Christie was born at Wexham Park hospital in Slough at 35 weeks gestation. Her birth was a very calm, relaxed birth and she was born En Caul (in her amniotic sac) which is supposed to be lucky. She was a very happy baby, meeting all her developmental guidelines and was our little ray of sunshine. When she started talking she became a chatterbox, able to hold conversations with people from the age of 2 years old.
Christie couldn’t wait to go to school with her big sister Ellis and they would walk down the road together holding hands and skipping. As she grew, Christie loved to sing and dance. As soon as she was able she joined the school choir and she sang all day everyday, captivating everyone who was entertained by her. Christie was academically bright and for the most part, enjoyed school, she was always involved in school productions of plays, concerts etc and she excelled in this.She loved to watch musicals and have everyone sing and dance along with her. The Greatest Showman was a particular favourite. She didn’t have a massive group of friends but was a popular, loyal, caring friend to those that were close to her.
Christie was a very talented artist, could craft too and would often make baby blankets or ornaments and frames for family and friends so she could earn money to go shopping. My goodness she could shop!! Next to singing, shopping was her favourite pastime and especially so if she could have family and friends tagging along. Shopping for Prom was great, she wanted sparkle....a lot of sparkle! We were happy to oblige.
After school, Christie really came into her own, style wise, she regularly changed her hair colour, had several facial piercings and wasn’t a rigid follower of fashion, she had her own style and wore what she liked, when she liked. Vintage clothes were a favourite and she was bohemian in her outlook. Christie was a beautiful, courageous, caring, independent young woman, with a fiery temper and spirit. Somebody who would fight for the underdog, her friends and family with no regard to what it would cost her to do so. She wouldn’t ever let somebody fight or struggle alone, she would always have their back. There was never a dull moment with her around especially with her cracking sense of humour. Christie was the 2nd oldest of 6 Children, Ellis being her older sister and Ayron, Ciaran, Jarred and Riley her younger brothers. Christie was like a mother hen to her siblings and loved nothing more than to boss them around, she loved them all so much and wanted to be around them all the time much to their annoyance, She had a soft spot for Riley with him being 10 years younger they were super close having sleepovers and Christie would take him out with her friends. Christie also adored her step Dad who had brought her up from her being 5 years old. Christie was amazing, everyone who met her loved her, she was such a warm loving girl who could make you happier just by being around and was always trying to make people happy, she loved being able to brighten up peoples day just by being herself she really did have the most amazing smile that just lit up a room. Christie was just starting to grow into her adult self. We could all see this vibrant, passionate, exuberant, beautiful young woman who was going to step into her future life, with her heartwarming smile on her face and make a positive difference to the lives of everyone who would get to know her or cross paths with her. Somebody who would be helpful, caring, forthright, determined and above all loving.
Family was everything to Christie and we all miss her so much, nothing will ever be the same again now our sunshine has gone..our lives darker our hearts forever broken.