talked about it? A lot. He hoped that today would be THE day that his new (to him) desk chair would be delivered by Dad to our home and carried up to his room. And as I mentioned in the previous blog, we knew that Aaron would talk about it a lot this weekend. We were right.
Aaron wasn’t overbearing with his talk about the chair, but he did ask about it several times on both Saturday and Sunday. Is Dad getting the chair on Monday? So Dad IS getting the chair, right? Will I have the chair on Monday? Is Dad REALLY getting a chair? And my favorite, said by Aaron yesterday, was “Is that chair coming to our house tomorrow?”
I sure was hoping that Gary was able to get at least one of the chairs that he bid on in the auction. If not, I knew a trip to the store for a new chair was a real possibility. This morning, Aaron did ask about it several times again – but he was far more interested in his croissant rolls that I was going to bake for him. That may be another story.
When Aaron burst through the door this afternoon, home from his day group, he said, “Mom! When is Dad coming home?” Of course, what he really meant was……….When is the chair coming home?! I reminded Aaron that IF Dad was able to get a chair, then they would get home when they got home………..I wasn’t sure of the exact time. Aaron busied himself with his Kung Fu Panda computer game and totally lost track of time. Gary pulled in later and sure enough, there were the chairs in the back of his truck. YAY!!! We were saved!!
Gary and I were in the side yard when Aaron came downstairs and into the garage………..and saw the chairs. He was all smiles and happiness as he came out in the yard to tell us that he saw the chair. “Dad, you got a chair!” Yes, Aaron, Dad got a chair and now you can relax. Of course, as Gary said to me later, it won’t be long before there will be something else that Aaron wants or needs that will consume his thoughts and his talk. For now, though, we’ll enjoy Aaron’s happiness and hope that he’ll take good care of this chair.
We do believe in miracles. And we love seeing Aaron happy.