New Table

Today I went out shopping and got an amazing bargain. For a few weeks now I have been looking for a new coffee table but couldn’t see anything that I liked until today. You might be thinking why on earth is Fionnuala blogging about buying a new table but please bear with me I’m actually going somewhere with this.

On writing this Stephen has been home for just over an hour now and he has yet to notice the new shiny table right under his nose! You can see in the photo that it is less than two feet away from him but he is oblivious to it.

It gets better not only has he walked past it, and sat right next to it he lifted the huge box of it which I left sitting at the back door and moved it out to the bin. He also squeezed past the old table which was on its side under the stairs. Stephen is the butt of many jokes in our house but this one is one I don’t think the kids will let him live down.

This has also got me thinking how often do we just go about our day and are oblivious to things that are going on around us? On our streets there are so many people crying out for help that we don’t see because we are so wrapped up in our own little boxes. Sometimes we need to look outside the box and you know it is even safe to step outside of the box nothing bad will happen to you you never know you might even enjoy it and discover something new.

In our house it’s a running joke to see how long it takes Stephen to notice something. The kids are busting to tell him to look at the new table but also watching the clock to see just how long it is taking him to notice it. I personally don’t think he will notice it not until he sees this blog post.

Anyway here goes I’m going to post this it has now been an hour and 30 minutes since he has been home and he still hasn’t noticed it 😆 I could be in trouble here please pray for me. By the way I do love and respect my husband and we both like to have the odd prank on each other now again so please take this post in the humour it’s been written in 😊

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

28 thoughts on “New Table

  1. “On our streets there are so many people crying out for help that we don’t see because we are so wrapped up in our own little boxes” So true!!

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  2. Hi Fionnuala. You are a wonderful writer just like your husband. This is such a fun post and it reminds me of how a healthy family should be. Lots of fun and laughter. Have a great day and I am looking forward to more posts from you.

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  3. I am laughing so hard right now! Keep us posted. In all fairness though when I had a head cold last year I kept trying to get in the wrong car in the parking lot and couldn’t understand why the door would not open.

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  4. Love it! Husbands and fathers are always the butt of family jokes – they are there to entertain. It’s a skill we perfect without letting on. 😉 Stephen probably kept it quiet just to humour you all. (Well, somebody had to leap to his defence!)


  5. ROFL! Evidently your hubby and mine share some gene, because this sounds like my life. Lovely table, excellent writing, and good food for thought.


  6. We are very wrapped up in our own little worlds…I have to point our everything to my husband. A whole new table though…hmmm…that’s a little more.

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