Dad Shares Heartbreaking Post About Spending Time With Your Children After His Son Dies
Richard Pringle shared a 10-point list of things he had learnt since his three-year-old son Hughie died suddenly following a brain haemorrhage.
At just three-years-old, the family learned that Hughie had a brain condition. However he was doing well, and they were were told that there was only a very slim chance of a haemorrhage.
The list was shared just a year after losing Hughie, who Richard described as a 'beautiful little boy' and 'someone who made life fun'.
Richard's list to encourage parents to cherish their time with their children is a touching and heartbreaking tribute to his little boy.
It will definitely have you reaching for a tissue, with the first point being that "you can never ever kiss and love too much".
Richard also encouraged people to take as many pictures and videos as possible as one day "it could be all you have left".
He also adds that spending time is more important than spending money.
The dad writes that his favourite memories of Hughie was him sitting on his shoulders or being next to him in the car and singing their favourite songs.
Highlighting the simple moments, Richard wrote: "Cherish the simplest of things. Night times, bedtimes, reading stories. Dinners together. Lazy Sundays.
"Cherish the simplest of times. They are what I miss the most. Don't let those special times pass you by unnoticed."
Richards last four rules are: "Seven. Always kiss those you love goodbye and if you forget. Go back and kiss them. You never know if it's the last time you'll get the chance.
"Eight. Make boring things fun. Shopping trips, car journeys, walking to the shops. Be silly, tell jokes, laugh, smile and enjoy yourselves. They're only chores if you treat them like that. Life is too short not to have fun.
"Nine. Keep a journal. Write down everything your little ones do that lights up your world. The funny things they say, the cute things they do.
"We only started doing this after we lost Hughie. We wanted to remember everything. Now we do it for Hettie and we will for Hennie too. You'll have these memories written down forever and when your older you can look back and cherish every moment.
"Ten. If you have your children with you. To kiss goodnight. To have breakfast with. To walk to school. To take to university. To watch get married. You are blessed. Never ever forget that."
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