20 Jan 19

By Dominic Byrne

Single Parent Getting After It

Dear Lou,

It’s been a week since you escaped from your pain and suffering.

I’ve attempted to write a post in the last few days but haven’t had the energy. It might easier if I write a short letter,  just to let you know that we miss you.

I took a photo of Noah at the bike track yesterday while he was supervising a mate changed his flat tyre. I stupidly went to send you the photo 🤦🏽‍♂️😞. I sent it to Elysia instead as she has enthusiastically taken the reins of being Noah and Evie’s mum.


“Good job Reg, do you need a drink or something?” NB

Evie has an ear infection, poor little Poppa. She’s been crying for you 😢. She can’t swim for over a week, that will be tough since she thinks she is a little mermaid. 🧜‍♀️

We’ve been home for five days already. We got out of Germany ASAP. I know you were keen for the kids to get home and be kids.

I’ve had to do some strange things in the last few days. I wrote your obituary on Friday for Saturday’s SMH, I made sure it stood out amongst the others. J-Boy and I selected a coffin and cremation location the day before that. All of these surreal experiences definitely bring home the reality. Your funeral is on Friday. Not sure what you want to wear, I’ll get your mum to help me select something. 👗

Noah asked if he can have your phone, credit card and any money in your wallet. 😂😂😂

We miss you lots and lots. I find this whole situation dreamlike most days. 🤯

I’m jammed in between the kids right now, we’re all in bed on our devices 😬. It’s 8:15 am, Noah is about to get picked up for a basketball camp so I better get him dressed. I thought the kids might fight for your side of the bed each night but they have been amazing for me. 🤗

We miss you, we love you. 💗


The way Noah looked at his mum

Look at the love that poured out of Noah when he looked at his mummy….


  1. She will be yours and our beautiful and articulate headstrong loulou forever. It’s all
    Surreal and dreamlike . Missing her x 1 million

  2. My heart swells and aches in equal measure. This journey will continue to hold a special place in our hearts. We are so sorry we could not be there to say goodbye to Louise. But our hearts and thoughts and wishes of love and healing and happiness are.

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