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!