Trust my Angel’s, Trust. I know at times it can be hard, but have Faith & Trust.
Always with Light & Love!!
SHARING LOVE/LIGHT, and Wisdom with the EARTH, HUMANITY and ALL CREATION via ANGELIC GUIDANCE/LIFE/LIGHT & LOVE
Trust my Angel’s, Trust. I know at times it can be hard, but have Faith & Trust.
Always with Light & Love!!
HappyValentine’s Day my Angels!!!! Just popping in to say hello, I hope you have all had a great weekend, and to remind you that you are ALL loved by many, especially your Angels and myself.
Cheers to ALL my Angels! I love you and thank you for being you!
ANGELIC LOVE IS EVERYWHERE
No matter where you are in your life, no matter the journey, behold of the view and Angels that surround you. Take this photo here by photographer Joshua Weinfeld, this photo, as you can see, is of a camp site where the view just above this tent is spectacular. Now, we do know that there are Angels within and around this tent (we are all Angels), but take note of the beautiful Angelic light and Angelic love that are surrounding this area and letting their presence be known. I don’t know about you, but I have no doubts about our Angelic love and Angelic light. I don’t know about you, but I can see and feel the love and not just Angelic love in this photo.
Photo by Joshua Weinfeld Photography – http://www.joshuaweinfeld.com/
Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!
FIGHT SONG By Rachel Platten
This song was shared by an Angel today and I just had to share it with you all. I had to share it because it is a fight song for all of us who need that extra oomph to get out there, hold your head high and fight! Fight for your life, for your family, for your health, for you! This song is about strength and taking back yours! Listen, really listen and believe that anything is possible.
Always with Light, Love, Strength, Guidance, and Our Warrior Within.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like for you to be surrounded by Angels & Demons? Are they literally sitting on your shoulders or walking beside you? I saw this photo yesterday posted by one of my favorite boxing gyms, City of Angels Boxing, and I just had to share it.
Angels are always with us, walking beside us, and guiding us. I know at times it might not seem like it, especially when times get rough, but just know and keep the faith, please, that you are loved and you are always in the eyes of the Angels above.
Always with Life, Light, Positivity, Strength, Being the Warrior Within, Guidance, and Love!
~ KEEP ~
Keep the girl who Loves Historical Sites;
Keep the girl who Dances Like No One Is Watching;
Keep the girl with a Big Heart (Sometimes Too Big It Hurts);
Keep the girl who Takes Care of Others Before Herself;
Keep the girl who Forgives Even When She Has Been Hurt;
Keep the girl who Always Sees The Best In People;
Keep the girl who is Positive about Life;
Keep the girl who Let’s Bugs Go;
Keep the girl who is A Fighter of Cancer;
Keep the girl who Loves the Ocean, Rivers and Streams;
Keep the girl who Doesn’t Care What Other People Think;
Keep the girl who Stands Tall and Has Unwavering Strength;
Keep the girl who Expects To Be First In Your Life Because You Are First In Hers;
Keep the girl who Loves Family and Friends With Her Whole Heart;
Keep the girl with Has An Amazing Love and Deep Affection for ALL Pets/Animals;
Keep the girl who Loves To Be In Nature;
Keep the girl who Loves the Stars and Moon at Night;
Keep the girl who Stands Beside You No Matter What;
Keep the girl who Is Not Afraid to Say What’s on Her Mind;
Keep the girl who Has No Regrets;
Keep the girl who Sees Deep Into Your Soul;
Keep this girl, keep this Angel – for if you don’t keep the girl who makes you whole you will wake up one day asking where is that girl who lived for it all and what lucky man calls her his.
© DMROBERTS 9/22/15
This is me today! How about you? 8)
Always with Light, Love, Strength, Enlightenment, and Your Warrior Within to all my Angels! Oh, and lots and lots of happiness! Cheers ya’ll!
~ WHY YES WE DO ~
Believe my Angels! Always have Faith, keep the Positivity, keep the Strength and always keep your Light, Love and Warrior Within!
