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Hello everyone, I’m in my mid 30’s and have been married to David for 9 years. We went to the same school for a few years but never spoke to each other. I moved away with my family to the Sunshine Coast, where I finished high school and went to university for a year. I transferred to Brisbane for university when my parents and younger siblings moved up to Hervey Bay. David and I were in the same group of friends, and after a few years and other things happening in between, we started going out. We’ve never looked back since then.
We rented a unit together for the first year of our marriage, then when the unit was being sold, we delved into the property market ourselves and bought our first home. It was not in my ideal location but was the best option as we both had to travel in opposite directions for work. We are still in our home and have made improvements on it and put our ‘stamp’ on it over the years.
Five years ago I became pregnant with our first child. Little did we know how much our lives would change from then on. During the pregnancy our baby was diagnosed with a heart condition, which left us shattered. We found out as much information as we could about the condition, then I made a deal with myself to enjoy the rest of my pregnancy and not worry about the things I couldn’t control. There were hiccups along the way, but we dealt with them as best we could.
David and I welcomed our son Aiden into the world in early 2008, and over the year were faced with long hospitalisations including numerous surgeries, complications, and the extra health issues surrounding them. We were in hospital again in 2009 including a bout of the Swine Flu, which is bad for a heart patient to have, and in 2010 for his final surgery.
During our son’s recovery from surgery I was cleaning up the house and looked at my craft supplies. I had a thought “I wonder if I should make cards to sell” so started my Facebook page Created By Caz. When I had some free time I would make some cards and hope they would sell. About a month later I decided to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator so I could buy the products at a discount and have a hobby. I wasn’t sure how long I would keep it up for, but two years on I’m still doing it and have a few customers and recruits now. The good thing is, I am able to work it around my family life.
Now that Aiden’s in good health and going to a special kindy and in Family Day Care, I have a few days a week spare that I can go to the gym and start looking after myself.
So that’s where I am at now I really appreciate the golden opportunity to be Guest Admin and Blogger for this week for Lovely Living. I hope you’ve enjoyed my page posts and blog posts