I’m stretching my memory here when my parents divorced. I think I appreciated Fr. Bill’s notice of me and what I might be feeling. I don’t remember if this happened at my first trip home or later. At the time I think that was still trying to figure out what all the changes with the divorce meant to me and my parents.
Perhaps a checking in with me –or someone checking in with me in the days ahead would have helped–rather than a one time event.
So many times visits in the hospital are one time events–and I wish that there could be a follow up–my need or patient’s need? probably be mine. Facts are what they are–most encounters are single visits–so this is a reminder to me to make the most of the visits that I do have.