.... I saw the radiant 'Kayla' who, after several months of failing to conceive, and a heartbreaking miscarriage, is halfway through a healthy pregnancy - a little brother or sister to her boy, 'Mikey'.
I spoke with a brave woman who is living with the fact that she and her husband have endured six unsuccessful IVF cycles thus far.
I congratulated a young woman who was rather startled, yet thrilled, to find herself pregnant after the first month of trying for a family.
A young pharmacist told me how she and her husband have only one child, by choice, because one child was 'more than enough!' for them to handle.
I discussed the treatment for a sexually-transmitted infection with a young woman who has recently has her second termination.
It's a funny old world. Life on this planet is glitter-good, brutish-bad, wonderful, awful, and all the shades in between.... but always, always fascinating. What a strange but enthralling day it's been.
I try never to forget what a magnificent gift I am given by those who entrust me with their confidences. Their stories I carry with me, often seared into my memory. I can't help but feel my life is so much richer for what these people have shared with me.