Adventures Single Parenting

Some walkie talkie action and some reflections on yesterday.

February 28, 2018
  1. Alison

    February 28, 2018

    Dear Simon

    Amazing & well said !!!


  2. Paul Wilcox

    February 28, 2018

    Thank you so much for your honesty and vulnerability, Simon. Praying for you and Ethan. Paul

  3. Ruli Viljoen

    February 28, 2018

    Simon you are phenomenal, your willingness to share your grief is inspirational, your love for Gemma and Ethan is beautiful so keep doing what you are doing and as you say for those that don’t like it they don’t need to follow you! Love Ruli

  4. Hilary bone

    February 28, 2018

    Just love the walky talky idea how fab is Ethan one word answers dear love him hope he does have a fab day at school tomorrow
    Your coping the best way u can yr a fab dad to Ethan and yes people follow you out of interest and may have their own grief to deal with and let’s face it not many people talk about grief so good on you …… ignore the person who passes remarks …. yes let’s hope they find it in their heart to be kind
    Sleep well I knew you’d be tired after yesterday such a busy emotional day
    I’ll say good night from a very cold snowy icy Newcastle almost the weekend for teamthomas to make memories x

  5. Christopher Mortimore

    March 1, 2018

    Hi Simon, your story has touched me , like it has to millions of others that hear about your tragic story … be strong and il pray for you and Ethan… take care .

  6. Annelies

    March 1, 2018

    You’re amazing Simon, doing such a great job with Ethan. So painful it is he has to miss his mummy at his age, but he is so blessed with you as his father. So loving, so caring and so supportive! You help so many people by sharing your grief and being so open about your feelings. I really hope you can find some comfort in all the people behind you, your family, your friends and all your positive followers.
    I was blown away by you how you did the interviews, so strong and so full of confidence. Many tears have flowed, all over the world. It’s so unfair, but there is nothing we can say or do to bring you Gemma back.
    Don’t spoil your energy on negative people: you need all your energy to make it through the days. Just block them and they are walkie!
    I wish Ethan and you all the best! You’re so strong Simon, even if you might not feel it now! Take care!

  7. Richard Robertson

    March 1, 2018

    Hello Simon,
    I know you will have had hundreds and hundreds of messages….and probably lots of support from chaps in similar circumstances
    I’ve followed your blog and listened to your 5 live interview….I have been through what you are going through now…myself and my my son Robbie lost Louise, his Mum, my wife, to Sarcoma nearly 4 years ago now….R was 6 at the time…
    if you want to message then please feel free…I can happily share how it’s been for us since Louise died…..

  8. Hilary Pike

    March 1, 2018


    Having suffered the very sudden and shattering loss of my darling Dad to brain cancer when he was very young (49), I wanted to send you love, light and prayers.

    The sadness we always carry is the price of the great love we shared and I feel so very blessed to have known my Dad and to have shared life with him.

    Of course I wish, everyday, that he was here but my faith is strong too and I know he is with all of us and his love of life and desire for us to live fully, love deeply and laugh loudly remains as strong as it ever was. Anything less would be doing him a huge disservice. That’s not to say I don’t still miss him and cry over his loss. Of course I do. But that’s healthy and as it should be. We all need to rage against the dying of the light.

    This is all so very new to you but I hope you feel the love of those around you and the many thousands who have heard your story. Please don’t ever stop talking about Gemma, ask for help when you need it and never stop accepting help in whatever form it takes – a hug, an ear to listen, a supper cooked for you or a beer at the pub – and keep holding your gorgeous Ethan. Your snack box messages are fantastic and I’m sure he will treasure them always.

    I’ll sign off now but here’s a snack box message for you from the very wonderful A A Milne.

    “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

    Keep going and feel the warmth.

    God bless and keep you.

    Hilary Pike

  9. Vicky

    March 1, 2018

    Totally agree Simon having just caught up on this morning interview , why do people say nothing , even the wrong thing to say is something , makes you feel less isolated at a time you feel so alone. Moving on is not just yet, when all you want is time to stand still.

  10. Melanie Flower-Ellis

    March 1, 2018

    Your bravery and courage shines through. Your boy must be and will be so immensely proud.

  11. Barbara crack

    March 1, 2018

    God bless you Simon and Ethan too. You are doing an amazing job caring for Ethan. So thoughtful and loving. Thank you for sharing all this with us. You are doing a fantastic job, letting us see and hear what such terrible grief is. I’m sure it will help us to be more loving and compassionate to people we know and meet dealing with grief. Thank you for your honesty. With love.

  12. victoriawhyte

    March 2, 2018

    Love the walkie talkies 👍

  13. Philippa

    March 3, 2018

    Well said Simon. We choose to come here for a variety of reasons. There is no need for spite from anyone. God bless you.

  14. RuthRobinson

    March 3, 2018

    Thank you for sharing Simon. The love between the three of you is obvious to see in your lovely photos, and that will go on forever. We have an only child of 9 and I cannot imagine how he would cope without me. Life changes so fast and we’re especially not ready for what’s to come when it is turned upside down. One day at a time.. much love x

  15. Gill

    March 4, 2018

    My heart goes out to you. Take care x

  16. Laura Selvakumaran

    March 4, 2018

    I am SO grateful that you are sharing.


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