Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What a weird world

Whew! Sometimes life just punches you in the tummy and knocks the wind out of you. Things happen - maybe they really are coincidence, or maybe there is a deeper meaning to everything. I don't know. I do know this:

For the past 2 years, I've been taking Sam to Tae Kwan Do. While watching his 45 minute class, I've made friends with a number of moms. One of the most lovely and friendly was a woman named N. Her oldest son is in Sam's TKD class, and her younger son is about a year older than Sofia. We spent a lot of time telling her younger one "suave", gentle, around Sofia and the other little ones.

I've always enjoyed talking with N. And I was delighted this spring to discover that she was expecting again.

Well, today I got an email from our Earlly Intervention service coordinator: would I mind contacting a new mom of a baby with DS. She says you might know her, she's C's mom.

Of course I called immediately (she was crowded by the kids at the time, but we spoke briefly and will speak again later). And after I hung up, I lost my breath. I'm always glad to be a parent ambassador, and I was especially happy to have a chance to call N, because I've enjoyed talking with her so much already. But I got such an overwhelming sense of, I don't know, karma? G-d? Destiny? It was really bizarre.

Whew. So I'll wait for her to call me back, or pester her again (I was pleased that someone had already given her "Gifts" and she'd already read our chapter - she was intending to track me down anyway). I just hope I can help her realize how not-scary this whole thing really can be.


Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I believe it was karma!!!