A grieving mother who lost her toddler son shares the heart-wrenching story of how she still shops for her son and organises activities for him.
The mother explained to other members on Mumsnet that she signs her 3 year old son, Noah, up for after school clubs and orders him outfits online as a way of coping. In the post she revealed her ‘beautiful son’, called Noah James, was nearly three when he passed away.
She wrote: ‘Hi I have known of Mumsnet for ages and just when I was about to sign up and join in, my life changed massively.
‘My beautiful son was taken from me and life was ever so difficult. I would like to keep this quite short, so sorry for the lack of info.
‘However, I now do stupid stuff, it’s pathetic really, but in a way, it does help.’
‘I will go onto all the shops online and do a whole order of clothes, all different age groups, for little boys, I’ll purchase them and then I’ll just send them back… It’s the same with in store clothes.
‘I sign him up for clubs he’ll never go to and when it gets to the day of going, I pretend that we have found somewhere else.
‘I actually go to open days of schools and take a look around, I have been to secondary schools too. It is so ridiculous, but I just cannot help it…
‘AIBU (am I being unreasonable) to do such a stupid thing??? I know it is stupid, but I don’t know.’
The thread has since been closed.
The Daily Mail reports, many users recognised that the mother was obviously in distress and asked if she had sought professional guidance.
Encouraged by the support, the mother opened up a little more. She continued: ‘Thank you all. It happened exactly 9 months ago… His name was Noah James, he was absolutely perfect, he had such beautiful eyes and a wonderful smile.
‘No, I haven’t had professional help, I just don’t know if it’ll help much.’
We do hope this mum seeks the help that may guide her through.
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