He was being a bit funny when I would ask him saying 'it'll all be sorted out' but I'm usually a very organised person, and was starting to stress that he wasn't getting it organised in time. Next thing I know I got a huge surprise package in the mail. It was from my lovely cousins Konnie and Lanai who live in Queensland.
We had just caught up with Konnie and Colin and Aunty Marilyn and Uncle Howard during the summer while were at Bridport, just a couple of weeks before Aaron died. They had come down to Tassie for a holiday, so it hit them really hard when they heard about Aaron.
In the package was some amazing things that they had been able to organise with local businesses on the Gold Coast. They had emailed a lot of businesses and told them about Aaron and Noah passing away, and that we had a family holiday planned and they quickly got a lot of replies from generous businesses offering us some lovely things.
Konnie and Lanai had made it extra special by attaching an object onto each offer, which made it extra exciting for the boys as we went through and looked at each thing.
There were so many amazing offers and one of most generous was free car hire from Redspot for the whole ten days we were there. We had an 8 seater Kia carnival and Chrish was our trusty driver for the trip.
We were also given free entry into an awesome attraction called Infinity which was a fun house full of awesome futuristic mazes including mirror mazes, glow in the dark rooms, strobe lights and other awesome effects. We loved it but Kobe was too scared to come in, so he stayed with Mum while we went through.
It was called Zanette's Gelati and they had the best flavours including peanut butter cup!
Skypoint which is the highest building in Surfers Paradise which had awesome 360 degree views. The boys loved going up there and we spent ages just looking at everything.
Mum and I were very lucky and were given a free massage at Calmer Therapies. We were in heaven for 45 minutes as we left the boys with Chrish and got to just take some time out and relax. It was so good that we ended up booking another massage and going back the day that we left.
The boys were very excited about the free mini golf at King Tutt's Putt Putt. The weather was on and off the whole holiday, so it was a fun thing to do on a day that was pouring with rain. The people there were so lovely and when we turned up and showed them the letter that we were given to gain entry, the lady was excited to see us and said 'you are the family from Tasmania!?'.
With everything that has happened over the past eight months we can't help but to also feel so blessed with so many people being so kind, in wanting to help make our lives a little bit easier and happier right now.