Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Monday, August 22, 2011

SHE DID IT!

OMG, she did it!
she did it
she did it
she did it.
I  am just in awe! Holy Holy HOLY!
Way to go MOM!
I/WE all knew you could do it!
I can only imagine the emotions you are experiencing.

We are all jumping up and down, shouting WOOHOO!

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sara, Happy Happy Happy !!!
Pat, You are amazing !!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Yoko and Dick

Anonymous said...

Yayyyyyyyy!!! Way to go!!!!

Anonymous said...

Been following this all afternoon. I have tears in my eyes! Congratulations!

Henley18 said...

Hooray

Nicole S said...

WOOOHOOOO! Pat, I knew you could do it! You are an amazing woman!

Virginia Wilder Cross said...

way to go, Pat. I have to have a drink!!!!!!! We are sooooooo proud of you!!!!

Ginny, Don, Anne, Chic, Maurice, and Jan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

YAY PAT!
We knew you could do it.
We are SO proud of you. We KNEW you could do it.
Can't wait to hear all about it. Now its time to celebrate!

Dana Ryan
Casco Bay Y!

Anonymous said...

How incredible is that!!
You put your mind to it and you did it....of course, it took lots of determination and hours and hours of practice on your part.
You are awesome! You should be really proud of yourself.

Dick and Sylvia payeur

healthyish said...

YAY! I didn't doubt you for a second, but could've done with a little less drama. Geeesh! CONGRATULATIONS!

Henley18 said...

A few days to relax and then Catalina in Oct as an encore.

Rick Charette said...

Absolutely incredible Pat! Tears of joy on our faces as we congratulate you on your remarkable feat. We congratulate you for your courage and determination and believing that you could accomplish this remarkable challenge. Bravo to the heavens! Just think, you can now say "I swam across the English Channel!" Wow!!!!!

Paula said...

Terrific! Good for you, Pat.

Linda Kilbride Reinholdtsen said...

So proud. Pat is a wonderful woman with a wonderful family and so much support. She has many praying for her. I am sure Robbie was right beside her all the way.

Anonymous said...

GOOD JOB PATTY... I knew you could do it !!!! Hope to see you soon.. Marty Binette

Anonymous said...

Way to go from Phoenix.
Take a break.
Awsome!
Have some well earned French bubbly!
Make David buy!
Carol and Greg Brook

Maurya Overall said...

Pat,
Congratulations!
What an amazing thing to have accomplished!
You are incredible.

Paul Albert said...

Congratulations Pat!

Nitsirk said...

Way to go!!

Anonymous said...

WOO WOO, Pat!
What a wonderful accomplishment!
Congratulations to you and all of your team!

Wendy said...

My sister and I have been following Pat's swim all day...we are so very happy for her! I had the pleasure of meeting Pat when she spoke with our book club last fall after we read Swimming To Antartica and she quickly become an inspiration to all of us there. What an amazing woman!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

Becky said...

Hurray! Way to go Pat!

Leslie Bridgers said...

Hi all,

I'm a reporter for the Portland Press Herald keeping our readers updated on Pat's progress. I'll be writing a story for tomorrow's paper and would love to talk to anyone who's been keeping an eye on the blog and rooting for Pat. Please send me an email at lbridgers@pressherald.com

Thanks!

Leslie

Maria, AB Business Services said...

PRAISE TO THE HEAVENS - I'm exhausted just willing you along! I'm so happy that the angels carried you the rest of the way and allowed you to fulfill this dream.

You're the bomb!

Anonymous said...

Pat and Family, This has been an amazing accomplishment to watch. Your dedication to Robbie's memory is unbelievable. We are so proud of you and know that Robbie is somewhere laughing with that wonderful laugh that we all remember. Robbie's namesake, Seth Mark Robert Delisle , has been watching your journey as well. Maybe you can meet sometime. Way to Go! Sue Leahy Delisle, Mark Delisle and Seth Mark Robert Delisle

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Was so glad to hear the news. You are in inspiration! Ann

Jennifer said...

Congrats Pat!!! Simply Amazing !! You never gave up and your brother, I'm sure, was with you all the way !! We are all so Proud of you !!

Jennifer Rogers Wescott

Anonymous said...

Way to go Pat!!!! Woooooohoooo!!!!! Cant wait to see pics from David!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Pat and I have been praying all day and have been confident that you would succeed God is good.You have worked so hard to accomplish this. We are all so proud of you.
Aunt Berty

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an accomplishment. Brought a tear to my eye, too

Anonymous said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!So proud and happy for you! Kathy & Jay

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! This is so AWESOME and you are simply amazing! Way to GO!! What an amazing feeling you must have!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment.

Sean Murphy said...

Hello:

Congratulations to Pat as well! I spoke to Pat for the American Journal just before she left. If any members of her family would like to contact me for a follow-up article, write to smurphy@keepmecurrent.com.

Thanks,
Sean Murphy

Anonymous said...

Way To Go Pat!!!

Congratulations.

Party Time, but get some rest first.

