The father of twins who died after being found unresponsive in a house at Westwood on December 27 has issued a poem and tributes in their memory.
Jake and Chloe Ford, both aged 23 months, were found at a property in Castle Drive at about 3.35am on Thursday 27 December
Their mother Samantha Ford, 37, is charged with the children’s murder and has been remanded in custody.
The twins’ father Steven Ford has asked Kent Police to issue a poem and tribute on his behalf.
Poem – Beautiful Jake and Chloe
Every thought holds you close;
Every tear is for you both;
My two perfect souls will live on within my heart;
Jake’s laugh, Chloe’s song, beautiful smiles will never part;
Together always, forever young;
I’ll never let you go but now I set you free;
I promise to be the best man I can be;
Gone but never to be forgotten;
Jake and Chloe forever;
Daddy loves you xx
Jake Steven Robert Ford – Daddy’s boy
Jakey, you were everything I ever wanted in a son, I looked at you and saw me. Your smile, your laugh and your beautiful eyes. You were kind, caring and always ready for daddy cuddles. Every day with you was a great day and the memories we shared will live on in me. I promise to make you proud.
I love you my son.
Chloe May Ford – My little coco pop
Coco, my perfect baby girl, my little genius. I couldn’t have been more proud to be your daddy. Every day we would sing to each other and when we did I fell in love with you a little bit more. You were perfect to me, you were beautiful and everything I ever dreamed a daughter would be.
I love you baby girl, daddy wants kisses x
Jake, Chloe, the part of me that’s you will never die. I love you x x
Mrs Ford had been involved in a crash with a lorry on the A299 Thanet way at 2.50am on December 27 and was taken to hospital with a minor head injury. Following the incident, at 3.35am, police attended Mrs Ford’s home due to concerns for the welfare of the toddlers.
The twins were found unresponsive and taken to hospital where they were confirmed dead. The following day Mrs Ford was charged with their murder.
Her case was briefly heard during a directions hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 31 January. No plea was entered and she will next appear at the same court on Friday 17 May.