Last night something happened that rendered me completely speechless. For those of you that know me (Jaime) at all, you know that that's sayin' something.
A few months ago, I wrote a post that included a letter I wrote to a local family about why their "Yes on Prop 8" (anti-gay marriage initiative) sticker was so hurtful.
The response wasn't from the family I sent it to. It was from the mother of one of the teens at Camp Taylor, the cardiac camp we went to with Simon. She sent me an email last night. I'll let her words speak for themselves:
You may not remember me but I was a counselor at Family Camp last weekend. My daughter is a mentor [an older kid with heart disease who is a Camp Taylor veteran and essentially a counselor] . She got me hooked to your blog about your family. I wanted to write to you about your blog titled "A Letter to my local homophobe"
Your letter was written to me. Now I don't have the mini van or Catholic sticker but I am a Christian who had the Yes Prop 8 sign in my yard. I believe some people are born gay and I never had a problem with gay families adopting children. For some reason I didn't want you to have the legal rights to marriage. I always felt that marriage was an agreement between a husband, wife and God. After meeting you two and reading your blogs I'm so sorry for my stupidity. I saw the love you and Laura shared with each other and Simon. As a fellow heart mother I know whats it's like to have a child fighting for their life. Why would I or should I deny you or Simon the same rights as me.
So please accept my apology for creating fear to others and thank you for your postings. Sometimes as Christians we think we deserve more then others. You deserve everything that I have. Please keep up blogging.
Oh, tell Laura I'm voting for her as the new Camp Fire Director. Not that we have one but we should. She was awesome leading songs at camp.
God Bless your family
When the tears cleared, I wrote her a VERY heartfelt thank you.
Okay, on a lighter note...
Simon can now say about a zillion words, including "bumblebee" and can ride unicorns.
Video of Simon singing "Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee":
Riding the mythical unicorn at Mamaw and Grandpa Eddie's house