I began my blogging journey in March 2016 and published my first entty on Easter Sunday and this was my ‘about’ page information explaining the reasons why this space was created. I won’t change this info although I have written so many entries. Jacob is still the undercurrent thought that provokes the entries I write. I still write about love, memories and grief but the writings have taken on a different slant as we have gone further in time since we said our last goodbye. Photography has guided my new entries as I’m using Jacob’s camera now & I’m seeing the world through his eyes – the lens of his camera. I am forever grateful that I did begin to write. I hope the words I write will help keep his spirit and memory alive ♡ ~
~ 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.’