For the first time, Rob Delaney has revealed how people acted around him when he lost his 2-year-old son, Henry, and how he felt afterward.
During an interview with Wednesday’s Loose Women, Rob said:
‘You’re never “bringing up” someone’s dead child, they’re already thinking about it. People get scared, they think they’re going to catch a dead kid from you!
‘Words have their limits… but just being there, doing stuff, hold them. People don’t know what to say but there’s nothing you can say. There’s no right thing to say.’
After the tragic incident, Rob wrote a book, A Heart That Works, and explained how he penned down his feelings.
‘Yes there’s anger in the book but there should be – my beautiful little boy died. I knew there could be hope in the book, I could show it but couldn’t tell it.’
‘I’m glad I wrote it. It felt good to organize my thoughts and feelings formally.
‘And realizing how wonderful my wife and Henry’s brothers were, made me fall more in love with my family.
‘The fact it’s out there feels really good, other bereaved parents can feel recognized.
‘The response has been staggering and unbelievable but my ego is very right-sized by this whole thing. My story is no more or less important than anyone else’s,’ he said.