On 21st March 2014 my family was complete. I was given the most precious gift, my amazing, beautiful Son & Brother, Tobias.
The love and affection I had and will always have for Tobi is indescribable. His mischievous character along with his little laugh & smile, lit up every room he entered. I’m sure everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Tobi would agree that the energy and love my little boy spread was very special.
From an early age of just a few months, there wasn’t a moment where Tobi would keep still! He would constantly bounce in his little chair and manage to move himself from one side of the room to the other! Tobi only crawled for a short time & seemed to be running before he could walk! You were very lucky if you could sneak a cuddle, he was far too busy to keep still, unless it was bottle time! If he wasn’t running around on his little tip toes he’d be climbing up onto things he shouldn’t, always laughing and copying me as I told him to get down!
His love for music amazed so many, especially as he was so young. Tobi would always sing along to songs on the radio, with a perfect melody, copying every syllable to Dada as he couldn’t say the words! And where there was music, came dancing! Tobi’s dancing was something else and if you didn’t give him a round of applause afterwards, he would be sure to clap himself!
So many times, I often wondered whether Tobi actually thought he was a dog! The first thing he would do in the morning as he woke up, would be to bark at me from his cot, as he cuddled Shermy, his favourite teddy bear dog. This would be continued with every animal he saw and even if he couldn’t see one, he would woof at me to make me laugh!
Never in a million years, did I think my perfectly healthy, happy 19month old little boy would go to sleep one evening & never wake up again. My entire world came crashing down around me. Things would never be the same again.
Tobi is loved beyond words, missed beyond measure by his Mummy, Daddy & big brother Ashton. The beautiful memories we share will be treasured forever more.
‘Until we meet again baby boy’