Rosemary Davis did not expect her life to change within a few hours. Her son who came to console her died hours after the death of her first son.
But nothing can be compared to the pain experienced by the already grief-stricken mother when she woke up. Losing someone you love and care for can leave you with the most devastating pain one can experience. But the emptiness you feel when you lose a child is nothing short of traumatic. Many would agree that having to outlive your own child is possibly the worst thing that can happen to a parent. One mother of five had to experience the trauma of this loss just few hours apart, according to Mirror Online.
Rosemary Davis, mother of five was hard hit by the tragic deaths of her two sons Scott and Robert. Her life turned upside down when she realized that her son Robert who had come to console her also passed away hours after the death of her son Scott.
Robert came home to help his mother cope up with the death of his younger brother Scott Bellis. He stayed up all night with his mum before going downstairs to bed. However, life took an unexpected turn in the early morning hours. The grief-stricken mother, who had cried herself to sleep, was woken up by a scream. Robert had blood coming from his mouth, his girlfriend, Fallon who was horrified by what was happening called out for help.
"We talked until about 2 am, then I went to bed. At 5 am I was crying in my bed, trying not to wake anybody up as Bobby and Fallon were sleeping downstairs on the sofa bed. But at 7.55am I heard Fallon screaming and I came downstairs to find thick blood had come out of Bobby’s mouth, and he was cold to the touch," recalled Rosemary, according to Mirror Online. However, despite the efforts of his stepdad Paul and the paramedics, he could not be saved.
"I found myself screaming in the street outside. I couldn’t believe I’d now lost my other boy," said Rosemary quoted Mirror Online. The family who could not believe what had happened grieved the loss of the two brothers. The brothers were buried in a joint funeral where the coffins were carried by their broken relatives.
As she recalled the funeral ceremony, the mother could not hide her emotions, she said,"I don’t know how they did it because after they carried one coffin down they had to go back up the aisle to carry the other one. It was heartbreaking." She also added that her emotions had overpowered her that she "felt like jumping in the grave with them." However, Rosemary knew that she was the only one left for Scott's six-year-old son Leo.
"My heart is broken but he is going to fill it. I’m his legal guardian, but Scott absolutely adored him, as did his uncle Bobby," the mother said.
Rosemary recalled the night her son Scott passed away. The 29-year-old who wanted to go to rehab was found dead at his apartment. It was suspected that he died of an overdose. "The night of Scott’s death turned out to be the eve of Robert’s death," said Rosemary. The mother who remembered her dear sons said they were "little rogues together".
The mother of five shared a deep bond with her two sons. She went on to say how they were constantly in touch and always available for each other. "Scott lived around the corner would come and see me every day, and even though Bobby was settled with Fallon and was in a good place mentally, he still came round to see me for his Sunday lunch and every Thursday. My other three, Michael, Dean and Donna, got on with their lives, but my apron strings had never really been cut from Scott and Bobby. We were inseparable," Rosemary said.
While already struggling to get by with the loss weighing her down, the unexpected death of two children has also left the family in a tough spot when it comes to paying for the funeral. A JustGiving page has been set up to support the family. "We just don’t have that kind of money, and we just don’t know how we are going to pay for it. It’s another worry on top of everything."