Last week, we had our first meeting of the year for our homeschool group. Our family was basically MIA for the spring semester last school year because of Eon. Our group was kept updated on Simeon's birth, diagnosis, subsequant hospitalizations and surgery via frequent emails from a friend and fellow member. I took Eon along to the meeting and it was the first chance many had had to meet him.
Generally, the comments were of the "he's so cute" and "how's he doing" variety. But one gal really surprised me. She stopped to chat and tell me that they'd been praying for him. After asking the usual questions and watching him for a bit, she shocked me by saying, "Oh! He just makes me want to have another one!"
It took me awhile to realize why I thought that was so cool. I think it's because she saw Eon as a baby, first. And second, it's because she not only totally accepted him, she'd be just fine with one of her own. Of all the women there, not one other woman looked at my baby with longing. But she did. I can't tell you how it warmed my heart.