I remember how excited I was when I was asked to interview to become an Educator at the Seattle Art Museum. My interview was in September 2001 and it launched an epic relationship for me with this amazing Museum. 16 years later, I still love being a Teaching Artist for the SAM. This past weekend, at a workshop I was leading, one of the guests thanked me for the work I do with SAM. She went on to explain that years ago when her daughters were young, they attended a workshop I was leading. The pieces they made together that day signify a time of togetherness for her family and have been on display in their home ever since. She went on to explain that now her girls are older and they don't do things like that so much anymore, which gives those works additional poignancy for her. She put her hand on my arm and said, "I just want you to know - this is what you do. You should know this. I have always wanted to thank you." What a wonderful gift she gave me in sharing this.