“Goodbyes Suck” – Aaron Trofholz Aaron highly anticipates any time our family gets together and the holidays are no exception. He looks forward to these events with such passion. The monthly countdown quickly turns into weeks, days, and the final minutes until each family member pulls into the driveway. Then something happens, he realizes we… Read More Goodbyes Suck
This week’s story comes from Matt, Aaron’s first sibling. Thank you Matt for an inspiring story and sharing such a huge piece of Aaron’s life. Thanksgiving is a special time of year for all of us. Being thankful for things like family, friends, health, and companionship. Having way too much turkey and pumpkin pie. Trampling each… Read More Giving Thanks
This week’s story is brought to you by Aaron’s Aunt Red, also known as “Red”. Please enjoy the story: Sometimes I think the more the heart in my chest fights and pushes against my weaknesses or blah days, the closer I am to my spiritual “what counts” self. I said SOMETIMES. But glimmers of “what… Read More What Counts
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON!!! In just 34 years you have easily changed the lives of each person who has had the privilege of crossing your path. Your birthday has always been an emotional day for our family, the most beautiful kind of emotional. Maybe it’s your infectious self love that insists on recognizing the entire month… Read More The Courage to be Aaron
TODAY IS AARON’S BIRTHDAY! Rather than attempt to narrow down a single ability he has taught the world over his lifetime, I have asked the people who know him best to contribute to a special birthday post. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how do you measure the emotions behind this picture? The… Read More From us, to you.
“People with Down Syndrome are Always Happy”. Wouldn’t that be wild if that were the case? Individuals with Down Syndrome are not always happy. (insert gasp) really?? Try to take a guess as to why this is not true, go ahead I dare ya. This week’s ability is the ability to not be okay. Why… Read More It’s Ok Not To Be Ok!
I have never once heard Aaron say, “oh man, I should have done XYZ” OR “I could have done XYZ better”. The man has the most beautiful confidence, not the egotistical type of confidence. The confidence that stems from faith in his abilities and his choices. I have never witnessed the man live in fear or… Read More Don’t Should All Over Yourself
Aaron’s impact on this world seizes to amaze me. Upon reading what I am about to share with you all, I was immediately covered in goosebumps and moved to tears . Joy “Lynette” Gibson is one of my mother’s dear friends who without a doubt has struck up a special bond with Aaron. They immediately clicked… it… Read More The Unconditional Heart
Have you ever met someone that is literally glowing? Someone who looks like they bathe in all that is sparkles and glitter? For me, this person is Aaron. The man is literally a ray of sunshine, always beaming light to anyone who has the privilege of being graced by his presence. He 100% lights up… Read More “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within”
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! The story that I will be sharing with you this week comes from a man named Jack. Jack is a dear family friend who reached out to my father a few weeks ago with a story he felt moved enough to share. Needless to say, I was thrilled, this is exactly what… Read More The Haircut