Posted by Gary on March 28, 2001 at 23:45:55:
In Reply to: The kids.... posted by Bobbi on March 27, 2001 at 15:06:59:
I empathize with your situation completely. My wife died in October, 2000 and I have 3 daughters (ages 12, 10, 8. They are a little bit older but we have had a similar situation just after my wife died. The way that I handled it was to hold them close, let them talk, and just told them that I loved them over and over. There is a "parent-child" grief group starting at Evergreen Hospice on Monday, April 2nd that you may want to check out. There is also an "Elf-help" book for kids called "Sad Isn't Bad". We read that over several times and that seemed to help get some feelings out so things weren't so bottled up. Good luck and, though it may not seem like it now, God loves you and time will help you through this.
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