Between a Hard Rock and a Place.

December 4, 2008


Filed under: TWB Reflections — camharris @ 8:50 am

Well, as the shake-up continues, so does the ever-dynamic continuum that is life.  It is easier to write about tangible goings on in regards to health because you can write about them fairly subjectively, at least foundationally.  When life throws just the normal confusion at you though, it is hard to process or write about while standing in it.

The things that we have been working through involve planning for the future, and how intense thought processes can be when you have to take so many things into account.  

About a week before officially launching the silver business, we were overcome with concern about how we would cope if health stuff came up again.  Running a business can be stressful anyway, and to have to rely on it when there are so many variables was really becoming a stress in itself.  I cannot explain the torment of making this decision, and would not make for exciting reading anyway, but a week ago we decided to keep the business as a part-time thing, while I look for an employer to look after me.  We are both now so relieved at this decision, and the excitement is building rapidly with the prospects of being looked after in a job.

Not to go into detail just at the moment, but having to process things like superannuation forms, death benefits, life insurance, income protection, trauma cover etc. has been difficult for us.  I know people have different to these things, but when you have to make decisions in light of a diagnosis, it is difficult to not get emotionally exhausted.  We have been at the point of not being able to open the files of paperwork – it is just too much. 

Apart from these decisions and others, we generally look to the future with optimism.   We are really thankful for the people around us, the roof over our head, the food in our tummies and a God who promises control, regardless of the apparent chaos. 

Now, it is summer in Perth and the reminder that this year has permission to end in a few weeks.  As nominal as the changing of a date can be, I am actually really thankful there is a way of recognising that a year is over, and a new year is not a bad time for a new beginning.


  1. decisions made will always bring relief especially in the midst of chaos – always remember that our chaos is the flip side of God’s intricate design – i will be praying that a door will open for you – a place where your gifts will shine and you and Lib will feel secure and protected – grace & peace!

    Comment by sojourner — December 5, 2008 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  2. Nothing to say, but wanted to be noticed.
    Hope you’re well.

    Comment by Toddy — December 10, 2008 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  3. You so inspire me Cam Harris. Not sure if we’ve ever offially ‘met’, I’m sure I saw you around the place in the Serpentine Bapo camp days… Found your site through KT and Muz… and I’m glad I did! Your life is a testament to the grace of God….

    Comment by Eva — December 12, 2008 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  4. Keep going Cam. I am on holidays as of today and when you have time I would love to catch up. email me if and when you have time.


    Comment by Maria — December 12, 2008 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  5. Hi dear Cam and Libs,

    Thinking of you both, wishing you a really wonderful and joyful Christ-mas
    and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful
    New Year.
    Catch up some time soon :o)

    With much love,
    from all the Hoppies OX

    You might be interested to have a look at this website:

    Comment by Susanna — December 21, 2008 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  6. Looking forward to more insights from you in 2009 Cam.

    Comment by Grant — January 14, 2009 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

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