Together, distances apart

Yesterday I did a baby blessing for a baby who had died of premature complications. Support for family and blessings, under those circumstances, are always hard and heartbreaking. With a no visitor policy, this becomes close to unbearably hard. But what my medical team and I were able to do felt good: We got permission to take the young mother to the hospital garden from which, through glass windows, you can see the other side of the street - right out there in safe distance stood her family, throwing kisses and laughing and crying with us. Even though we were physically apart - it almost felt as if everyone was right there with us.