I was inspired to share this question from a recent Mensa Bulletin article asking members just that question. The published replies were revealing, inspiring and, occasionally, humorous - and each, so individual. That's why it can be asked again. I'm still thinking of my own answer!
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Aw, that is, indeed, regrettable. But I'd say that she did/does understand your emotional effort to tell her your feelings. Perhaps she understood that you also had your mother's welfare on your mind. At such emotional times, we're not 'at best'.
Thanks, Nellieanna! Your words bring me much comfort.
I agree with Nellieanna, Laura. Sometimes nothing needs to be said, because that special other understands.
Now you've brought tears to my eyes, dear friend. I know the sincerity with which each of your words was written. Thank you for sharing them. May you feel the love of your parents and your dear friend, Krishna, as they surely feel yours. Hugs.