Last week I was talking to a spine surgeon because I have a bulging cervical disc and pinched nerve with degenerative disc disease. New, painful, not so fun experience for me. I hurt myself with the weights at the gym! Anyway, I was speaking to the lady that schedules surgeries. I was in her office for awhile. She was very pleasant and I really can't remember how it came up, but she was telling me about her son who was in prison for selling drugs and I told her about my difficult child and our experiences. I almost never share our "adventures" with our difficult child, especially with strangers! That was really amazing! I felt so comfortable talking with her and obviously she with me. She offered me comfort and understanding and I felt that I offered her comfort and understanding. When our "business" was finished, she stood up, opened her arms and wrapped them around me and wished me peace. She gave me her cell phone number and said to call her anytime I wanted to talk. You know, I wouldn't normally do it because I am a more reserved person around strangers, but when my life settles down a bit, I think I am going to call her and see if she wants to go to lunch. We don't even have to talk about our difficult child's, she just seemed like such a nice woman!