CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - It's been nearly a week since a father found out that the mother of their two children killed the kids, then committed suicide.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve had to go through in my life,” he said.
The father of 7-year-old Isaiah and 3-year-old Illiyah Miller spoke only to FOX 46 hours after funeral of his two kids.
“I wish the best life for my children and as a father not being able to see them grow up and share all those memories as I had as a kid it's really heartbreaking.”
Police say the two kids were killed by their mother, Jan. 13 before she took her life by jumping off the I-485 bridge.
“I loved those kids with everything in me and I love Tina also.”
The children's father, who did not want to appear on camera credits the support of not just his family but friends and even complete strangers who helped raise more than $10,000 in less than a week.
“The support has been overwhelming. I want to thank the community. They have really gotten behind me. Tina’s family has been awesome. They have been nothing but supportive and they are dealing with this too just like I am.”
And although the kids were put to rest Friday, their father says their legacy will be everlasting.
“I raised some beautiful kids who had the world at their fingertips and you know what I’m still a dad and they live with me and I’m going to carry their name on.”