Peter Wilkinson has spoken about his 'absolute angel' of a wife
Peter Wilkinson, seriously wounded in the attack, said he was in a “happy family bubble” before the deaths of wife Tracey, 50, and son Pierce, 13.
The couple and their son were attacked at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands, last month.
Their student daughter Lydia, 18, was away at the time.
A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.
Pierce Wilkinson with sister Lydia and dad Peter
Fighting back tears, company director Mr Wilkinson, 47, said: “We were in a happy family bubble, the four of us.
“Lydia was at Bristol University doing great. Pierce was at school which he loved.
“And my wife was an absolute angel. We had such a happy family life. We are good people.
“We always helped others. We are a charitable family.
“My wife did a lot of work to help other people. We just miss them so much.
Flowers and notes were left at the scene where the stabbing took place
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“We sit talking about it everyday. We were really happy. Now our lives have got a huge hole in them.
We sit talking about it everyday. We were really happy. Now our lives have got a huge hole in them
“I nearly lost my life. I got six deep stab wounds.
“I had a lot of internal injuries and was in intensive care for six days. It was touch and go. I had to have a vast amount of stitches, which are all out now.
“I was supposed to be in for a few weeks but I came out after 12 days. I am well enough to come out. I am just on painkillers trying to rest and recuperate.
“I have become physically very weak now. Going out and doing more than just a little bit is very hard. It is going to take months to recover.”
Peter, Tracey and Piers were attacked at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands
Mr Wilkinson said he and his wife had renovated the house where she and their son were killed.
“It was out labour of love for seven or eight years,” he said.
“Our roots are in Stourbridge and we intend to continue to live in the area.”
Mr Wilkinson thanked well-wishers. “The support we have had has been phenomenal,” he said.
“We have had cards from people we have never heard of.
“We don’t know how we will move on but with the steely support of our friends and family me and Lydia will move on.
“We will find happiness again. It is just going to be a long, long road that we should never have had to take.”