Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Photos from Lourdes, France

Hey, its Kelly. I'm writing in green because there is so much vegetation in Lourdes. It's beautiful. The picture below it the grotto where Mary appeared to Bernadette in the 1800's. Bernadette was told to dig in the ground, where she found a spring. It has been said that miracles have happened by bathing in the water. While I was there, I went in the spring water. Aside the fact that the water was beyond freezing, and left me gasping for breath, it was the most amazing thing I have ever done. When I got out, I was almost completely dry, and felt nice and toasty. There were no towels too, I promise. Talk about AMAZING!!! 

 Me, and a few volunteers one day in my spare time shopping. Of course, this is the ONE day it rained.  We were actually lucky with the weather.  Since Lourdes is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, we were expecting cool, rainy weather, but it was almost always beautiful and sunny except for this morning.

Cardinal Mahoney blessing the sick in a magnificant, underground Basilica.

My friend, Diana, and I in the underground Basilica.

                                    This is one of the  court yards in the castle we went to.  

                   Processing to the washing of the feet. This is Diana in the touristy part of town.  You 
can also see if was her day to have Carpool, the pig.
  Me and my friend Sarah at the top of the castle. Amazing view huh?

  Our last group dinner. We went to a cute house in the country for dinner. Our leader Pat was(is) amazing.  I am really looking forward to getting together with our group again.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Amazing pictures! Glad you had an awesome experience! Glad you are back home, we missed you!
Love and Prayers,

The Diemer's :)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Kelly,
Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and stories. I am so happy to hear about your amazing experience in the spring water!!!!! Wow! You were blessed in so many ways on that trip. I'm praying that the spring experience was a sign of another miracle happening inside your body.
I am so glad that your friend Diana got to go too - what a wonderful experience for both of you!
Lots and Lots of warm, toasty hugs!
Darla Miller and Family
P.S. How's the jet-lag? Let us know when you are up for a visit.

Laurie said...

Hey! Welcome back! You were missed. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a great experience. Thank you for all of the fabulous pictures. Can't wait to get together and hear more.

Love and hugs,
Laurie, Mark and Mr. Turtle

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

Those ARE amazing pictures. I'm so glad you were able to go. I also wondered about how you and your mother coped with the jet lag. I'm always out of it for a couple of days.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences.


Gabby's Mom said...

Good Morning Kelly - these are the greatest pictures - so very beautiful - thanks for sharing. I hope that you are all rested up (ie, your Mom has not made you go grocery shopping anymore!). I missed writing to you while you were gone but am so happy you were able to take this trip.



Catalina Eddy said...

Hey Little Darlin'
Mom does a great job describing what's going on, but everyone loves hearing your impressions, too. I hope you don't get tired of telling about your travels, because I want to hear it all when I return from Thailand.
Love you!

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
Thanks for more photos and description of your amazing trip! You are always photogenic and beautiful, but you are just glowing in all your photos from Lourdes! Your light is shining so bright! I pray that it stays with you and keeps you strong through every day and every chemo tx!
Love & hugs,
Aunt Tracy

Julie said...

Your trip sounds amazing!! And so many great pictures. The spring water experience must have been quite a moment. Thanks for sharing it all. I just love your 'blog'. You and your Mom are wonderful writers!
With love and lots of prayers,

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I bet you are happy to be home in your own bed, but missing all of the excitement of your wonderful trip! What an amazing experience!!!! God is truly blessing you with so much! I am so happy you were able to go to Lourdes, experience your own miricle, and that you were able to meet some wonderful new friends! Tell your mom we need to get together next week for lunch! Your choice of where we should go. Welcome home, Love Debbie, Lauren and Kristina Meyering

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Kelly and Kathy,
It has been WONDERFUL seeing and reading about your fantastic trip!! I'm pretty sure that mere words cannot truly describe what you saw and felt on your travels...It sounds like it was perhaps what you were hoping for..a beautiful experience!! The pictures and all you did sounded absolutely AMAZING... I am so glad you got this opportunity! Thank you for sharing with each and every one of us.."Talk" to you later.
Sent with Love and Prayers,
Patty J.

adriane said...


What an amazing trip! I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time. I love looking at all of you photos. Thanks for sharing.

Thinking of you,