I can only hope that despite my training and my job, they didn't feel neglected. I hope they felt I was there for them anyway. I hope they feel some of what this child-of-a-doctor wrote - that time spent with her parent was memorable and precious, and that some missed award ceremonies and school plays were forgive-able. I hope. I hope they know I wanted to be there, tried to be there, for everything, and that they were always, always present, front and center, in my mind and heart.
Do I regret choosing this career? No.