What did you need from them before and after they left to become a priest or religious?
Unless something unforeseen happens, I’ll be entering a convent this fall. It’s earlier than I expected and while I’m over the moon with happiness, my loved ones seem to be grieving. My parents and brother have had me everyday for most of my life. When I enter, that will be reduced to a weekly message and a few visits a year. I don’t expect most of my friendships to survive.
Obviously, my dear ones will always be in my prayers. But I was wondering if there’s something, anything I can do, to make any part of this easier for them. I’m interested in any and all advice, but I’m especially hoping for replies from those of you with sons/daughters/nieces/nephews in religious life. Thank you all in advance!