15-09-2009 18:23 hour
Margaret ( dargaville )

Hi Rory and family. Sending blessings to you all every day.Guess what Rory? I found a plastic bag of beach rocks and shells in the truck that Korie and his family went to the bluff in. He is a real collector, but I'm pleased I found them before they got too smelly! I think he wants them for his science table. I hope the sun shone on you all today. with love and best wishes from Margaret

15-09-2009 16:59 hour
Auntie Teri ( Gold Coast , Australia )

GO RORY!!!  Glad to read that you are getting better with each passing day.  I forgot to mention in last message, that I love the photo of the three Gardiner men!  Lots of hugs and stuff - Auntie Teri - xxxx

15-09-2009 13:49 hour
Janine Underwood ( Dargaville )

O Leigh I'm so sorry if my previous comments sounded at all cliche... the hang on in there one..I know I have absolutely no comprehension of what you all are going through... I just wonted to send love.

15-09-2009 12:29 hour

Go Rory, go Rory!! Another day closer to finishing treatment. Brenda

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!