July 17, 2016
In our early 30s, Jerry would open up to me about his guilt. He had so many, to be honest, but his greatest regret, the one he is most guilty about, is taking his family for granted. He acted like he was too good for them, he insisted that they loved him too much and suffocated him. He left home at an early age. He ignored phone calls and letters and requests for him to visit. He avoided his parents when they tried to visit. He said he wished he knew better and treated them better. Now it's too late.