Biscuits and Blessings

Aaron was very happy last Thursday when I asked him if he wanted to come with me to Aldi.  I needed a few things, which with Aaron involved would turn into more than just a few things.  Shopping, even for groceries, is Aaron’s second favorite thing to do.  First on the list, most definitely, is eating out.

But shopping ranks a close second.  Aaron sees a store as a huge area of nearly limitless possibilities.  When we enter, he is instantly on the prowl for his catch.  Will it be gum?  A canister of peanuts?  Pringles?  Croissants?  Thick grated cheese…not that thin stuff!!  Or will he find an unusual item that he holds up for me…and all within earshot…to see?  Like an artichoke or an eggplant or a star fruit!

Stores are just awesome!!

When we exited Aldi, Aaron had captured a large container of mixed nuts and THREE cans of biscuits!!

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The biscuit discussion ensued.  When would we eat them?  For which meal?  How many would we fix?  Would I eat any?  Would Dad eat any?  And even when the questions were answered, they must be asked again…and again…and again.

Expected with Aaron, but exhausting.

I told Aaron that we would eat some biscuits on the next day, Friday.  Then he plotted and planned at which meal we would eat them, and how many cans would we fix.

“Can we have TWO ?” he asked.

But I assured him that the three of us did not need more than 8 biscuits, so he resigned himself to that reality as Thursday ended and the promise of Biscuit Friday lay ahead.

Before he finally decided to stay IN bed and go to sleep, he had to verify it one more time.

“Mom? Did you say that tomorrow you’re only fixing ONE barrel of biscuits?”

How I love his phrasing of common names!  Only Aaron can make a can of biscuits take on a whole new meaning.

“Yes, Aaron,” I answered with a smile.  “We only need one barrel of biscuits.”

During that night, Aaron had two seizures while he slept.  But he really perked up when he got out of the bed later that morning.  In fact, he talked and talked and talked as he followed me around the house.  I was so saturated with his chatter and endless questions that I was in need of some relief.

I agreed when he asked if we could have some biscuits for lunch instead of waiting for supper.  He put three biscuits on his plate when they were ready.

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He was SO happy! Look at his face as we settled in to watch a Little House on The Prairie episode, and he had his plate full of biscuits.  Pure delight!

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Later, I was very thankful for that moment. Aaron had another seizure that evening around the time we would have been eating supper. After awhile, when he was alert, he didn’t feel like eating any more biscuits. His appetite is usually ruined right after seizures. It always makes me sad when his seizures mess up his happy moments. But it was like God gave me that sweet gift of watching the joy of Aaron and his barrel of biscuits earlier in the day, knowing that if we had waited until supper then he would have been sad about missing his biscuits…and so would I.

God’s gifts may seem small sometimes but they’re really not at all. They sure do fill my heart and make me happy. ❤️❤️

And God’s gifts are all around us, every day, if we take the time to look.

Who would have thought that our barrels of biscuits would turn into barrels of blessings?

 

Author: Patty hesaidwhatks

I'm Patty and I write about our adult son who has Epilepsy and Autism, who still lives with my husband and me, and who is a package full of many surprises and joys and challenges and TALK! Lots of talking, which creates laughter and some other reactions as well. I also write about how God shows Himself to me in everyday life.

24 thoughts on “Biscuits and Blessings”

  1. Reading your blog is very wonderful, and I forget at times that this must also be a difficult journey for you/your family.

    I’m not sure how to express this, but you always post blogs that make me smile, but there’s also difficulty there and yet you embrace God and you embrace the good parts in all of this, and that’s really inspiring to see.

    Aka: You rock 🙂

    God bless and I hope you and your fam have an amazing week!

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    1. You just warmed my heart so much, dear friend! Walking with God does involve the hard places but all around are those blessings He provides. We shouldn’t ignore either but we SHOULD put our main focus on the sweet ways He cares for us. Thank you for encouraging me! And you have a great week, too! 💖💖

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  2. As I’m cleaning up my email and run across your blog, if I’m able, I jump right over and read it right away! I love ‘barrels’ of biscuits and I can u defat and his joy. Thank you for the sweet reminder to look for your blessings even in the middle of hard things. You are such a blessing to share your heart! ❤️

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      1. I have no idea what I typed but it was supposed to be the word “understand!” Proofread Cecilia! Anyway, I do love your blog, and love your heart for the Lord which fuels your strength and courage. Such an encouragement! ❤️

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  3. As always, your stories of Aaron and the insights you draw from them give me such a smile and good thinking to do. I love the way God provides us those moments in midst of tough times. And now, I have new phrase to love: “barrels of biscuits”. 😊 Thanks and God bless!

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  4. Patti, You have such a way of writing daily experiences with Aaron and relating them to God’s blessings in our lives. I can imagine having a special needs “child” can be so physically, mentally and emotionally draining but oh so rewarding as well. God keep yours and Gary’s tanks “full” so that you continue to be the parents Aaron needs as well as an example to those fortunate enough to share “peeks” into you lives with Aaron. I pray that sometime in the near future God gives you extra time to compile your many stories of life with Aaron (plus many more yet to be written) into a book, maybe a devotional even. Give it a title like: Our Lives with Aaron (Viewed Through the Filter of God’s Blessings). Or something like that. 🙂 Love, Elonna

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  5. Absolutely beautiful…I smile with joy the entire time I read your posts!! So thankful he could enjoy the barrel of biscuits while he was feeling well!!! And I love the way you worded barrel of blessings at the end❤️❤️❤️

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