Our kids remained clingy for the next 7 days. Even today, Josiah & Elizabeth don't like leaving mommy's side. I suppose their trauma has manifested into a certain type of separation anxiety.
Trauma lingers...and you can't make trauma heal as fast as a body can.
Some things have helped.
We've asked the kids to draw their feelings every day.
Our family has spent time with Noah.....loads of snuggle time
They've found a way to keep laughing throughout it all.
...and going on a little family hike was also good for the soul.
All these things help...and God uses them to do what he does best: heal.
Trauma lingers, but God lingers with us.