My precious son, you have brought magic into my life in your short time on earth.
I recall when we discussed politics. I was so proud of having a bright, articulate young man whom I know would have grown up to be a fine gentleman one day.
I used to play guitar for you on Skype and was impressed that mum had also nurtured in you that special skill which lets us escape and dream through music.
You were so bubbly and witty on occasions.
You were my only child. I did not breathe, eat and sleep all these years without thinking about you every day.
I never stopped hoping to meet you in person one day.
In that meantime, I gave mum the space you needed to focus and succeed in your studies.
I am distraught to have learned that you met this undeserving fate. You had a whole life ahead of you and it was cut short so unfairly.
Your mum and I are inconsolable to have lost such a precious, angelic, beautiful and smart child.
We are honoured to call you OUR son.
My family and I will always treasure the memories you gave us.
My family and I are praying and watching you dance with the angels.
We’re also praying that my loved ones already in Heaven keep an eye on you; make them laugh as you did with us.
Goodbye for now, Noah my beautiful child.
Until we meet again,