‘I hope life can one day, perhaps, be as good again’: Simon Thomas posts emotional Instagram post about his hopes Christmas will become ‘good again’ as he moves on with new girlfriend after death of his wife Gemma
- Simon Thomas hopes Christmas ‘will become good again’ in an emotional post
- He wrote ‘life will never be the same again’ after the death of his wife Gemma
- He also gave tips on how to support those who have lost a loved one at Christmas
- His wife Gemma, 40, passed away just three days after she was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer in November last year
Simon Thomas has posted an emotional Instagram post thanking those who have supported him and his young son this year.
Mr Thomas, 45, and his son Ethan had their lives turned upside down when Gemma, 40, died of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) on November 24 last year.
He posted a picture of himself, Gemma and son Ethan on Christmas Day three years ago along with a heartfelt message.
Mr Thomas, 45, and his son Ethan had their world shattered when Gemma, 40, died of acute myeloid leukaemia on November 24 last year. The family are pictured on Christmas Day 2015
His late wife Gemma had been diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer just three days before her death.
In a post on Instagram, he wrote: ‘Life is unrecognisable from just thirteen months ago; but even in the darkest moments the light has shone, and we have experienced incredible blessings in the bleakest of times.
‘Life will never be the same again, Christmases will forever be different; but I hold onto the hope that they, and life can one day, perhaps, be as good again’.
His late wife Gemma had been diagnosed with the rare blood cancer AMS just three days before her death. The family of three are pictured together, with Simon left, Ethan centre and Gemma right
Simon Thomas, Gemma and Ethan are pictured outside their Berkshire home. He posted an emotional Instagram post thanking those who have supported him and his young son this year following Gemma’s death last year
Last month he said he was in a new relationship.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live in November, he said: ‘I’m very aware she was someone I didn’t know before and have got to know over the last few weeks and months.
‘Right from the early stages – she had this empathy towards me. She’s Christian as well and that’s important to me as a man of faith.’
In his Instagram post, he also gave tips for people on how to support those who have lost a loved one this time of year.
He wrote: ‘Talk about and remember the person who is no longer with you.
‘Don’t treat them like the elephant in the room because for me, all I want to feel free to do, is talk about Gemma.
‘People talking about her isn’t painful, it isn’t insensitive, it isn’t somehow helping me, instead when people talk about her it reminds me in a comforting way of how special she was to so many people’.