As I had expected the evening got harder at bed time. Little man would hear the door and would jump "my dad is here my dad is here" I'd have to go over to him and again remind him daddy wasn't going to be coming any time soon but when he did he would be bringing back surprises. As i went to tuck them in he again started "I miss my dad I love him come back dad why did you leave me." You can imagine at this point how my heart was breaking. It was a matter of time before little lady figured out what was happening and started crying her self. We spoke to him a bit thru skype and I think it only made it worse.
Overall I think I am taking this time apart much better. It hurts to see the kiddos hurt and want dad but i know i can handle this . I have an amazing group of friends and family supporting us and keeping us positive. I am thankful for them all.