Sunday, 24 February 2013

My lovely James

I though long and hard about whether to write about this part of my life.  My blog is my happy place and is about the enjoyable parts of my life, but it doesn't feel right not to include why this is such a significant day for me and why.  I clearly talk a lot about my lovely son Dan who is the light of my life but I was actually mum to 2 wonderful boys.  Our lovely James who was older than Dan by 2 1/2 years died over 6 years ago at the age of 17.  Today would have been his 24th birthday and so it is a very sad day for us.  He was brave,  funny, ecentric, loving, loyal, loved computer games, animals, history, Manchester United, his family and his home.  His death was unexpected, due to heart failure.  We miss him terribly and it would make me the happiest person in the world to be able to talk  about my two sons and what we do together.   So for today this is the saddest part of my life and please excuse me for sharing it and also some photos of James.

May 1990
Dan, James and Chris


  1. I cannot begin to imagine, but send big hugs to you and Dan xx

  2. As a mother I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling today or any other day without your beloved son come to that and my heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is important for you to keep James memory alive xxx

  3. Mags, I'm so sorry to hear about this part of your life, and I too can't imagine how you must be feeling at this time - but as Christine says it is important to keep the memories alive. Thinking of you and Dan.

  4. Oh Mags, I am so very, very sorry. I can't imagine, and I hope I never have to. He will always be with you and Dan, and always be a part of your life. Thank you for sharing some photos and memories of him. In that first photo of James as a baby I was struck by how much he looks like Dan!

    Take care, and I am thinking of you and Dan.

    Gillian xx