On the weekend in Ottawa, I met up with Catherine, our god daughter and her son Aaron. It was a short visit, as we were doing the rounds on visiting our families, something we don’t do that often, even though Ottawa is only a 2 hour drive. Weekends are precious for us working stiffs, so getting away can be difficult as I’m sure you all can relate to.
Anyway, I think the best part of the weekend, was seeing Aaron! He got diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 6, and at the time I had thought, “Oh no, why him?”. The thing is though, after seeing him, he reminds me much of myself as a youngster, just a kid full of energy and a zest for life (he’s learning to snow board this winter). I almost felt like I was talking to my twin, but in male form, it was hilarious, especially when we both found out we enjoyed dipping our pretzels in mustard.
To read the rest about this amazing young boy (I am so proud of him) - click on this link - you’ll walk away from the screen smiling away as much as I did. We should all have been in the same room - chatting away with him - maybe sharing his Halloween candies . He shared a few with me - except for his one and only pack of Hot Tamales ! I saw his face fall when I pulled that box out - and knew - that’s his fav - I won’t take them from him - despite my love of the same sweets - I’m telling you - he and I are twins when it comes to sweets !