Merry Christmas

Monday 20th December 2020

Wow. Just wow. So Christmas is going to be very different this year. I already knew mine was going to be after being in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID. I’m now waiting for my results.
This will be the first time in my 39 years that I will not have seen my parents on Christmas Day, I am of course upset. If we test positive, the husband won’t be able to see his children on Xmas day. It’s upsetting. There are also people who may not be able to spend their last Christmas as they would have wished and of course there are people that have lost someone close to them and Christmas was already never going to be the same. There are people such as NHS staff and teachers, who have spent most of the year with others and not able to see their own families.

When we went for our COVID test, the local sites were full so we had to travel to Essex, the testing site was in a small car park in a tiny village, it was manned by about 10 staff in total. Every single member of staff we dealt with was kind, patient and even cracked a few jokes or two, which settled my nerves as I had heard some horror stories about the test. These people are stood in the cold and rain all day helping others and when we left I honestly felt so grateful.

I know some people will choose to ignore the rules, I won’t be judging this, I just don’t want to be responsible for making another person unwell, whether that be COVID, the flu or a sickness bug, I would be doing the same thing and staying home.

I think right now, we just need to be kind to each other, this isn’t the time to incite hate, everyone is hurting and whilst some of us may not be able to see our extended families, there are others who may be unable to see their immediate families and some people may be completely alone. I am going to be grateful that I at least get to spend the day with the husband and Toby and can video call with some of our families.

I wish all a Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to those of you working on our front lines.

2020-12-20 12:58:00

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