Sunday, 19 August 2012

Here are some of the Pictures we took while we were in Lourdes

Karagh and Stephano our friend we met from Italy

The Upper Basilica 

Karagh and Sarah in front of Our Lady Statue

Me and Sarah on top of Pic De Jur with Lourdes in background

Me Sarah and Karagh 

Candle Light Procession

Karagh kissing the Grotto in Lourdes

Drinking holy water from Grotto

Karagh's Rosary Beads on tree

                                                                    Me and Karagh

Our 3 Roses we left at Our Lady's Statue

  We had a brilliant time there and memories that we will never forget and friends that we will have forever :)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Trip to Lourdes

After a brilliant week in Lourdes we are back home :) ,we had a really good time and we met lots of really nice people. It was a week full of good times that i will never ever forget. we brought Karagh to the baths in Lourdes where she was placed into really cold water, me and Sarah also got into them and the thing about the  baths is when we got out we where bone dry. We also did the Candle light procession which was the most beautiful thing i ever seen. We brought Karagh to the Grotto where she rubbed her hand all along the wall as soon as we took her out of the buggy it was like she knew she had to do it and we did the Blessing for the sick where we were anointed with special oils and blessed by the priest.

We went to the top of the pic du jer which is a mountain in Lourdes that is 1100 metre to where the cable car drops us and i walked another 300 to the top where the cross is that illuminates at night, was a good day and the views was brilliant.

There was lots of things we done during the week and one of the things was placing a set of Rosary Beads on a tree for Karagh with her picture and soother attached to them, for me it was a happy but emotional time  
Throughout the hole week Karagh was brilliant she never cried once and she made alot of new friends as me and Sarah did too, One man from day one every day in the hotel at breakfast, lunch and dinner came over to Karagh and always said hello, he was from Italy, he gave Karagh 2 pairs of rosary beads and he gave Sarah a pair and me a gold coin on a key ring from the Vatican in Rome which was really nice. I talked to him through his translator and was telling him the reason Karagh was in Lourdes and what was wrong with her, he couldn't believe it.He said to me he had falling in love with her the first time he seen her and she always smiled at me, Before i finished talking to him he ask me could he have a picture of Karagh and our address as he wants to keep in touch with us to see how Karagh is doing :) and he told me he will pray for her every day.


I said alot of prayers for Karagh, for children who is fighting Cancer and for the one,s who have lost there lives to Cancer and  for there family's aswell and also lit candles for them too.

During thee week in Lourdes we were told that Karagh's Peach's Neet Feet arrived and we were so excited to see them and let Karagh see them and try them on and i have to say that they are the nicest cutest things ever and she is delighted and was full of smiles when she took them out of the box :)

I will have pictures of our time in Lourdes and also pictures of Karagh with her new runners on up tomorrow :)


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Its almost Karagh's first Birthday and her next scan which means we are happy but at the same time nervous about the scan, she is having an MRI scan on her full body this time, she is having it the 3rd of September and then we are back up on the 4th the day of her birthday to see her doctor with the results of the scan.

Its been a year that seems like it flew but at the same time the longest year ever if that makes sense, we have had lots of ups and downs, One of the biggest things we got hit with in the year was been told Karagh had Cancer its a day i will never forget for the rest of my life. Its one the things you never want to hear.She was in treatment for 3 months and everyday for the 3 months i kept saying to myself i wish it was me instead of her i just didn't want her going through it all. Then after her 3 months of treatment we were given the best news ever that the chemotherapy had worked and that the tumor had gone and Karagh didn't have to go through it anymore :)We were over the moon we were delighted. She's had one scan already since then and it was all clear so im praying that this one is the same and i no it will be.

We have had our first Holiday with Karagh to Spain and it was brilliant she had a lovely time we all did and Karagh loved the water she cried every time we took her out.Cant wait to bring her again next year :)

                                              Karagh having a swim for the first time
                                                     Posing for the camera :)

 I've had my appendix removed just 3 weeks ago and when i was going down to the theatre i was nervous because it was my first time ever to have an operation done but i was saying to myself on the way down i don't care how long it takes i no im going to be sore after but i don't care how sore this is only a quarter of what Karagh went through. The only thing that i wasn't looking forward to after was not been able to pick Karagh up and give her hugs but its been 3 weeks now so im just glad im getting better and i can pick her up again :)

We are off to Lourdes in the morning for a week cant wait to go :) will have pictures and updates on how it goes when we are back home :)