I have another funny note story to share.
When we were in Houston last month with our daughter and son-in-law, we also got to see our other son, Andrew. He was in town because there was an NHRA drag race there, and he works on one of the teams.
Andrew was able to come over to Kyle and Andrea’s one evening for supper. While he was there, Aaron ran inside and came back with something for Andrew. It was a pack of Juicy Fruit gum. Random, I know, but Aaron loves giving things away and this is what he grabbed for his brother.
This past Monday morning we got a text from Andrew. He was getting ready to leave for the track in Richmond. He sent this picture:
“Tell Aaron I’ve been chewing his Juicy Fruit every morning when I leave for the track. I’m almost out. Guess he needs to send more.” 😊
Aaron jumped on that in a flash. He pulled out his three-pack of unopened Juicy Fruit gum and said he wanted to send that to Andrew.
“Mom,” he directed, “you put it in a box, and I’ll sign a note.”
The plan was made!
I got the box, placed the gum inside, and gave Aaron a piece of paper for him to write his note.
This is what I later found.
How I laughed! But not in front of Aaron.
Remember my last blog about the note he wrote to Cody? Here was another note, this one to his brother, and this one also flat and factual with nothing personal added. Nothing endearing. Not even a “Love, Aaron” to be found.
Yet this note IS very endearing because it is so very Aaron. I could have dictated to Aaron what to say, but then it wouldn’t be Aaron’s words from Aaron’s heart and Aaron’s unique ways.
And those unique ways are what make Aaron endearing in his own right.
Believe me, there are plenty of times that Aaron’s words and ways are anything but endearing. But these moments that are totally Aaron are moments that make us smile and make us thankful that we can share in his very special ways.