~ ANGEL SIGNS ~ via Mary Jac
When you see the signs, you just know…
|White feathers Perhaps one of the most well-known signs you’ve been visited by an Angel, these magical blessings are something many of us keep an eye out for and treasure once we discover.
Often referred to as ‘calling cards,’ they’re left as welcome reminders that Angels are there for us if we need them and continually watching over us each day.
|Pennies Celestial beings will often leave coins for those they are watching over – in fact, it’s thought that’s where the expression ‘pennies from heaven’ originally came from!
Left to console and reassure those who find them – generally when they’re feeling a little blue or under the weather – they’re said to be tossed by angels to make smiles out of frowns.
|Butterflies The beautiful insects are frequently sent to us by our lost loved ones, either to remind us they’re always watching over us and nearby, or just to let us know they’re OK.|
|Robins Also signifying a visit from a deceased family member of friends, these are always a welcome sight and will often visit the same gardens year after year, reassuring those who see them that their passed loved ones are still near.|
|Rainbows If you’re thinking about Angels and a rainbow suddenly catches your attention, it’s likely to be one of these celestial beings confirming their presence to you – even more spectacular when there’s been no rain!|
|Scents Sometimes those we’ve lost will remind us of their presence by surrounding us with a particular fragrance or smell that makes us think of them, so take note of any familiar aromas that waft your way – you never know, they might just be a sign from a deceased loved one! Angels also like to make their appearances known through the power of smell and will often leave floral trails in the areas they have visited.|
|Dreams Angels and deceased loved ones will also often come to us in while we sleep as this tends to be the time we’re most relaxed and receptive. Generally speaking, these will be more vivid than your regular ones and remain in your mind much fresher.|
|Sparkles of light Depending on their colour, these messages will usually be sent by the angel whose help you need most at the time – if you’ve been going through a hard time, for instance, and keep seeing green sparkles every where you go, it could be a sign from Archangel Raphael – the Angel synonymous with healing – letting you know he’s there to help you.|
|Touch This is likely to be very subtle and either feel like a soft brush on your arm or neck, or a tingling sensation across your back.|
|A Voice Seemingly coming out of nowhere, this is one of the most obvious signs an Angel’s come to visit you and will either literally tell you it’s there for you out loud, or reassure you – perhaps when you are feeling frightened or uncertain – through a little whisper that everything is going to be OK.|
|Music and television Hearing a song or lyric on the radio using words that help, reassure or confirm something for you is never a coincidence, but the work of angels attempting to clarify or ease a situation for you. Similarly, if you happen to be flicking through channels and come across a show or documentary that relates to something that’s been troubling you at the time, don’t ignore it; it could be a message from the celestial realm giving you your answer!|
|Books and magazines The next time a meaningful piece of writing grabs your attention, whether it’s a book suddenly falling from a shelf as you walk by, or words in a magazine that instantly catch your eye, take a moment to read what they say; you’ll be amazed at how often they’ll relate in some way to your current situation. Every time they do, you can be sure it’s a message from an Angel.|
|Telephone calls If you suddenly receive a call from someone you really need support from at the exact moment you most need them, you can be sure an Angel’s intervened somewhere along the way, either making them think of you at just the right time or giving them the clarity and wisdom to offer you the advice you need.|
|Buildings and advertising slogans This could be something simple as asking Archangel Michael for help and then noticing a building named St Michael’s shortly after – a sure sign he has heard your call and is there if you need him. However, angels will also send their messages to you in a number of different ways so make sure you look out for any recurring slogans on billboards, shop names or roads that seem to strike a chord with you.|
|Angel shapes Never underestimate how clever angels can be; they are all around us and can physically appear – in the form of an outline or shape – in almost anything, from the clouds in the sky to the bubbles in your bath!|
Whether it’s to remind us of their presence, help us through a difficult time, or to let us know they are with us, Angels will always find a way of alerting us to the fact that they love us, they want to help us – they are there …
~ THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF CANCER ~ PART X
August 25, 2015 was six years since my diagnosis of Breast Cancer and so much has changed. I cannot believe it’s been that long ago as it seems like just last year. An update:
I have gotten used to my new look, though at times they are uncomfortable and I must admit that there are times when I look in the mirror only to see someone different and not the me I remember growing up. Cancer has taken a lot from me, but given me insight on life and people;
I am now able to get checkups once a year and not every three months or every six months. Myself and my doctors here in California keep and eye on my numbers very closely. I stated in my posts that I was unsure of finding a doctor that I can really trust and feel comfortable without here, but I have (after a long and difficult search and having many trial and error with other doctors) found one that is nice and really seems to care about me and make sure I am well. And, to top it off, he has my older brother’s birthday, so it must be a sign that he’s ok;
My cousin Bobby has since passed away – God Rest His Soul! He was a fighter to the end and gave me such encouragement. I sure miss him and our talks, but I know he is here with me and guides me to enjoy this life to the best of my ability, for him as well as for myself;
Rob is always with me, he takes great care of me (we take care of each other), and still loves me for who I am. It’s hard to believe we’ve been thru so much already and he hasn’t run for the hills. I believe our experience with my diagnosis changed him as well as all those around us. I believe it opens their eyes (if they haven’t turned and run from you because you care sick – because they cannot handle it) to how precious life is and not complain about the small stuff, but just appreciate everything in life a bit more.
Breast Cancer ~ Once you have gone thru the surgeries and treatments, once your hair has grown back out and you can restart your life, it’s never really over. Once you have gone thru all of that, no one tells you or talks to you about the mental aspects of having gone thru something like this. You have to figure out how to handle seeing the new you, the new you after surgeries, after hair loss and regrowth, after changing your eating habits, and the new you with knowing that you might be Cancer free, but in the back of your head (most of the time) is that little voice saying that it feels like it’s never really gone. You pray that it is, you try to take care of yourself in a better way, and you stay up to date with your doctors. That is why it is vital to find a doctor and staff that care about their patients and not just another patient to see. There is a difference. The images stay with you forever, the feelings of that entire process stay with you, but at the end of the day you have relearned that life is a gift, being on this earth with family and friends is a gift, you are a gift.
Positivity is KEY in your life during this process and always after as well as managing your stress. You have no patience for and care to be around any negativity whether it be from family, friends, or just hearing someone on the train complaining about life or the weather when you know that it is a gift to even be here standing and breathing for that matter. You have to just walk away at that time and just breathe and pray for patience and guidance.
So, you live your life, you take chances in life, you learn new things, you travel, you enjoy your family and friends and be with them often, you live your life for yourself as well as for the loved ones who have passed and say a cheer to them daily when you have that glass of red wine. You live life and enjoy because it can be gone in an instant without a sign or a clue that it’s coming.
This is what I have learned and the way I live my life. So, here’s to you all and may you all be happy, healthy, and loved by many furry babies, family and friends.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts/blog. It and you are greatly appreciated!
Always with Light, Love, Strength, and Enlightenment! Cheers!
A couple photos I thought I’d share from a shoot in 2013 with our favorite photographer, Joshua Weinfeld. Live Life Right… 8)
Photos by Joshua Weinfeld Photography –
THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF CANCER ~ PART VIIII
Thinking about Bobby, Always. Second surgery day at 9:30 a.m. I have to be there at 7:30 a.m. Rob and I did not get out of there until 3:00 ish. My implant surgery today as well as the removal of my port.
** I have to say that the port they give you from the very beginning affects you in many ways. First you can’t believe you have to have this port for medications on your chest. It looks like a bump on your chest and you try to cover it up with clothing, but nothing really works because you always know it’s there. It can be uncomfortable at times, but you eventually get used to it. After a while, it becomes your best friend – so to speak – because all the medications get injected into your blood stream thru here and it makes life easier suing the port. The port has become your saving grace and now by the time you are finished with your treatments and surgeries, it is now time for one last surgery and the port to be removed. You have mixed feelings about this because you have been on medications for so long and this port, this thing/lump on your chest has been there for you and made the process of the medications easier. You really don’t want to let it go, but in order to move on, you must. It’s really a sad moment in time and a bit scary.
Third and last surgery today. I had to be there at 11:00 when the surgery was at 1:00. Rob & I did not get out of there until 7:00 p.m. I was not as nervous as the last two surgeries.
I have had many check ups with regard to my implants, but as of July I was pretty much done. Oh did I forget to mention that when you have a double mastectomy, you have just the implants under your skin. No more areola or nipple. So, in order to make everything look as natural as possible, skin is taken from somewhere else on your body and attached here. Another fun surgery, right? But, Dr. Bosshardt did a great job as usual. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor.
I started paddling with WOW, Warriors on Water Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boating Team. What an awesome experience with a great bunch of ladies. Our first competition is on 10-16-10. A lot of fun and a great learning experience. Love those ladies!!!
Warriors on Water Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boating Team – Our team is Warriors on Water and our mission is to create, inspire, and sustain a community of breast cancer survivors who share in the empowering, therapeutic, and symbolic sport of dragon boating.
9-10 to 9-12-10
Attended camp this weekend at the Faces of Courage camp with the ladies of WOW, Warriors on Water. Had a great time, met a lot of great ladies and had a lot of great and new experiences such as body paint, drums, meditation, and just a relaxing time away from phones, computers and life in general.
Faces of Courage – We are a non-profit organization located in the Tampa Bay area that offers free camps and events for women,men and children with cancer and blood illnesses. Though we are located in Florida, some of our camps are attended by women, men and children from all over the country. We strive to provide a judgment-free, comfortable atmosphere where women, men and children can relax and just have fun.
Well all has been going pretty well. I have been feeling good and getting used to my new breasts. I found that a month or two ago I was having pain in both my knees so I let Dr. Kunta know who sent me for a Bone Scan. Well the results were on 10-5-10 wherein Dr. K said that my knees were good (I could run a marathon), but what about the pain in my hip, my left hip. I said “what?” I am here for knee pain not hip pain. Nonetheless, the scan picked up something on my left hip so I was sent out for an MRI as soon as possible.
That was on 10-5-10 when the scheduler at Dr. Kunta’s office was given the task of scheduling me an MRI ASAP. Well it was 10-15 and I had no word so I called them to say “where is my appt?” She was clueless so I had to remind her that Dr. Kunta wanted it ASAP and it was now 10-15 and I had no word? Needless to say I got a call back from her within 20 minutes with an MRI appt scheduled for 10-18 at 9:00 at Horizen Open MRI on West 50 in Ocoee. I went in today for my appt and was there for 3 1⁄2 hours and in so much pain from the position I was lying in. It was awful. I get my results on Wednesday, 10-20.
** I have no patience for incompetent people who do not pay attention and take care of Cancer patients as they are supposed to!
A new chapter … posing nude while being body painted by artist Lisa Scholder at her home in Tampa, FL. Rob came with me, Peggy Sherry of Faces of Courage was there as well as photographer Jim Webb. What great people! Jim was interviewing me while videoing the process, he let Rob use him camera and take pictures for him of the process and it all felt natural. Being nude in front of others after all I had been thru was actually liberating. I didn’t really care! All for a good cause I say – and it was!
Wow! I cannot believe it has been a year and a half since being told I have Cancer. I am doing well. I am still with the Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team, WOW – Warriors on Water. I have been for almost 10 months now. I am feeling better, getting used to my implants, trying to workout more and paddling. Other than the mental aspects that come later, all is well.
The mental aspects – yes – no one really talks to you about that or mentions it. This is a very long process and something that affects you for a long time to come. It never really goes away, Cancer is always in the back of your mind.
To say the least this is has been quite a few years for me. As of this month Rob accepted a position in California. So, without further adieu he is being transferred there with Universal Hollywood. This means ALL NEW DOCS for me. Oh lord!!
Our baby Labrador, Tucker, has recently passed (God Bless him and his big heart & soul)! We buried him at the top of the hill in the back yard of our home. He was supposed to come with us whenever we decided to move anywhere! He is always with us though – I can feel it. I sure miss my big boy!
Rob leaves this day for a cross country trip to California since he starts his job on the 18th. So, I am here alone with Cleo & Caesar and my family of course, but alone nonetheless.
Yeah! We finally rented the house in Clermont so now I am free to go be with Rob. The new tenants move in on the 15th so I will pack up and move in with dad. God love him. We both need the company. Ha! Ha! He has two cats and so do we. This should be fun!
Traveling to Ybor City to attend the Ybor City Art Show to promote our Bodies of Courage Calendar for 2012 with Lisa Scholder and Peggy Sherry. You remember, the one I posed nude for. Great Breast Cancer survivors in the calendar including myself. Lisa did a great job. What a great artist and a great experience for myself! I absolutely loved it and to see the calendar completed is awesome. So if anything is taken away from this experience it is this: Never say you can’t do something! Life is too short not to at least try something at least once. And then and only then can you say that you don’t like it. No excuses! Be daring, be fearful, be … who you were meant to be! That is the one thing Cancer has taught me.
Beach weekend with one the best cousin a girl could ask for and another Cancer Survivor. Robert Ellrich, Jr (Bobby) who is a fighter beyond belief! He is so strong, so fearful, so brave! I love him so much! I might be strong and might have helped him along the way, but he has helped me more than he knows. I might help him to fight, but let me tell you ladies and gentlemen he helps me to fight and to carry on the fight! We fight together! We look at Cancer and laugh and say “Is this all you
got!” We have faith, we have life, we have love, we have each other!
It has been 2 years since my visit with Dr. Lewis (my OB) wherein she wanted me to go ahead and get my mammogram and whom I will say with all my heart who saved my life! I go today for a check up as usual. This will be my last visit with her since I am moving to California. She is so nice, so caring, so sweet, such a great doctor who I know I can call a friend and call should I need anything.
Leaving my doctors is hard. They all saved me and give me strength. It hurts to leave! I must be honest, I worry about leaving. Will I find doctors I California with such a good bedside manner as I found here in Clermont, FL. I pray I do as I will not settle for less. My life is too valuable to me to put in the hands of someone without heart and a soul.
Today I met with my favorite Oncologist, Dr. Kunta. What a great doctor! He has taken care of me, made me laugh and has been there through all my Chemotherapy sessions. I will miss him, Jade and Billisha. Jade is the receptionist whom I have come to depend on and love as she has always been there to help me in a moments notice. Help like that is hard to find much less help from a person with a big heart and a caring soul. And last, but not least, Billisha. Billisha and Laura (another nurse who is no longer there) helped to take care of me when I was in for my Chemo sessions. They always made sure I had my meds before I came in and then made sure I was comfortable once I got there. I know that is there job, but they always took it one or two steps more making it more than there job, they really care and you can’t put a price on that. They took great care of me and Rob because Rob as you know by now, went with me every time I went to a doctor appt or a chemo session – every single time.
My checkup and numbers came out well and Dr. Kunta was very happy with the way things looked. God bless him as I wish him and his staff well. Thank you for everything.
New adventures await! While I am a survivor in every way, shape and form, I look forward to the new adventures, challenges and anything else God and life has in store for me. I will not settle for less and will triumphant in spirit, heart and soul no matter what! I am a fighter, we are all fighters, we are all brothers and sisters in Cancer and through God our Father for with him and through him all things are possible. My faith, fight, family and good doctors brought me through this and I am here to tell you all that life is worth fighting for. Love is worth fighting for. Family is worth fighting for. You yourself are worth fighting for.
Thank you for reading my journal of my experience thru the Breast Cancer process. I hope this brings light to help others understand how this affects an individual being diagnosed with Cancer and how if affects his or her spirit and his or her determination to fight such an awful disease .
Always with Light, Love, Strength, Enlightenment and Our Warrior Within ~
Some of the cousins at Bobby’s Beach Weekend
Faces of Courage Camp ~ Debbie & I
Warriors on water Dragon Boat Team – Oct. 2010 Love my Team!
Ybor City Art Show with Peggy of FoC & artist, Lisa
Bodies of Courage Calendar – This is me ~ I made the cover!
Never give up ~ Never stop fighting!
Always with Light, Love, Strength, Enlightenment and Our Warrior Within ~