The son of a Scots mum killed in a deliberate house fire says his unborn baby has been robbed of the gran she will never know.
Kyle Armstrong is expecting a baby girl with girlfriend Caitlyn Muir, 18, this January and says they news they couple were expecting a baby was a 'bittersweet' moment for the family.
Kyle's mum Angela Brown died on September 28, 2008 trying to save her children from their burning home after sick yobs set it on fire while the family slept.
After bravely rescuing her three-year-old daughter Kassie, now 14, Angela perished on the staircase of her Kilwinning home trying to rescue two of her sons, Kyle, then six and Sean, 12.
Sean's twin brother Declan, both now 24, and older sister Nichole, now 26, were not in the house at the time.
Angela's teenage killers, who were just 15 and 13 at the time of the horrific crime, were caught two days later and admitted to creeping in at 5.40am and setting fire to the staircase - the family's only escape route.
The teenagers were charged with murder, which was later reduced to culpable homicide and in 2010 received 12 years, which was later reduced to nine following an appeal.
In the end the killers served less than five years and have been free since 2015.
Whoever said parenting was easy was obviously lying. It can be such hard work! Luckily we now have a Facebook group for Scottish mums and dads to share their woes, worries and winning advice.
Whether you're a new parent looking for answers or simply want to let off steam about the price of school uniforms today, our Scottish Mums and Dads Facebook group is just the place. You can join here.
Now, on the 12th anniversary of her death Kyle says he has never recovered from his mum's death but hopes the baby daughter he has on the way will help the whole family heal.
He told The Record : "We have been like a broken family for so long, this baby is a God-send and although it's hard we will have to do it without my mum, I think it is just what we all need."
Kyle was in a coma for two weeks following the shocking fire. When he came round heartbroken relatives had to tell the then six-year-old, his mum was gone.
He said: "I just remember waking up in the hospital and looking round the room at all the faces and there was my dad and my gran and Sean, basically everyone, except mum.
"Straight away I said "Where's mum? I want mum" and because I was upset and in pain they just calmed me down and said she was busy.
"It wasn't until later my dad took me into another room in the hospital and sat me down and said "Kyle, there was a huge fire at home and your mum died. She isn't coming back."
'Watching my dad cry was horrible. I had never seen that before. It was the worst moment of my life."
Kyle, now an apprentice bricklayer, and his siblings have endured more than a decade of heartbreak without their beloved mum and because he was only six at the time of her death, he says his memories of her are vague.
"My best memory is dancing with her on a dance mat we had that we plugged in to the TV. She liked that and we always had a laugh doing that, but the rest is hard to remember.
"Life has been hard without her. It would have been great to have her there on my first day at secondary school, or when I got in a fight, or when I was hurt or upset or even happy. We lost all of that."
Kyle and sister Nichole say as each year passes they are getting stronger but it's hard knowing that their mother's killers are roaming free.
Kyle said: "I know that they have families of their own now that they can watch grow up, but my child will be robbed of her gran and my mum will never ever get to meet her grandchildren. She didn't even get to see her own kids grow up. It's absolutely devastating."
Nichole added: "They were supposed to get 12 years in jail, but it's us who have had the 12 year sentence."
Despite their pain the family are looking forward to January 2021 and the impeding arrival of Kyle's baby girl, who he plans to name after his mum.
He said: "We have already picked her name and of course she will be named after my mum. We're calling her Olivia Angela Armstrong. That makes me feel so much closer to her knowing there's a bit of her going to be in my wee girl and I know that my mum would just love that."