Aaron loved his job as a teacher, but particularly loved coaching the school footy team. On Wednesday night Aaron's old team - the Kings Meadows High School senior firsts, played in the grand final at Aurora Stadium.
Unfortunately Harri had something on as I would've loved to have taken the boys to watch. I was so touched to hear that the boys all wrote Aaron's name on their hands for the game, and they had his photo with them. I also heard that the captain's speech was all about Aaron and they played the game in remembrance of him. It was probably good that I didn't go as I probably would've been crying the whole way through.
Aaron would've been proud of the boys no matter what, but I'm sure he was excited that they won the grand final. I was so grateful that the school was able to email me photos. As soon as I saw this photo of the boys holding Aaron's photo I burst into tears. It's been a very teary few weeks, but this time it was happy tears as I was so glad that they show so much love to Aaron still.
On Thursday I got a call from the school to let me know that the whole team would be walking over to Aaron's grave from school, to pay their respects and place a copy of the premiership flag at his grave. I really wanted to join them, but had an appointment. When the photos came through to my email yesterday I sobbed as I was so touched that they would do such a beautiful thing.