Today was Sam's last IEP meeting-ever. I didn't think it would affect me as much as it did. I thought I would be able to get right back to work in the studio but I found myself staring at my canvas thinking about all the things that were said. Not to mention meeting the adult services coordinator who was trying to get a handle on what his transition would be like. It's scary and a bit hopeful just like everything in Sam's life. On my way home from the meeting a saw an older gentleman leaning against a tree about a block from my house. I could tell something wasn't right and I slowed down and turned around and when I put my window down he asked me if I could help him before I even asked. He told me he has an issue with balance and that he felt unsafe to walk across the street to his car. He was holding a big novel in his hands as well. Another person stopped to help also. He was very grateful and sweet and said he had a problem with his cerebellum which controls your balance. Coincidently we just recently discovered that Sam has a small cerebellum which is causing some of his balance and gait issues. I find it amazing how much "synchronicity " (as my son Zach would say) there is in my life. I have so many stories like this one that have occurred over the years but even more amazing- I wish I had time to share. Tomorrow I will be back in my studio because I am working on a really different piece that I am very excited about.