I posted on here about a month ago, asking if I was crazy for helping my brother and taking care of his 2yr old and 4 yr old. On top of having a 13 and 3 yr old of my own.
Well, everything has gotten very complicated. I know these kids need me more than ever now. My brother left his girlfriend a little over 2 weeks ago. When he did, he brought me the kids for me to keep them while he filed for custody. I took him to file for custody and he talked to his girlfriend a couple of times, that day. Then for 2 days we didn't hear from her. She didn't call the kids and we couldn't get ahold of her. Well, my brother had a bad feeling. He went to check on his kids mom!
She had committed suicide!!!
We had to tell the kids. We put it off for a little bit, and the 4 yr old is having a rough time with it. These children will never have a mother to tell them they are loved. don't get me wrong, they have plenty of loving family members here for them. Their dad (my brother), myself, and my mom (grandma). I guess it has been hard for me to realize what these children will be going through for the rest of their lives.
We put the 4 yr old in therapy and he seems to be doing ok. I think he is trying to understand the situation that his mom is dead. The 2 yr old was waking up ever 30 minutes. I put a picture of their mommy next to their bed and that seemed to help. He is sleeping through the night again.
Any advice from anyone would be great...
on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM