Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My dear friend Robbin at http://cedarchestofdreams.blogspot.com/ began this year on a warrior's path. She began her journey as a healthy 51 year old woman that needed a hysterectomy. While recuperating, she lost her 30 year old son, Johnathan, to suicide. Then came yet another devastating blow, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Living alone, she faced chemo and grief head on. I am over the moon to announce, that as of TODAY, she is cancer FREE!

She was thrown into menopause, her heart was shattered and yet she fought on. I've come to know and love this amazing woman like a sister. She is my hero. Thank you God for Robbin!

A Warrior's Journey

The fragility of your bearings
were perched on the wind
standing on the ledge of the heavens.

God held you tightly
infusing your veins with his nectar
his sweetness over powered the bitter.

You feared the darkness and the light
yet our prayer's vibrated your soul
lifting you into the spirit of the sky.

You sprouted wings today
as your body begins its renewal
bathed in healing promises.

You can give up the anxiety of endings
and share in the joy of letting go
for today is your new beginning.

God bless you!

http://redrose460.deviantart.com/art/Courage-33081577 PHOTO
http://onesingleimpression.blogspot.com/ PROMPT


mile191 said...

that is the coolest angel i have ever seen. very nice.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing woman! I'm so happy to hear that she is cancer free. What a very rough road she has had to travel. I'm so glad she has you for a friend, you are an inpiration to me. I'll keep her in my prayers and sending extra hugs.

Robbin said...

Thank God for Tammy (You're in bubble too, you know!)My fellow Warrior!

anno said...

What an amazing story -- you are both two amazing women! I love the angel and your exultant poem that reads like pure joy.

Giggles said...

What a blessing...so glad she's healed!! A truly brave soul....thank you for sharing her story!! Amazing women the two of you!!

Hugs Sherrie

Patois42 said...

That's gorgeous, Tammy. And coming from a true courageous woman such as yourself, I'm sure it means even more to her.

anthonynorth said...

The courage to never give in is magnificent. A marvellous post.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad she is cancer free. May her healing continue in every way always. Certainly the goodness of a friend like you has helped her on the road to better health!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Great news and a very strong encouraging angel indeed.

paisley said...

thank you tammy for bringing robbin and her journey to the forefront of my oft self centered existence... i cannot even fathom having that amount of courage... she like you is an inspiration for us all......

Tabor said...

Tammy both you and Robbin are here to be heroes for those of us who are weaker and need your strength! You both are inspirations of a phenomenal magnitude.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow - what a wonderfully sweet victory for your friend, Tammy - and such a well-deserved one too! Hurray for Robbin! What a warrior!
And I love that angel - a picture really does say a thousand words.
I hope this is just the first of many, many cancer-free, happy years for her!
Hugs and blessings to both you inspiring warrior women~XOXO

Sky said...

blessings abound. i am so glad your friend has won her battle. please extend my happy congratulations to her!

rebecca said...

God bless her. Such grace and strength against the most challenging and unsurmountabe odds. And what a blessing that the two of you have each other for that loving, supportive friendship that is so necessary for the heart and soul and can do wonders when one goes thru times like these.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tribute and a great story of friendship!

rel said...

God tests some of us sorely and only with our trust in him can we rise a better person.
God bless Robbin and her soul mate Tammy.

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--
Thanks for sharing your friend's courage and journey with us.

It's vicariously living these personal pilgrimages that give each of us the strength to go on!

Thanks for coming by the Virtual Tea House, too!

Becca said...

What wonderful news! And your poem just shouts victory!

daisies said...

so happy to hear she has come through such a time .. courage indeed!

JP/deb said...

What a beautiful, loving poem celebrating the triumphant courage of resiliency!

Sending good thoughts to Robbin and much peace & love to you, xx, JP/deb

Quiet Paths said...

This post say so much about the fundamentals of courage. It's so full of heart too. My friend just started a third round of chemo; I pray I can sing this same verse to her soon. Thank you for this.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Tammy, your poetry is beautiful. So full of love and courage. I too am a fighter and facing the fight of my life. I have MSA which has no cure as of yet. I will follow your site and your courage.
Your words flow with a rhythm all you own. Well done my friend and may the lord bless and keep all of you days.


Kay Cooke said...

That's inspiring and quite beautiful. Thank you and my best wishes for Robbin.

Anonymous said...

I have tears! That is amazing strength! HUGS to you and your friend with amazing courage :D

Mary Timme said...

Beautiful! Really beautiful

Amber said...

Thank you for telling us about this amazing friend, Tammy. My heart both goes out to her, and is warmed for her!

People like this make the world so much better to be in.


paris parfait said...

Fantastic news! Thanks for sharing this story of courage and love. xoxox