I’m Debbie, a 51 year old married mum and I’m about to begin my first ever ‘blogging’ journey in telling my story. Not entirely sure who will read it but the words I write will come from the heart. I was asked to think about writing down my feelings and emotions in a ‘blog’ as I complete an online 40 week workshop called ‘grief is the new black.’ I chose this particular page format because of the title it came with ‘twenty thirteen.’ These numbers are quite significant for our family. Our beautiful brown eyed boy ‘Jacob’ passed away at 20 years of age on the 7th October 2015 after a short 13 month battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare youth and young adolescent soft tissue and bone cancer), and he was born on the 13th March, 1995. The colours also remind me of his favourite NRL football team – The West Tigers. I dedicate this blogging experience to Jacob our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.
I apologise in advance that these blogs might not be very good, and they may stir up tears, laughter and all of the above, but most of all thanks for being a great audience for a new and upcoming ‘blogger.’