‘WHAT I MISS IS HIS SMILE’
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.