posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 09:40 PM
A little background is necessary for this to make sense to anyone other than myself.
4 years ago, my wife & kids & I moved from GA to FL. My kids were ages 4 and 2 when we left, so they're 8 and 6 now. We've made several visits
back there to see my parents, and my inlaws as well. This past September, my father passed away rather suddenly. He had been having problems for a
while, but wasn't bedridden or anything - matter of fact he died while refurbishing a boat. There was a memorial service held for him, but to ease
the trauma on my 8 year old (who is borderline autistic) we left both the kids behind with my father-in-law. This was September of 2011.
Tonight, my wife and I were watching TV, the kids were in bed and had been for about 30 minutes when I hear noises coming from their room. My wife
gets up to investigate and pokes her head in the door and I hear a lot of sobbing. She turns and looks at me with tears in her eyes and says "I
think this is something daddy needs to handle".
Both kids had started bawling saying they missed their 'papa', which is what they called him. It wasn't just a little sad cry, as if over a broken
toy - these babies hearts were shattered. They were inconsolable. They haven't much even mentioned my father since he died. The last time they saw
him was about a month prior to when it happened.
They were crying "I want to see him again", "I wish people didn't die", "Will I ever see papa again?". My question is.....why? Why now? Why
tonight? Why SIMULTANEOUSLY from being asleep? I guess the question could be answered (in the morning if I dare open wounds the night's sleep has
closed) by asking them as to what made them suddenly feel the way they did. This is extremely unusual coming from my children. They've been 'ok'
with this all along up until now. Maybe I'm just ranting, maybe I already know the answers that I don't want to face. Maybe someone has some
insight? Apologies if posted in the wrong forum.