Thank you - Aria MacDonald

Thank you

Thank you to all who came to Aria’s service yesterday and for all who watched online.

Thank you to all the people that contributed to make it happen, it was an amazing service.

Thanks for all the beautiful flowers that were sent and for all the support.

which I have only watched without the sound.  Tough.

We are rebuilding our lives, so very hard.  Words fail.

We love you Aria.


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35 Responses to “Thank you”

  1. Jess says:

    thinking about you all the time. Hope that you can find some peace in these coming days.

  2. Lisa Robertson says:

    Keeping you firmly in my thoughts lovely family xxxxx

  3. Alison says:

    Anything, anytime, anywhere guys. Love you heaps.

    Ali xoxo

  4. Bland family says:

    Dear Anita and Hamish, At the service, you asked us to stay with you and to keep loving you. And we WILL. If you could continue your blog, just as and when you feel to, it helps heaps because then we know how you are, and what to pray for and how to help in other ways. Please ask anything of us. We are so here for you. Sending you all our love. We hurt for you in your sorrow. Just tell us what you need and we will be there. Anything. May God who holds precious Aria in His arms comfort you and give you peace. XXX

  5. FlakeNoir (NZ) says:

    Anita, Hamish and Asher… thank you so much for sharing Aria’s beautiful service with us. By streaming it online, you allowed for me to say goodbye from afar.
    My thoughts are with you constantly and I am wishing you all peace.
    Kia kaha. xox.

  6. Cousins Kathleen & Anita says:

    Hi dear family!
    From Chile, South America, we sat and watched the service. It was so strange to be hearing Spanish conversation all round us and yet to be one with you in spirit across the ocean.
    We did so want to be there but this desire will be a reality in God’s time.
    We love you so much. Keep up the blogs. They bring your world into our world.

  7. Bex & Jonno Robinson says:

    Thank you so much for having Aria’s service available on streamline – my daughter and I watched this in Aria’s colours. We think about you every day and send our love to you all xoxo

  8. Renee says:

    Thank you Anita for letting us participate in Aria’s celebration of life via the internet. Yes, it is hard to let go and be able to fill the void that Aria has left behind. Please keep this blog open so Aria will just be a click away and will keep inspiring many more. We will continue to pray for your wellbeing and recovery of your broken hearts. May God continue to bless your family.

  9. Moya says:

    It was an honour to be there with you on Friday. Be strong & take one day at a time. Luv M x

  10. chrissy Hallberg says:

    It was an Honour to be able to watch Aria’s service,
    very beautifull,

    as was she,take care,blessings always,chrissy.

  11. Lyaine says:

    Thank you for putting the service over the internet, I watched from Sydeny,in Aria’s colours. Know that I am praying for you often whenever you come to mind. Take care of yourselves now.

  12. Olivia(Wellington, NZ) says:

    Thank you Anita for the service being broadcasted online. Thank you and your family also for allowing my tribute to be read at her service. Aria and your family mean so much to me so I was truly honored that my tribute was read. Like I said you will always be in my thoughts and prayers every day. As you get your lives back on track your little girl or shall I say big girl will be watching from above walking with you every step of the way.

  13. Ruth says:

    My heart hurts for you, Anita and Hamish. Your beautiful Aria was such an inspiration to all those who knew her, or knew about her. You, as loving and caring parents are an inspiration to all who know you, and who have, like me, read your blog. Some of know how hard your journey is and hold you in our heats. Love to you all. Ruth in Christchurch

  14. Nicole says:

    We’re all here for you whenever you need us, just yell.

  15. Molly says:

    You are in my thoughts & prayers from NY state!

  16. Samantha Sutherland says:

    A beautiful service for a very special girl and her family. So many people there to love and support you and to celebrate the life of a spirited girl who meant so much to so many, but especially to you. Thank you for including the children, Lara talks about Aria every day. We’ll be here for you, whatever you need, so look forward to seeing you again soon, so much to say. xxx Sam and Ham, Jake and Lara xxx

  17. jen says:

    it was a privilege being able to share that time with you
    I want to thank Jono for the online link

    Thank you so much for opening your hearts and lives up to us
    Kia Kaha Anita and Hamish
    remember God is in control
    He will see you though as He has always done
    praying for you all

    massive hugs
    Jen Napier

  18. Yvonne says:

    Dear Anita and Hamish
    Thank you so much for broadcasting the service enabling so many of us to share in the celebration of Aria’s life. Not a moment goes by that i dont think of you and how it must feel to have to pick up the pieces and make it through another day without your beautiful girl.. The stories you shared with us, fill my mind constantly…my heart really aches trying to deal with the void she has left in our lives.
    All i can offer you are my prayers that God will pick you up and place you in His lap, holds you close and comforts you in this time of sadness…
    Please continue blogging.. we are hear for you whenever you need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen.. 24/7!!
    Know that you are loved VERY much by all of us.. BIG BIG hugs to you

  19. Tiffany says:

    Anita & Hamish, I can’t pretend to know how you feel, but you are very much loved & prayed for! I really wish I could have been there, at the service, for you! May God continue to comfort & encourage your whole family! God Bless!

  20. Robyn says:

    Thank you for sharing a special day. Please keep those living close in touch with where you are living so we can visit.

  21. Ali Daldy says:

    Love always to you guys. Please call if you need anything.

  22. Lois says:

    Anita and Hamish it was truly an honour to be with you and the family on Friday to remember Aria, and listen to all the lovely messages from all your friends and hear and share the things that brought smiles and laughter, and tears too. A new journey is beginning May the Lord go with you and strengthen you a little more each day. Praying for that.
    Our Love and God Bless.

  23. Judy Palmer says:

    Praying for God’s comfort for you all at this very sad time.One day at a time really does work. Judy.

  24. lisa says:

    Anita and Hamish, I felt so privileged to be there on Friday with your family. It was a beautiful service for a beautiful girl who has impacted more people in 5 years then most do in a lifetime. My heart is heavy every day and I cannot imagine how tough it must be for your right now. My love, prayers and thoughts are always with you. Aria is so loved and missed.
    God Bless

  25. Viv says:

    Ditto to Samantha Sutherland – such a blessing being there and celebrating a very, very precious little girl – and mourning with her family. You have given Aria as a gift to so many people for such a long time – rest in peace little angel, you will be so missed, but in your short five years you achieved more for the Lord, than some people do in decades. Much love, Viv

  26. charleen thorner says:

    thankyou for sharing the service online. Hamish, Anita and Asher,
    you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. susan says:

    We are praying for you guys as you start your life back in NZ.

  28. iliganoa says:

    Thinking and praying for you, nice to meet you at Hilltop.
    God bless you abundantly Isaiah 61:7 double plus blessings!

  29. Jane says:

    Blessings Dear Ones. Loving you, thinking about you and asking our Heavenly Father to shelter you under His mighty wings. I found it really helpful to make sure I took some good quality supplements. Arohanui

  30. Linda Crosbie says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Xxxx

  31. jenny says:

    Thinking of you right now and praying for you. Can’t imagine how hard life must be without your precious girl. She has changed so many lives for the better. Love to you all.

  32. Jodie Callagher says:

    the most beautiful song

  33. katie says:

    I still check on here often, thinking about the three of you and wondering how you are doing. I can’t imagine what you are facing. I guess you are trying to rebuild your lives and I dearly hope and pray you have lots of support and love around you while you do this. I wanted you to know, people who followed Aria’s journey are still interested in you, still feel for you and care about you. If you feel inclined to keep posting, there is a lot of interest, and if you don’t there is only love and respect for that too.

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