This might seem a bit nuts, but is anyone else scared of dying now they have kids? I'm not even ill or anything. I can't bear the thought of them growing up without me. Of the hurt they would feel. I think of my daughter crying for me and me not being there to comfort her. I can't watch any films were the mum dies without completely breaking down. My husband is wonderful but I don't know how he would cope.
Does anyone have thoughts like these? I don't think about it a lot but when I do, it breaks my heart.
I try not to think about it because it scares me like nothing else could. They need me. I remember a friend saying (after we'd heard about a friend of another friend dying and leaving young dc) 'my dc adore <<their dad>> but they depend on me'
Oh Gawd I worry about this all the time. Not at all helped by being an older mother (I've had both mine in my 40s). It is my biggest fear, strangely I rarely worry about my children dying, ( perhaps it is so terrible a thought that I can't even entertain it?) My friend was chatting about a freind of hers who has died suddenly at 45, and I felt sick with fright, I had to change the subject.