Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

Mr and Mrs Smith spoke this week of their mem­o­ries of Samuel, and de­scribed the im­pact his loss has had on their lives. Mrs Smith said: “What I miss is his smile and his eyes. His eyes just used to light up, and you could tell a lot about what he was feel­ing.” Her hus­band added: “You never think you are go­ing to out­live your kids.” Mr Smith has not been able to go back to work since Samuel died. He said: “When he died I bot­tled ev­ery­thing up, and I got to the point where I be­came sui­ci­dal. I couldn’t go out in pub­lic. “But we have got some re­ally good friends, and they’ve helped us out. One of Pauline’s friends had lost a child, and it was good to talk to some­one who knows how it feels.” The cou­ple have four other chil­dren, three boys and a girl, who are all at Lin­den Grove pri­mary school, and Mrs Smith is ex­pect­ing an­other baby.

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