Can't wait to see you.

Linda D.

Dave Cyr said...

From Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care- congratulations!
Dave

Anonymous said...

Pat, CONGRATULATIONS! We have been following you all day. So happy for you. Can't wait to hear all about it! See you soon. Bill & Sue

Candace Karu said...

Makes me proud to be a Maine woman. Thanks for representing us so well to the world, Pat. Congratulations on an incredible achievement!

cbeck52 said...

We are so proud of you . We all here were with you at every stroke you took YOU ROCK!!

Chris Beckwith Huot

Anonymous said...

My co-workers and I started following your blog today after we saw the article on the press herald. We congratulate you from the bottom of our hearts and feel over joyed for your accomplishment. We look forward to reading more about this when you have time to share. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

You go Girl! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Never had a doubt that you would not finish this time. Congratulations, you are a true inspiration. Pauline Holloway

Helen BreƱa said...

Congratulations Pat! I just heard. You are an inspiration to us all here at the Y! I almost started crying when I read the news! Again - congratulations!!!!
Helen

Liz Stamey said...

WAY TO GO PAT!!! Congratulations! I don't know you but you are such an incredible inspiration to me! :)

Henley18 said...
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bobo said...

Praise be to God! Congrats on doing it, Pat! We knew you would do it!

pauline said...

Congradulations Pat! I knew you would do it once you were in the water!!!! Sooooo proud of you! Great job and enjoy the rest of your vacation! Can't wait to see you!!!!
Pauline bc2

Bonnie Smith said...

Congratulations hardly seems sufficient to recognize this accomplishment. I don't cry easily but today, my tears flow freely and they are all for you, Pat. In honor of your dedication, committment and determination but most of all, in honor of the woman you are! Enjoy every moment of this day, you earned it.

Aunt Pat Kilbride said...

Aunt Pat Kilbride is so happy for you, Congratulations!!!!

Aunt Pat Kilbride said...

Congratulations, love Aunt Pat Kilbride, so proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! We have been following your progress all day. What an achievement. We are so very proud of you. Safe trip home!
Rosie & Joe Lavigne

Emma said...

What an incredible accomplishment. Nice work Pat. From a novice Maine swimmer.

Jane Hoover said...

Oh, Pat!
Haven't had access to the web for
some hours now. Going crazy!
Home now and can't stop crying
since I've gotten the news!
So! So! So! Wonderful!
SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!
YOU ARE COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AWESOME! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
LOVE, JANE

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat! You have realized your dream!!
It was so exciting, and emotional, to be with you during the swim.
Thank you Sarah, for providing the 'you are there' coverage of Pat's swim.
What a wonderful day!!!!!
Pat Whitney

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cuz - you are soooo amazing!!! Can't wait to see what type of trophy PG comes up with time.

Cathy & Mike Thibeault

Henley18 said...

Sarah; thanks so much for keeping us all up to date for the last 24 hours and for all those long hours spotting at Pine Point for what is now probably 4 years or more. Without the help of her family Pat never would be there today.
Setting foot on French soil today must have been an unbelievable emotional experience for Pat and you all. No one knows what drove her more than you and the immediate family.
It has been wonderful that she has allowed so many of us to be a part of her journey.
She is such a positive inspiration to so many.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A TOTAL INSPIRATION PAT!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pat

Robbie is smiling!
We are sooooooooooooooo proud of you and soooooooooooooo happy for you and your family.
Savor the moment, the day, the week.................
Your friends at BC

Evelyn Norton St. Pierre said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! AWESOME!!! WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Thought of you as I did my laps at the Y this morning, said prayers when the blog said things were getting rough and tears in my eyes when I heard you finished. You are an INSPIRATION!

Kathryn Collins said...

Oh my goodness!!
Congratulations and thank you so much!!!
It means so much that you did this, that you persevered, that you cared, that you swam and kept swimming. Thanks so much from Boston and from Rich Beilock's other family! I just left a message on my sister's answering machine in Florida to let her know. She will be thrilled.
Cheers,
Kathryn Collins

Kristine Hersey said...

WOW

Rick Ackermann said...

Absolutely fantastic! You inspire us all.
Rick Ackermann

Rick Ackermann said...

You've been inspiring us for years, all year long. It's been a joy to be able to follow your journey. Congratulations.
Rick Ackermann

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat! You are such an inspiration.
!Don And Alana Lampron

nibor said...

yeah!!!! Yippee! Whahooo!!!! COngrats Pat!

Melissa Wiedmann said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Nancy said...

Every great accomplishment starts with a single stroke!
Thank you for giving so many hope. Congrats.
~NFG~

Dale said...

ALLRRRIGHT PAT!

Meeze said...

Oh Happy Day!!!!!!! I have been rooting for you. What an accomplishment!!!!!!
Kay Shumway proud mother of Ranie Pearce who swam it earlier this month!

Dani Klein said...

Congratulations to you and your family/friends for their continues support.....

Mary Ann Albert said...

Way to go, Pat!