A grieving dad, who experienced a heartbreaking loss when his twins were murdered, posted an emotional message on Twitter ahead of Father’s Day.
The distraught husband of a wife who killed their twin daughter and son shared a heart-wrenching poem after his wife drowned their babies.
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) January 29, 2017
Steven Ford said he’s “no longer” a dad after his wife Samantha Ford, 38, drowned 23-month-old Jake and Chloe after their marriage broke down.
On December 27, the mom crashed her car into a truck, before telling rescuers to go home and check on her children, reports the Daily Mail. Forty-five minutes later police found the toddlers dead in her Kent, England home.
Today is a day not to be sad,
but a day to be thankful for the love we once had, you stole my heart which I gladly surrendered, on this day like all, you will be remembered x x pic.twitter.com/BDwtk9Hsz6
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) February 14, 2019
The woman later admitted to killing the couple’s little ones.
Steven expressed his grief in a poem he wrote:
Pictures a frozen piece of time, they take me back to when you were both mine.
My name was different back then and for that I’m glad, I was most known as the man you called dad.
Now it’s just me alone and still grieving, my name’s no longer dad, now it’s just Steven.
The English father went on to describe how he’s coping with the death of his twins as a parent by saying his “heart is broken but slowly mending.”
Following the tragedy, Steven said he constantly thinks about Jake and Chloe, and these memories bring up sudden and powerful feelings.
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) June 14, 2019
He ends the poem by writing:
I miss you both so much, it hurts me so bad, I wish I could turn back time to when I was your dad.
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) January 16, 2019
As the BBC reports, Samantha remains in custody. She is expected to be sentenced on July 26.
The woman admitted to killing her twins over the Christmas holiday and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. According to the BBC, Steven accepted the prosecution’s decision not to request a murder trial.
Officials said “the reasons would become “obvious” at the next court hearing.