On Tuesday our boys were exactly 1 year old. Which makes today the first anniversary of the day we said goodbye to our little Richard.
I cannot praise the staff of the NeoNatal unit at Portsmouth enough. They made our day that much easier so we could focus entirely on saying goodbye to our little fella!
That’s why I have to voice my opinion on what’s happened with Gary Barlow and the closing ceremony! If you’re signed up with Facebook go and look at the page of Jason Manford, the comedian, here is the link:
He wrote a brilliant piece on the matter entitled “The Gary Barlow Tragedy and Internet Idiots” he also then later on posted an excerpt from his book on his page which also was absolutely brilliant!
On the issue with Gary Barlow I have this to say:
I am not a huge fan of Take That, never have been, I like the occasional song, but that’s it. I also have a big problem with Gary and his shady tax dealings, but I would never stoop as low as some of the absolute utter idiots that have been giving their totally absurd and hurtful opinions.
Excuse the language, but for fucks sake he and his family just had to cope with a still born baby! What sick fuck would publish some garbage on the Internet, let alone think stupid ignorant stuff like “well it’s not like they got to know their baby”? People who say stuff like that ought be publicly shamed and in some way re-educated!
We sat there a year ago today and held our baby boy Richard in our arms as he passed away at being 2 days old! I want to hit people who say stuff like that!
Same with the stupid, insensitive comments we got afterwards, as we had triplets and Richard sadly passed away, some bastards thought it would be a good idea to cheer us up with comments like “2 out of 3 ain’t bad”? Ok so we shouldn’t be that distraught because we still have 2 perfectly healthy babies?
What the actual fuck? The fact that, thank god, Eddie and Alex haven’t got anything major wrong with them and seem to be capable of having a perfectly normal life does not detract from the god-awful feeling that we’ll always have about the loss of their baby brother Richard! It will get easier to live with over time, but who ever said that it isn’t that bad cause 2 out of 3 isn’t bad ought to be ashamed of themselves!
To close I just want to say in the unlikely event I should ever meet Mr Barlow I would still offer my sincere condolences to him and his family, even though I don’t particularly like what he does and how he does it!