Life is Like a Coupon Box

He Said What?!

I walked into the kitchen on a recent Sunday, after Aaron had completed his usual Sunday coupon clipping chore.  There on the counter lay a Dillon’s coupon, one that I had put into my coupon box several days earlier.  I knew right away what this lone coupon on the counter meant.  It spoke volumes to me as it silently stared up at me…..volumes about our Aaron.

You see, this coupon…


Does NOT belong among these coupons.


The Dillon’s coupon is not a regular coupon to Aaron, and only regular Sunday coupons are to be placed…precisely…in the coupon box.

Silly mom for thinking otherwise.

Aaron’s life is like that coupon box.

Aaron wants most things in his world to be done in a certain order…..words said in a particular way…with order and sequence and expected results.  But life doesn’t operate that way, no matter how much Aaron tries to…

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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.

16 thoughts on “Life is Like a Coupon Box”

  1. Your stories of Aaron 😊❤️ boy if him and my brother Jeffrey ever met they’d be like two peas in a pod….OR they’d make each other feel like a coupon box completely out of sorts!!

    Just the other day my brother said “hey tell Myndi (my high school friend who he hasn’t seen in years) that I’m reading a book about the Mississippi River, she’ll probably think that’s cool!”…..okay I’ll let her know.
    God softens and grows our hearts because of these sweet people.
    ❤️❤️❤️I love when people get it.

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    1. It would really be interesting to get Jeffrey and Aaron together. It might work and then again… 😀 I love when people get it, too. I can quickly tell who does and who doesn’t. I love your Jeffrey stories! Sounds like the Mississippi river book is one that Aaron would like, too. Books about facts are Aaron’s favorite. ❤️❤️

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      1. Yup exactly the same with Jeffrey (it has to be a non-fiction book)…I would’ve loved to know what Jeffrey would’ve grown up to do had the car accident never happened but that was against God’s plan so I have to shove my wondering out!!❤️….Jeffrey LOVES Jesus regardless so that’s the real blessing!

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      2. I looked through my posts and this is probably the best write up I have on Jeff (link below) starting at about the middle of the post if you’re interested…the fact that I had to dig tells me I’m not writing about him enough! It’s different since I’m not around him everyday, otherwise I suppose I’d write about him more.

        Our family has quite a story. I was driving and fell asleep behind the wheel as a teenager, my father didn’t survive (which was a blessing in disguise because he was paralyzed and ventilator dependent from a previous dirt bike racing accident) and my mom and Jeffrey (who was 10ish at the time, now 30) were ejected from the a result Jeffrey has severe brain trauma, however he was born with ADHD and has always been quite an adventure.❤️ …And my mama has had epilepsy since her early teen years so we’re not sure if Jeff’s seizures are from the accident or hereditary.
        That’s it in a nut shell.

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      3. Oh Alicia, I’m so glad you shared your blog about Jeffrey. It helps me know him better. He’s so blessed to have a sister who loves and understands him like you do. And I know from what you said here, and in so many of your comments to me, that you understand him in a deep and special way. May God bless your mom for caring for Jeffrey so well, and all of you for loving him so well. ♥️♥️

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