How do you tell your 5 year old son that his mother is never coming home?
Those who have had a spouse or significant other with whom you have had children leave, know the excrutiating pain associated with the loss. And having chidren only exacorbates the pain, fear, anger, sadness, and loneliness associated, not only for youself, bu for them most importaty. It also brings up questions that are far beyond the wounded heart and mind’s ability to adequately answer at the time.
For me, my 5 year old son asked me this exact same question… and the only response I could give was “I don’t know” He looked up at me and responded with tears in his eyes… “That’s what she says, Daddy”
Have you ever been in a similar situation? How did you handle it? How did you answer it? How did you feel?