Aaron’s Note

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.   

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.

19 thoughts on “Aaron’s Note”

  1. But the important part was not the note, but Aaron’s willingness to please his brother by giving him more gum! Aaron is a blessing to others because of his heart of giving even if he doesn’t realize it ❤️

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  2. Ya’ just gotta’ love Aaron. It sounds like from a movie from someone who is sending an urgent message and quickly as possible but a very important message that only the important valued recipient would know of its value!!! And WOW you can see the love of Aaron for his brother Andrew whom he loves dearly. Love it and Aaron and your dear family. What a blessing you are to bring joy to our hearts in the joys and in the trials of your lives as the rest of us keep them hidden and don’t always see the jewels of God’s closeness to us as you do. You are a gem. Thank you for your lovingkindness that I love.

    The Lord bless you and be gracious to you and give you peace. 🙏🏽

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  3. This story is such a joy for this day! Thank you for sharing your life snapshots with us and who knows, for a few days, Aaron just might have pumped the sales for Juicy Fruit gum. 😃 His words certainly remind us that sometimes less is best! Ha! 🙃

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