UNCLE Aaron!!

We got the BEST news on Sunday night. I had been talking to our daughter, Andrea, for over two hours. We were winding things down when she asked if I would go get Gary…that she and Kyle had something to show him on Facetime…and I just assumed it was something they wanted him to see about the big door installation they had worked on when we were there last month.

We were soon chatting when Andrea said they had a picture to show us, which she then texted to me and Gary. Here is the totally adorable picture she sent:

And oh my goodness, the surprise was real! I whooped and hollered, and we laughed and I cried and it was so wonderful!! Our first grandchild!!

We got our son, Andrew, on Facetime and his reaction was equally fun.

We wondered about when to tell Aaron. For the longest time he has asked Andrea when she is going to have a baby. I have told him not to ask that question because it’s personal, but none of that matters to Aaron one bit. He has continued to ask anyway, and she always handles it with humor and patience.

Soon we heard him coming loudly down the stairs. He was surprised to see everyone on the phone screen. I knew this would be the time to tell him.

“Aaron,” I said, “guess what? Andrea is going to have a baby!”

He grinned a huge grin. Then he bent over at his waist and rubbed his hands quickly together while he laughed and laughed. He was thrilled! His reaction tickled us all to pieces.

“You’re going to be Uncle Aaron!!” we told him.

He laughed again as he absorbed that news.

“Andrea!!” he exclaimed, “does that mean you’re going to be fat?”

Andrea was her gracious self while I reminded Aaron for the umpteenth time that you do NOT say a pregnant woman is fat…that she is pregnant, not fat.

Can you tell this isn’t the first time he has made that comment?

Yesterday, Aaron and I were at our neighbor’s house. Suddenly Aaron leaned in to say something to Amanda while he softly rubbed his hands together.

“My sister has a baby in her stomach,” he slowly began, as if in awe. “And the baby is too little to tell if it’s a boy or a girl.”

He spoke softly, not with the exuberance of the night before. It was as if he was sharing the most amazing fact…which it really is.

It was so precious and sweet. Amanda’s face was beaming, as was mine, and Aaron knew that he had shared something very special as he saw our reactions.

And we knew, as we saw his look of wonder and heard the same in his soft voice, that Aaron was getting it.

“Aaron,” Amanda said, “you’re going to be an uncle!”

“I’ll be an uncle!!” he repeated.

Uncle Aaron!

I like the ring of it…and I think Aaron does, too.

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.

40 thoughts on “UNCLE Aaron!!”

  1. Oh this makes me very happy for you new grandparents and The New Uncle Aaron!!! I have great joy in my heart for you all and the new parents !!!

    May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.


    Liked by 1 person

  2. I even have tears of joy for you all as I read this the second time.

    May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patty often I don’t have time to read your blogs right away. This one I jumped on like “white on rice” the minute I saw it’s topic on my email. My eyes are full of happy tears. What joyous news and what wonderful parents Andrea and Kyle will be. What wonderful grandparents you and Gary will be. How could you not be with your role models of Aunt Beth and Uncle Jack. And finally what a fantastic uncle our sweet Aaron will be. Nancy, Sharon and I have been excited about it ever since you announced it! Love y’all

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Congratulations, my friend. Grandparenting is the best experience! And congratulations to Aaron. I hope he loves being an uncle! I can only imagine some of the interesting questions he is going to ask you during these next 9 months!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations to everyone, including Uncle Aaron! This is such joyful news! I can’t wait to hear all the stories and maybe, just maybe Uncle Aaron will now be very excited to travel to his sister’s home to see his pregnant sister and eventually his little niece or nephew! Such a precious blessing to everyone! I love the bibs on the dogs too. Very clever! Now for you and Gary.., Grandma/Grandma? Nana/Pop? That will be so much fun to decide too! Then the baby shower? Oh my goodness, I may be rubbing my hands like Aaron in excitement for the stories! **smiling big!**

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You’re certainly making me smile big, Cecilia! 😃😃 As for what we’ll be called, I have an idea for myself. Remember the Cow Patty jokes in our family and how the kids call me Moo? I’m leaning toward Gramoo for me. Then I told Gary he could be Granpoo but for some reason he said no to that. 😂😂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Tears of joy when I read this the first time! Just read it again and my mom said she had read it too. We’re so excited for you all. What a sweet blessing. Praying for a healthy pregnancy with no complications!!
    You’re gonna have to come up with a clever grandma name, maybe with cow pie🤷‍♀️😅❤️
    Boy I can’t wait to read of stories with Aaron’s experience as Uncle Aaron.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awww, thank you Alicia and your mom. Aaron keeps telling people, “My sister is having a baby and I’ll be the UNCLE!” It’s so cute!
      As for my name, you guessed it about the cow theme. Since the kids call me Moo most of the time, I’m thinking about Gramoo. Then I told Gary he could be Granpoo. He doesn’t seem to like that and I have no idea why. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: