No such luck here. Every day in the hospital there are never-to-be-resolved cliff hangers. I spend 2 hours with a car wrecked family whose son is getting a cat scan. I never see them again. I get turned down at a room by a woman with a black eye and broken jaw. I never hear what happened to her. I pray with a family in surgery waiting and never know if it all went ok. I talk with a NICU family every day for 3 months, then come in one morning and find them discharged. My time with all of them is brief and defined. The next step, the next phase, the rest of the story has nothing to do with me.
That is a hard part of this job for me. Sometimes I have to remind myself that God knows their whole story and that He walks with them from beginning to end, even though I can't.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiates 3:11