My bestfriend has asked me to take a trip out of state to see their family and their two little girls tomorrow (my goddaughters) to help them talk to them about why WS is gone. They were all supposed to come out to see us next month and the girls had been looking forward to the trip for over a year. My friend, her husband and mother sat them down and explained that the trip was cancelled and that WS had decided to leave the family. The oldest cried but then seemed to accept it. The littler one, who was very attached to WS, has been crying everyday since and keeps asking why he has left us.
WS was also supposed to be godfather for their new baby brother. So they also don't understand why that isn't happening now.
I talked to my IC and he said to be honest with them and tell them WS feelings for me changed and we're never going to see him again. Then he said I should ask them if they have any questions for me and let them ask whatever they want.
I'm terrified that I'm not going it hold it together for this. Anyone out there with any advice on how to break this kind of thing to kids?
These poor little girls have moved 5 times in 4 years and I know moving back home, visiting us and being a "family" again was something they fixated on to deal with the years of disappointment. I feel so bad.
I also hate him that he's left me to tell our family/friends what he did alone, to have to go through the indignity of STD testing, to have to deal daily with an elderly dog that can't recover from his abandonment. Etc.
[This message edited by PhantomLimb at 9:19 AM, August 10th (Saturday)]