Yesterday I had lunch with a very special lady. She has a teenage daughter that has special needs; she has dealt with seizures, major seizures.
Through a series of events and conversations, one can only conclude that this meeting was a gift from God. See this woman I meet with, is a pastor's wife of a very large church in our area and I am sure her schedule is very protected. On very short notice she was able to meet me for lunch.
I expected myself to feel intimidated and/or nervous to talk with her. But the moment we sat down, the conversation took off. We talked for almost an hour before we realized we actually needed to order our food. We shared many stories, found humor in some of the crazy circumstances that our children have brought us, shared struggles, how to deal not only with our special needs child but our other children as well, and much more.
Her daughter has gone without a diagnosis for most of her life and had so many seizures that were life altering. She tried the ketogenic diet. I asked questions about the diet, seizure treatments, doctors, tests, etc.
This lunch with this woman was just what I needed. I felt completely understood, without explanation and I felt comfort without the pity sympathy. I appreciate her time with me more than I could put into words. I could have sat and talked with her for many more hours.