A month or so ago the boys and I were talking about what we should do for Aaron's birthday. Last year it was a really hard day, but we loved spending time with our good friends who made is so much easier for us, so we knew we wanted to do that again. We planned to have a BBQ tea with them again, but decided that just the four of us would go out for lunch.
We were excited when Hogs Breath Cafe just recently opened up in Launceston, as we had been for the first time when we were in Hobart for the two year anniversary of Noah passing away. A few weeks ago I got a lovely message on Facebook from a stranger, who works at Hogs Breath who offered us VIP/Frequent Diner cards which would give us a discount whenever we went. It was so lovely of her to offer it to us and I told her that we had planned on going there for Aaron's birthday, so she told me she would make the booking for us.
Obviously the lovely lady who offered us the VIP cards had arranged it for us and we were so touched that people, and such a big business could be so kind to us, even now. It means so much to us that people care so much. It really made our day and it made the boys feel really special to know that people were being so kind to them on such a hard day.
We had a little laugh that we were drinking diet coke, as Aaron loved his Pepsi and said it probably wasn't the best drink to be having on his birthday :)
For tea we got together with the Triffitts and the Woodwards for a BBQ at Punchbowl Reserve. We were so full from lunch that we hardly ate anything, but it was just nice to get together with such good friends.
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blog post from then. It's so much nicer now with the grass, and it's nice that it's still fairly green because of all the rain we've been having.
We told the kids to get ready to release their balloons and Jonty said 'and then Aaron will come back!?' which made me smile.