Merry Christmas, Everyone!

It’s a few days early, but I wanted to wish everyone who takes the time to read this blog a very merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year. I’m grateful to each person who has bought a copy of my book, contacted me or helped me in any way. I am genuinely grateful to you all.

As I keep saying, I have met some wonderful people along this journey, many of them also affected with ME/CFS – to them especially, I wish them a healthier 2008. I know many of you, like our family, have lost someone special this year. When I go to my parents’ house on Christmas morning, there will be a gap where my Grandma usually sits and opens her presents…but it won’t be empty. It will be filled with years and years’ worth of lovely, happy memories, which will make us smile fondly. I’ll also be reminded of my Grandad everytime I hear Auld Land Syne, as he was the only one who knew all of the words when we joined hands and sang at New Year. I’ll think of my auntie Freda (technically my dad’s aunt) who used to join us on Christmas Day – she had the most friendly eyes and called us all “Honey”, in a way that made us feel special. I’ll be thinking of them, and I’ll be thinking of those of you who are dealing with your own loss this year.

Finally, I hope that Santa is good to you all and that you get everything your heart desires. And remember, “Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings”, so if you go and ring some doorbells (family, friends, elderly neighbours) or make some phonecalls (maybe to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while), you’re actually performing a festive service!

Love and best wishes, Holly x