A student whose father and teenage brother were stabbed to fatality places emphasis on caring for her father who was also injured in the attack.
Lydia Wilkinson said she did not know at first whether her father Peter was going to survive the stabbing at their home in Stourbridge on 30 March.
She said looking after him was a “massive relief and an opportunity I didn’t think I was going to have”.
“I will miss them both so much better, ” the 18 -year-old added.
Aaron Barley, 23, of no fixed address, has been charged with their slaughters and with the attempted slaughter of Mr Wilkinson.
‘Full of life’
Lydia, who was at university at the time 50 -year-old Tracey and 13 -year-old Pierce were stabbed, spoke of her devastation.
Mrs Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the incident. Pierce died in hospital after paramedics battled to save him.
“For me especially it is a case of taking every day as it comes and counting your boons and using the corroborate around, definitely.”
She paid tribute to staff at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital who saved her father.
Lydia had been planning to collect Pierce from school the next day.
“I still can’t is argued that I will never check him again or pick him up from school on that Friday like I promised to do, ” she said.
“He was just so bubbly and full of life and he truly did light up a room with his peculiarities and impressions.”
Mr Wilkinson, who spent six periods in intensive care, “said hes” “on the mend”.
He suffered facial lacerations, “dozens of deep stab meanders and almost 100 stitches”.
“It will take some time but patently the emotional suffering will take forever, ” he said.
Mr Wilkinson said: “I didn’t find out until I woke up in intensive care that Pierce had not established it. It was ravaging. Absolutely devastating.”
He added his wife had been a “fantastic mum” and a compassionate, kind person.”
“She was just beautiful, she was our angel, ” he said.
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