Here’s A Rose!

Once again, this year our friend Jody at our local Dillon’s store made sure that Aaron had a box of beautiful red roses to take to his day group on Valentine’s Day.  And this year, unlike last year, Aaron did stay at Paradigm (his day group) all day.  Special days are hard for Aaron – too many expectations on a day full of a party atmosphere.  It all drives Aaron a little crazy. 

My favorite picture of the morning was Aaron’s sheer delight after giving a rose to Antoine, one of his favorite staff. 

Antoine takes Aaron to QuikTrip on most days.  He is so very patient and understanding with Aaron, even when Aaron’s exuberance is a bit much. 

I captured pictures of Aaron giving a rose to Barb, our dear friend in so many ways.

And to Victoria, his very special friend.

Last week Jody saw to it that Aaron and I also had roses to hand out to our Meals on Wheels clients.  Look at the loveliness!

Aaron enjoyed taking a rose to each door and handing one to each of our sweet clients. 

I relish seeing the way Aaron loves giving those roses away.  These are memories tucked happily into my heart. 

Thank you to Jody and to Dillon’s for making those two fun days possible.  The kindness shown and the memories made are truly priceless!

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.

28 thoughts on “Here’s A Rose!”

  1. I love the generosity of your friend and the joy Aaron brings to so many when he personally hands the flowers out. But I especially love how you have raised Aaron to be kind and giving. Oh my goodness, in every beautiful picture I see the hands and feet of Jesus in Aaron. You are an amazing Mom, Patty. ❤️

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  2. Jody is a treasure! She makes sure that Aaron has the pleasure of gifting so many with roses! His happiness shines in the photos. It is also significant that he stayed all day at his day group. Love seeing, the twinkle in your eyes as your cherished these moments, in your heart, Patty! Abundant blessings ❤️😍🥰

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  3. My goodness–so much joy rippling out from that dear friend of yours, Jody–Aaron’s delight in delivering, the big smiles from his recipients, and our joy in being a part of it through your photos. I’ll bet the pics brought Jody a lot of joy too!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I’m sure Jody was happy to see them. She loves talking to Aaron when we shop. He looks for her and when he sees her, he’s off! He does get some looks from others, especially other customers she might be trying to help, but she always shows great patience toward Aaron. She’s a jewel!

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  4. I can’t believe it has been a year already, I still remember last years post. It is times like this when you realize there are so many more good people than bad in this world, God is good! The pride of Aaron giving those roses is showing in his smile. ❤️

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    1. He had a great time giving the roses away, at least when I was there. You never know sometimes with Aaron. 🙂 Our Dillon’s is full of wonderful employees who love talking to Aaron, from the deli crew to the pharmacy and all in-between. You’re right, Diane. There are far more good people than bad in this world. Have a blessed day!


    1. He does love to give things to people and to animals 😊 I’ll never forget our neighbor’s little boy running out of our house one summer day with his fists full of red licorice. The joy on his face and on Aaron’s was priceless. 😍 Thank you for reading, Maree Dee.


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