On 11 October my baby brother, Ryan, passed away. He leaves behind three beautiful sons and a gaping whole in our hearts.
Many of you have seen my post about him on my Facebook page. I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words of love and support over the past week. I’m sorry that I haven’t replied to you all, it’s all been too overwhelming. Just know that I read your messages and appreciated every single one of them.
The love and support continues this week as I hand the blog over to my blogging buddies, who will be sharing guest posts with you in tribute to Ryan. In honour of his memory they will feature three things that he loved: lego, music and cake.
Many people have asked me if there is anything they can do to support me and my family right now. We are very grateful to any of you who would like to take action by donating to Beyond Blue, an Australian organisation working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community.
If nothing else then please pick up the phone today, call a friend that you’ve been thinking about and ask them if they are ok.