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27-09-2009 21:15 hour
Spartacus (Sparky) ( Baylys Beach )

Just thought I would let you  know that I have settled in well here. Nearly as good as home.  It is quiet since there are no young ones around. Hope Conor & Zack come up to see me. I am getting a bit spoilt because I had some chicken for tea! I have had a couple of run ins with the dog next door but she is more afraid of me than I am of her!!!
Love you all.
Sparky

27-09-2009 17:34 hour
Heni ( Waipoua , NZ )

Kiaora to the Gardiner/Honnor Whanau,
Thank You very much for the invite to your guys farewell the other night i really felt the "aroha" that was in your whare and also the people that were there too. I must say that i was so good i did'nt cry until i said my goodbyes to you's, but i know that you's will always have a "special place " in my heart. I also know that your Mum Rory comes from the same waka as i do which is called Kurahaupo. My people have said to me that those who descend from this waka are known to have the biggest hearts and that we can take on anything that comes our way and i can now see why they said that cos that's you Rory " He Ngakau Nui mo Tenei Tamaiti".
Ps: If you's are goin up north please stop in to the VC and pick up the monies we raised for Rory!
Arohanui Heni

27-09-2009 09:45 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hello,  What a lovely wrap up of your last few days!  I bet you are a bit exhausted today.  Grannie and Grandad will love having the house full for a few days!!! Sparky will be well looked after, I am sure (maybe even a bit spoilt!!)  Now Sean I hope you managed to share the cheesecake with Grandad!  Remember its just a minute on the lips but a lifetime on the hips!!!  ENJOY!  Look forward to catching up again soon.  Rest well.  Sending loads of positive good happy thoughts your way.  Lots of love the Johnstons xxxxx

25-09-2009 17:51 hour
Brenda

Hi guys
I made creamed rice this morning to bring out to your place tonight and it turned out rubbish. I couldn't possibly bring it out to you I would be too embarrassed. So I won't be joining you tonight, sorry. Actually if the truth be told I am not feeling that well, I have something that is trying to get into my lungs and I feel not too good and this would make me cry lots, and heaven forbid that I should expose that ugly sight to you people, you don't need that! I hope it is a nice evening for you although it is hard saying good bye to people. I will be in touch in the future, the boys and I are coming to Auckland over the holidays and I hope to catch up with you at some stage, either with or without the boys, not sure yet. Wishing you the best, warm fuzzies and lots of positive coming your way. Brenda

25-09-2009 16:54 hour
jasmine ( Dagaville , New Zealand )

hi  rory hope you get better soon so you can see all your friends
          bye Rory

24-09-2009 21:37 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hey there,  just us again, sorry havent been writing much lately been caught up in the aftermath of logan and his tonsills and adenoids.  He is still very raw and swollen and tired.  who would have imagined how much a small procedure would knock him. he reacted to the anaesthetic and that wasnt great but all over now.  he is still having trouble with the pain and talking is very minimal at times.  he is suffering from a very swollen tongue i guess from the tubes etc and the lack of space whilst trying to push everything around during surgery in a very small throat. he is managing to eat now though not great amounts, lots of ice cream and cold stuff.  It makes me appreciate more rory just how brave and tolerant you have been during months of operations and medicines. Logan has been very scared, angry and sore and he is very brave too.  but you are such an awesome trooper and we are all especially now just so proud of how you are trudging on through and getting each day closer to the end of a very long hard road to a full recovery.  A huge hug and well done to you little buddy.  and to you leigh sean and sam you are amazing - cos we have had a week of it and it is nothing compared to your battle, and you are a force to be reckoned with - keep up the good work, lots of love wendy jason logan and mikayla 

24-09-2009 15:07 hour
Jane ( Whangarei )

love can carve deep paths inside us - i see you guys have made a huge impact on the community you have been at home in ... as you made in the playcentre community too...
thanks for the chance to watch that video - i like how they talk about asking the hard questions... i feel a bit funny coming here without being a close friend but i come because i care and i want to send any caring i can your way...
good vibes for the move to you all
 

23-09-2009 18:23 hour
Jeni G ( Dargaville , NZ )

Well once again, the tears well and fall for a whanau that I hardly know. I hate to think what your close friends here are feeling as you move on into the next phase of your lives. I don't need to rave on about how much you all have impacted our lives, you talk about being grateful for all the support, of course, we, your community, are also grateful for what you have taught us while enduring the unthinkable. I wish you all the very best and will always be willing wherever possible to assist in any way if our paths cross. In the meantime, the Kaipara and it's people will always be a part of you, as you will always be a part of us. I'll do my best to give Trudi and Kathryn hugs on your behalf in your absence Leigh, I know they have that hollow feeling in thier guts right now.
Arohanui, Jeni and the Gorries (and Ranginui's, my whanau)

23-09-2009 16:00 hour
Adam R ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

hey rory it is adam rae from school  i will miss you heaps you were a great friend i hope you enjoy your new school when you finish chemotherapy hope i see you again

22-09-2009 13:56 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

Great to hear you are home Rory!
Sounds like your body is cranking all the good stuff out - bravo you!
we are getting ready for Ag day here and i think i might need one of those hearing tests after being around our constantly hungry lambs -(Britzy and Mystic)... lots of leading practise going on here but guess who gets to wash their bums?
love to all you Gardiners (and the Honor too!)