My heart keeps breaking every day since having to leave my daughter behind
What do you do when your youngest daughter wakes from her nap with terrified shrieks and sobbing?
What I did was run from the next room to pick her up and rock her, and tell her how much I love her.
What I did not do is tell her how I would always be there for her, and that I would never leave her. I couldn’t tell her these things because they’re not true.
Even after a few minutes of closeness, she clung to me so fiercely it felt like she was trying to crawl inside of me. She is terrified of being abandoned. Again.