I’m sorry to hear about your husbands recent diagnosis. I joined this group this morning and hope I can provide you some strength as I’ve been reading through many posts and my heart is warm with how much love and kindness this group offers. My father was diagnosed last week - on Friday, January 27, 2023. My parents relayed the diagnosis in person. Your children are much younger than I am ( I’m 36) but hearing it in person and giving my father a hug right away helped. Since then, my emotions have been mixed. They change by the minute and hour. I have a 3 month old baby so processing my thoughts while trying to be a good mom is a challenge. I’m heart broken. I’m so sad. I’m angry. I feel helpless… the array of emotions are raw. My advice is to allow your children to process and feel how they need to. I am an only child and have such a close relationship with my parents so I’m devastated.
In my line of work, I often have to relay horrible news and conduct next of kin notifications about the passing of a loved one. I have always been told and trained to do so as empathetically and straight forward as possible. My father told me he had ALS and hearing him say those words gutted me but there was no confusion in my mind.
I’m sending love your way. I’m so sorry your family is having to go through his right now.