Sunday, February 1, 2009
a special dinner
Last night at dinner, we were seated next to another table with two women. I could tell from the conversation that one had a disability, and I really wanted to say hello. But I wanted to be "mannerly" so I didn't. Fortunately she was also interested and we began talking. She asked about Max and commented on how adorable he was.
Later in the dinner, she turned to me quietly and oh so politely, "I don't want to be rude, but what..." I knew right away what she was asking..."what was Max's disability?" I loved her openness and honesty. When I explained, she was very empathetic and then explained about her challenge with seizures.
Bill and I were both so touched by the conversation. It was a truly special dinner!
*Oh and the photo? Yep, Max is quite ornery. He was being super cute and snuggly moments before...just filled with beautiful smiles. As soon as we brought out the camera, he gave us this serious look. Silly guy.