I believe that you shouldn’t leave anything important you want to tell someone until a later time. If it feels important to you then you need to tell them regardless, for the time you go to tell them it may be too late. This day and age with all the technology we have there are many ways of getting your point across.
So having said that I did cave in and sent a sms to my former colleague giving her my best wishes. It just felt right, like something I had to do especially the not knowing part if it would be too late. It does feel like a weight has been lifted off my mind.
I did receive a reply but I haven’t read it, I don’t know that I will. I expressed what I needed too regardless of the reply. I’m not sure there would be anything else to say.