Just we sorted out Noah's things quickly after he passed away, I have just felt like I've wanted to go through Aaron's things and get them sorted out. It's not that I wanted to get rid of anything, but it's just hard to have things around the bedroom as 'normal' when things are anything but normal. I guess that I feel like I can't deal in my mind with what's happened, until things are physically sorted out.
I have been sorting through his things slowly, and today I tackled his drawers which were next to his bed. One of the drawers were stacked full of memorabilia that he had kept hold of - beautiful cards from students, photos that students had given him, newspaper clippings and letters from his school principal praising him for the great work he had been doing.
As I was pulling each thing out it would either make me smile, or cry as I read the beautiful things the students had written to him, or see a photo of him doing something crazy at school.
Unfortunately he didn't make it to his second meeting :(
being 'Un-Australian' especially on Australia Day.
It was nice to have a laugh in between a few tears, as I went through his things.