Recently, we received “that” phone call. “That” phone call refers to a phone call usually late at night informing the Mhinisteir of an imminent death or death itself. It is one of the things that you get used to if you a married to the Vicar but you can never ever get used to death itself! It is always sad but this time it was painful because it was the sudden death of someone whose parents we knew.
A few days later, I met the parents of the deceased. What can you say to someone who have just lost their child? Absolutely nothing, so I gave them both a big hug! Was I breaking the social distancing rule? I really hope not but I was so helpless.