Wednesday, 7 March 2012

In the mail

Anyone who knows Aaron well, knew that he loved to order things online.  At least once a week there would be something arriving in the mail - usually something to do with sports - cards, DVDs, t-shirts, magazines or books.  He loved to read autobiographies of sports players or musicians.  Most days I would get a phone call, text message or email from him asking if there was any mail. Often I would reply 'nothing that would interest you' (if it were a bill) but if it was ever something he was waiting for, he couldn't wait to get home to open it. 

Just a couple of days after Aaron passed away, a book and DVD arrived that he had been waiting for.  He was so excited about it and had hoped it was going to arrive before we went to St Helens so he would have some holiday reading.   He even chased down the mail man the day we left for our holiday, to see if he had it.

I was having a 'good' day today, until I got home after picking the boys up from school,  and checked the mail.  There was a package addressed to Aaron and I was surpised that it has taken seven weeks for this to arrive.   As soon as I saw the package I remembered what he had ordered.  He was really looking forward to it coming.

I was fine until I turned it over and saw the back (the player's name is Joakim Noah).  I knew it was going to be on the back, but just seeing it started the tears streaming.  Harri looked at me and said 'are you sad about Daddy, Mum?  It's okay Mummy, I'm here', as he tried to comfort me. 

There was mail today honey - although I'm sure you know that.  Tell Noah that I'll wear it with pride for him :)


  1. Your post made me cry .... So hard when those little things happen that you are not expecting. I love the last line too.

  2. Lisa, seriously you are amazing and I don't know how you are holding yourself together. I totally lost it reading this post and I cannot imagine how you must be feeling. What a tender moment and a wonderful keepsake as well. Much love to you xx

  3. Made me cry too, lol!
    Wear it with pride and joy, dear lady!

  4. Bless your little man Harri; and I have to agree with Lotti, your last line is perfect and so touching.

    Always thinking of you all xx

  5. Such a beautiful reminder of both Aaron and Noah though. Sorry it is so tough, love you x

  6. Oh Lisa! You do them both proud everyday with just the way you live :D

  7. Crying reading this post! Keep on being the amazing woman that you are.

  8. Your Harri is such a sweet little guy.
    I got all teary eyed reading this.
    Wear it with pride!

  9. Gosh...I remember little reminders like that after Ben died that would make me cry. It hurts. I can't wait to see you in it though...

  10. Thinking of you and your boys each day. xoxo

  11. Such a tender post. I'm teary just reading it.

    I'm glad that you will be wearing the shirt and representing for Noah.


  12. (I had typed a comment last night to your post about Noah's Garden and lost it... so I am trying again today and it is even more fitting now with this post about the shirt with Noah's name).

    I have been reading your blog since I stumbled upon it in mid-January. (I don't even know how I came across it... must be the last name! - Actually it was meant to be.)

    I am so touched by Noah and want to share with you that I think Noah has such a fitting name! During February in Primary, we spoke about Noah and the Ark - and how he was obedient to the Lord to follow His commandments, despite all that was against him. Noah and his family were blessed because of his obedience.

    There is no doubt in my mind that your Noah is a select spirit who was obedient and needed to come to the earth for a body, and your family has been blessed too because of his obedience.

    There is something so beautiful about Noah that draws me to him, as I've read that he has that way with everyone. What a special son/brother/nephew/grandson. I wish I could've known him.

    I am so sorry for you loss of Noah and Aaron and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are continually with you. I hang on to every last word you write about your son and your wonderful sweetheart. I admire your strength and faith.

    You are a beautiful, choice, and eternal family. God speed.

  13. I've been reading your blog for a couple months now...a friend came across is randomly, and I've been reading ever since. Your strength, and your sweet boys are just amazing. I love seeing all of the sports attire and logo's around (I'm from Chicago, and a diehard sports fan myself). I hope that blogging brings you a sense of peace. Your posts are so thoughtful. I always look forward to seeing it, even though I usually end up crying. You are so blessed with such a sweet family. I hope today ended up well, in spite of the mail.

  14. I am sure you will wear it with pride Lisa!
    x Sarah

  15. Red will make you go faster :)
    Love you


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