merry christmas everyone!


i have clinic tomorrow (Wednesday 20.12.2011) but wanted to give a quick update, spread some christmas cheer and give everyone a wave before i go.
i'm also very privileged to be playing 'santas little helper' tomorrow on ward 85 at the children’s ward. we held a huge charity event earlier on in the year and we have spread the money out between 4 things.
• One was the 'Cystic Fibrosis Trust' - A charity which uses the funds raised to be put to research for CF
• Two was to the 'Starlight Children Foundation' - a charity that grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.
• Three was to Thomas - a local charity for a lovely young boy named Thomas Lees
• And finally, we decided to take £500 of the money we raised and buy loads of toys and DVDs for the children on ward 85 which is the ward i used to go on in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Cystic Fibrosis patients spend allot of time in hospital and it's not just for a few days and a couple of nights, it can be up to 2-3 weeks and sometimes even longer. this christmas we wanted to put a smile on their faces for those of them who won't be making it home for christmas this year.
we are taking those presents tomorrow before my clinic appointment so i am SOOO excited it's unreal. can't wait to say hi to my old team and nurses and to be the barer of gifts for all the children on ward 85. here is a piccie of all the presents in the shopping trolley...

well this year is coming to a close very quickly :)
however, first of all..
"It's the most wonderful time of the year...."
ITS CHRISTMAS :) :) :) :) :)
.... well, nearly.
it's close enough. i think everyone says this every year, but i feel like this year has shot by. it really has.
going to have a quick re-cap of the year at some point before 2012 arrives. i like to do that you see, just so i can look back and remember certain things that each year brought.
there have been some really sad times and then some really good times this year... but first...

'the best way to spread christmas cheer is to sing it out loud for all to hear' - Buddy from 'Elf'

that is one of my favourite christmas songs :)
i feel like the oldies get forgotten about and replaced with the like of 'Slade' and 'Wizard'
Slade's, “Merry Christmas Everybody” is one of my favourites too but thought i'd share some love to the real christmas songs.
i hope you all have a wonderful christmas with your families or friends. i really do.
lastly, i'm going to leave you with a beautiful poem someone had posted on a friend of mine's wall. personally i'm not a religious person atall but i truly feel like this is beautiful. i think it is a perfect and lovely ending to this post.
Merry Christmas to you all reading this.... make it a good one.
Thanks for reading,
Soph xoxo

"My First Christmas in heaven.
I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
with tiny lights, like heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
but the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me.
I see the pain inside your heart,
but I am not so far away.
We really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me dear ones.
You know I hold you dear,
and be glad I’m spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of, my undying love.
After all “Love” is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
for I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So, have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I’m spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year."
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