14-09-2009 21:29 hour
Sharon Strongman ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Kia Ora Rory. Just read the recent update of the 12, 13, & 14 September, to see that over the past few days, things have been a bit of a struggle for you (and your loving Mum) and no doubt for your Dad and ya little bro too. Well, it is easy for all of us to say "hang in there mate" but we are not the ones who have to endure what it is that you are having to go through even though we all mean well with our sincere wishes for you and your whanau. It is, for me, hard to find the right words to say. I no words of comfort are always a blessing, words of encouragement, words of prayer, so, this is where I will leave you for now Rory with these thoughts, knowing that I am those things, saying a prayer each day for you and asking GOD for a healing to be upon you always. LOVE & LIGHT. AMENE.  TO LEIGH: You epitomise the meaning of what being a mother is all about through all of its trials and tribulations, so that, at the end of the day, a mums love is unconditional, is made up of deep devotion and of sacrifice & pain, and it is also endless and unselfish, This is you, be proud of that. Kia Kaha. Kia Manawanui. Love To You All.  X X

14-09-2009 21:00 hour
Tamsin and Janine Underwood ( Dargaville )

 We have been following the goings on of late and feeling your struggles....may your time away Leigh be refreshing and your time there strengthening Sean... our thoughts and prayers with you all... keep strong and bonded in your love for each other...hang in there Rory.

14-09-2009 19:28 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Hi there just a quick peep in during a free moment.  Nice to see that you have concured the last hurdle!  Wouldn't it be lovlee if you get to come home next week for some re-grouping.   The weather has brightened up and the days are lasting a bit longer, Korie and Gordon played cricket out on the back lawn before dinner tonight, yay, rock on summer!!!  I hope you have had a chance to feel the sun on your skin Rory even if it is through a window! We went for a drive to the bluff on the weekend and got some mussles and on the drive back to bayleys beach we saw a huge starfish near the water, Korie was thrilled to see this on our beach it was the size of a diner plate!!!  Hope to see you soon matey, keep on truckin' love to you all Kathryn xox 

14-09-2009 19:17 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Yay for you guys!!!  so glad you are feeling a little better Rory! 
Kody would like to say..... Hey Rory cant wait to see you again!  I went to a sleep over on friday night at Adams house and we watched 4 movies in a row! we never went to sleep until 3.30AM!!!!! then on Saturday Dad took me out to the aeroclub with Keas to see all the planes.  We all stayed at Nanas and Poppas house on Saturday night Ben got to sleep on the stretcher bed.  On Sunday we went out to Mums sisters house.  We saw Lucys lambs (Maisy and Dora) and Sophies calf called Sugar who liked to suck our fingers! welll not mine!!!!  Maisy ran around really funny, then Poppa found a whole lot of Lizards in the garden.  We had hair cuts too!
Looking forward to seeing you Leigh on Thursday with alllllllllllllllllllllllllll of the boxes!  Lots of Love The Johnstons xxxxx

14-09-2009 16:03 hour
Janine ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Hi everyone, So pleased to hear you are feeling better Rory, sorry you were unable to make it out to Cindys, we were all disapoointed but best to keep you safe, I will send the game we got Rory to Starship if you like, can you text me the ward number or let me know if it is easier to send to Ronald McDonald house. Fingers crossed you make it home for some RandR with the family soon, love Janine, Michael and girls.

14-09-2009 15:54 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

Way to go Rory - made it through this tough patch.... fingers crossed for heading home on Monday!

14-09-2009 12:56 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Sam and Rory - sorry you couldn't be together this weekend - what an absolute bugger!!  Sammy - its not your fault and we are sure you and Rory will be creating havoc together very soon!!  Stay strong - you are both amazingly brave and two fantastic young men!  MEGA hugs, kisses, warm fuzzies - the lot!  Lots of Love, Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham - xxxx

13-09-2009 18:46 hour
Sandra Parker ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi my friend how are you and your family doing. I know its tough Rory but you can do it my friend. Keep smiling at those nurses Rory. Leigh noone can take that smile away. It will always be our Rory's smile. Hang in there mate you can do this. I think of you every day. Will talk to you soon my friend.

13-09-2009 17:59 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

it is right and proper that you are ticked off Leigh that Sam couldn't stay and that risk that Rory had been in was scary and unnecessary....this is your story - you get to write what you want...glad to hear the rotovirus has left and that the weight is starting to come back on Rory... how scary that turn must have been Leigh...may you keep finding the strength to meet those challenges - and may the threads that hold you all together keep their resiliance... you are a special bunch of people (when ii think of you Leigh i think of you under a blanket candling eggs with 4 or 5 eager little faces watching you) you deserve better!  

13-09-2009 17:04 hour

Aaannnooother day closer to the end dude!! It's hard work, but your nearly there. 'Keep on swimming, keep on swimming.'  20 years ago when I was going through a rough patch, Saachi and Saachi had an ad campaign for something (can't remember what the product was) but they used a song with fabulous lyrics, something that sticks in my head and I try and practice it. "Hold onto the affirmative, eliminate the negative, latch on to something positive and don't mess with Mr in between." Sounds silly, but everytime I think of you guys, I think of that wee little ditty, I promise to sing it to you next time I see you. Can't promise that it will sound good, but it will be unforgetable. Warm fuzzie strong ones coming at ya. Brenda