13-04-2009 11:11 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Good morning Rory and family, happy chocolate holidays!  Well as you know Korie, his dad (Gordon) and Kody have gone to climb the bluff today - I couldnt go because I have a weak foot but when it gets stronger I hope they will take me. Kories cousin took him down to the river yesterday and they saw some huge eels, a lady who lives nearby feeds them.  Eels gross me out a little bit so that is one adventure I will leave to the boys!  We think about you all so much and send thoughts of wellness and healing every day.
Love to you all Kathryn and Co.

13-04-2009 11:07 hour
Janine ( NP , NZ )

WOW Rory, you are famous is Taranaki it was a great article about you in the paper and the photo of you with the pigeons. Briana and Kenzie say hi and are hoping you are enjoying all those easter eggs, hope the temp comes down soon , take care Janine

13-04-2009 09:01 hour
Kody Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

hi Rory I want to know what you got for one of your Easter eggs!  Kories Dad just rang and asked if I want to go on a walk to the Bluff!  I have never done this before but Mum is pretty sure you have.  I have to take my back pack and drink and stuff!  will tell you about it all when I get back!  hope you have a good day from Kody

13-04-2009 07:11 hour
Brenda Crawford ( Tangowahine )

Leigh, no one tells you what it is like to be a mother, the things you have to do, will do and go through. And then there are mothers who have to jump through extra hoops, like yourself. You are doing well, keep it up. It is amazing where you find strength when you need it. Lots of positive vibes going to you today. Brenda  

12-04-2009 20:48 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hey Gardiner Family!    Well I am Happy the Easter Bunny found his way to you all.  Kody, Ben and Stella have had enough chocolate to last a life time!  I thought I would just let rip I figured the more they eat today the less it would all last and I would only have 1-2 days of Chocolate chaos! We will see.  Kody and Ben along with their cousins started to make a better bike jump in the pile of dirt and ended up digging a hole so deep Kody could stand in it and you couldnt see him!  Not too good for bikes! They are tuckered out now and in bed I bet they SNORE tonight! Hope you are all feeling better tomorrow.  Sending down Love support strength and hugs to you all.  You are all in our thoughts every day.  Love Trudi and the Johnston Team xxxx

12-04-2009 11:43 hour
Kara Vujcich ( Auckland , NZ )

Hi Rory, Leigh and Sean, Happy Easter and I hope you had a good visit from the Easter bunny Rory! We hope you are feeling a bit better today. Our thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time. Love from your cousin Kara and Arrum (fiance).

12-04-2009 10:54 hour
shawn nichols ( dargivlle )

hi rory

12-04-2009 10:46 hour
sasha,alex and xanthea ( waihue , nz )

hey Rory
how ya feeling buddy? its not the same as seeing you on the bus most mornings,we miss ya heaps
get better soon Rory! :)
love from your bus m8z
sasha,xanthea and alex

12-04-2009 10:24 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi there, hope the easter bunny has left lots and lots of goodies for you both sam and rory.  logan has just had a very healthy breakfast of easter eggs - chocolate - chocolate and yep you guessed it more chocolate!!! Funny actually considering he isnt a huge chocolate fan (not sure what has changed this time!!!)  How are the headaches today rory - the medicine will hopefully kick in and they will all go away.  Sam I bet you are going to make rory's days more exciting - great to have the school holidays that you can spend time together and keep each other busy.  Big brothers are an important thing to have - they have a special way to make you feel better - logan loves his baby sister and she just beams with smiles each time she sees him.  I bet Mum and Dad will enjoy having you not at school for the holidays - they can also help you all eat your easter eggs (i might get into some of logans i think - he will put up a fight tho i bet) enjoy your easter guys - see you soon

12-04-2009 09:14 hour
Jeni Gorrie ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi Sean, Leigh, Sam and Rory, just wanted to say hello and thank you for sharing with us...must get harder to allow people in as time goes by and you get more and more tired. Well I want to say to Sam that he is awesome too, it can't be easy being the big brother and not being able to fix things for his family. Especially while Rory is having a hard time of it. You are a very important young man Sam, and just by being Rory's big brother, you are helping him. Hoping the temperatures and headaches have gone today. Hi to Rory from Caid, he talks about you every day. love from Jeni Gorrie.