Aaron is home now from Scotland thank goodness. I truly hate him going away ... gawd knows what I'm going to be like if/when he ever goes to University !! I will be totally inconsolable !
We collected him from my mums on Monday, and brought him home. He was totally gobsmacked by his new Liverpool bedroom (aka "the shrine") and it really did help take his mind off the robbery. We'd invited two of his friends to stay that night, and all in all .. and despite the fact they were all still laughing and chatting at 1.30 in the morning .... I think he did really well his first night. HOWEVER .............
Tuesday dawned ... and so did the mail ..... and so did the packages.
The wonderful people of UKS had sent cards and gifts for Aaron and myself. There was a fabulous 'popper' book for both Aaron and I. There was playstation games, books and DVDs. All the while Aaron was opening these gifts, he just kept saying "why would strangers send me these things when they don't know me" .... he was totally overwhelmed by people's kindness and generosity.
The sentiments held within the cards and messages I have received have really helped keep me strong. I'm not a pessimist by nature, but even I was struggling to find the goodness in a break-in ... yet, my many friends have given me a reason for believing in good again - and for that, I can't thank everyone enough.
There are heaps of people I need to thank ... but I have promised them that I won't do it publically, so ... to all of those wonderful people who know who they are .... thank you from the bottom of my heart.