My husband killed himself.
I was concerned about how to tell our five-year-old son about this, but in the end I decided to tell him straight.
“Sweetie, your daddy died,” I said. My son turned to me and said, “No, he didn’t die.”
I’ve heard that children can see things that we can’t, so thinking that maybe he could see his father’s spirit, I asked, “Oh, he didn’t? He didn’t die?”
“Yeah. Daddy’s dying over and over, even now.”
My blood ran cold. Just what is it that my son can see?