A few weeks ago my uncle emailed me sort of out of the blue, we see eachother when we go to Oregon, but he's sort of shy and he's been single forever, so sometimes I think I might be a bit of a mystery to him. We share a love for fishing, which he was the insipiration for, he took me when I was young and taught me how to bait a hook, tie a clinch knot and etc. I'm not sure who was more proud of me when I caught the only fish that was caught at our family reunion (when I was 10) my uncle or my dad; we could call it a tie.
All of my uncles have always been my biggest fans, seriously, I was their only niece. But I was interrested in the things they liked. K. liked to fish and golf and liked rock music and other sports. I can't stand Golf, but mostly because I feel backward when I try to do it. The others all liked various things and I would go sit around and watch them do what ever they were doing, usually quietly, though sometimes talking non-stop in a way that I still do.
So, I have a good relationship with these men, but my status of infertility isn't exactly the number one topic on our conversation repitoire. So to have him ask me a few weeks ago about my position on abortion, I was sort of surprised, but answered that I am against abortion for terminating life that does not threaten the life of the woman carrying the child. I have a more detailed oppinion but, really, that is my stance. And he answered my email with this:
Yes , I agree with you on abortion, it's just so sad that
people have kids, and don't care for [them] , and people like you who have always loved kids, (even when you were little you loved babies) can't have them . It brings a tear to
my eye right now, I'm praying for you. I hope you get a baby soon. I know
you'll be a great Mom. Love K.
I was touched. And encouraged. Thanks Uncle K!