Sunday, December 22, 2013

....and a Merry Christmas to all


Whoah! What a year...

I just wanted to write a really quick post to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas this year. I've been quite overwhelmed with everything that has happened, and it's very difficult to put it all into words.

But, I really need to thank everyone who sent me a message of support during and after my transplant, and cheered me on during the hard times (and trust me... there were some very hard times during recovery).

Thankyou also to everyone who supported my little business this year by making a purchase or spreading the word about my little brand.

I haven't really kept the blog up to date with everything that's been happening around here, but one of the biggest changes, is that I went back to work permanent full time in October.  So, for fourty hours a week, I'm back in the office, doing what I used to do for many years before CurlyPops was created!

I'm absolutely loving being back at work (apart from the early mornings of course)... but it means that I really don't have much spare time to spend blogging. I'm trying to keep up with my fitness program after work, instead of spending any more time at a desk.

Tomorrow is my last day at work before I head down to the beach for a week. It's the first Christmas in years that I can spend time actually joining in the activities and having fun with my entire family, instead of being unable to do much at all, being connected to oxygen 24 hours a day, and being unable to leave Melbourne in case the phone rang.

While myself and my family are so very lucky to be able to celebrate Christmas this year, I'll also have my donor family in my thoughts and my heart. It will be the first Christmas that they will be spending with a member of their family missing. I will always be so forever grateful for this amazing new life that they have most generously given to me.

In that thought, I hope that wherever you are this Christmas, that you take the time to truly appreciate what a gift life really is, and if you're getting together with family and friends, please have the chat. Let everyone know what your wishes are when it comes to organ donation. There are so many of us who would no longer be here if those brave and generous families had not had the chat with their loved ones.

I'll be back here next year... Merry Christmas!

Cam x





16 comments:

Carolyn said...

May you have the Best. Christmas. Ever!! You deserve it!

yardage girl said...

It's been a cracker of a year, and I'm so glad we got to spend some of it together. Here's to an even better 2014 xxx

Annette said...

Nice to hear you are back to your "old" self, enjoy this special Christmas with your family, take care xx

Bron said...

Merry Christmas may it be super special. xxx

Fiona said...

Merry Christmas, Cam!

Michelle said...

Truer words have never been spoken. I'm so glad this year happened! Merry Christmas Cam xxx

Michelle said...

Truer words have never been spoken. I'm so glad this year happened! Merry Christmas Cam xxx

Andi said...

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead of health, happiness and good craftiness!!
Andi xx

Ellieboo said...

Merry Christmas Cam - have a wonderful festive season.

simplestitches said...

Merry Christmas Cam!
hope you have a wonderful time at the beach...

Car said...

Merry Christmas Cam, enjoy all those extra summer activities you can now enjoy but stay safe xxx

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

have a great time!!

katiecrackernuts said...

Woo hoo. The beach. I'll be spending a little time there myself this week.
Thank YOU for your amazing support this year. I know it's been a big one for you but you always manage to stretch that little bit further. You are truly an inspiration.

Cass said...

Merry Christmas Cam hope you have a wonderful time

sister outlaws said...

Cam you are a marvel! Well done on all your achievements this year (finders keepers! Yikes!!!). Wishing you a very well deserved Merry Christmas and New Year. Your donor family will be in my thoughts too - but it must be so heartening for them to know that they have saved a life - and what a life it is they saved!

Jo said...

Merry Christmas Cam! All the best for 2014!