Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Uplifted ~ A Dedication


 Uplift me

 Beside you
I’ll stay


Loving strength
You extend

Broken pieces
We’ll mend


Despite dares
That we face

Conjoined faith
We embrace


Roots of passion

Amongst perilous





Bound as


©Robyn Lee

To all of my wonderful blog friends,

I dedicate this post to all of you who have been my ‘uplifters’ over these past several months. I have been deeply moved by  your collective love and support with regard to both, my ongoing medical challenges, and my creative journey through blogging. The friends I’ve made here are some of the kindest and most generous and genuine people I’ve known. You have all  touched my soul, and taught me so much. 

Currently, I am facing more difficult times physically, and will need to reduce my blogging schedule temporarily. I want to let everyone know that I will be reading and posting whenever I can, and also want to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you angels who have uplifted me in more ways than I can describe!

You are truly a phenomenal group, and I’m blessed to know each and every one of you.

Much Love, Gratitude and Wellness Always~

Robyn Lee


140 responses

  1. i am so sorry to hear that you are struggling even more. my heart goes out to you and my thoughts are with you xo

    September 7, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    • Thank you Buck…. so appreciate — I am going to do my best though… one step at a time. Love this place too much to stay away for long! xxoo Much Love dear one 😉

      September 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      • take care of you love back xo

        September 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

  2. Robyn, I am so moved by your poem, the incredible photo and your words. I am not ‘into’ reblogging but I would either like to reblog this or else write a post about you. I need your permission to reblog. My heart is with you. Julie

    September 7, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    • Julie – you are too sweet. I just felt such a need to embrace everyone here in a major way, especially after spending the night in the hospital (ick – would so much rather be writing and blogging) Really feeing sentimental about our little family here — of course you always have permission do whatever you like with my posts in the way of reblog or mentions… I am so happy you were moved by it — you know how I feel about YOU! xo

      September 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

  3. Good thoughts for you, Robyn.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    • Warm thanks Scott… appreciate so much!

      September 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      • 🙂

        September 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

  4. Pawan Hira

    Healing is on the way, dear. Simply rest your soul, for the energy will be rejuvenated in your words and picture. They form a life, and so do you, in uplifting people with every post. In your words of inspiration, you share a smile at every corner of the world.
    Blessings and more blessings. Much love, Robyn.

    I love this picture with oneness of your calling. Breathe and live. 🙂

    September 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Pawan… I will treasure your words – and have faith there are good things ahead. I love that my smile can be felt in all corners of the world 🙂 Very happy you enjoyed the photo and, know, I meant every word – Collective energies are pretty amazing aren’t they? Blessings to you ~ Much Love, R

      September 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

  5. Dear Robyn, another beautiful picture and verse! I am so sorry you are having a difficult time. Your blog is wonderful and has helped me through some challenging times. I send you much love and hope for your healing dear friend. Please know I am always here if you need an ear or shoulder!

    September 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    • Thanks so much sweet Elizabeth. It means so much to me to know that you enjoy the blog so much – and it has been helpful in challenging times. For me as well, and I so wish I could keep it going at the pace I’d been maintaining. I hope I’ll get things sorted out and resume my passions here. Thank you for your love and support — always wishing you joy and wellness as well… xo R

      September 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

  6. Reblogged this on jmgoyder and commented:
    It is hard to find the right words to say how much I admire Robyn’s resilence and determination and generosity when she is facing such pain.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    • Julie – you always have the right words, and it is you who I admire so much — I am so touched that you felt this worthy of a reblog…. Love to you and we will take that beach walk one day ~~ just know it! xo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

  7. My prayers and positive thoughts for you, Robyn.

    September 8, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    • Thank you so much Mark ~ means a lot to me! Blessings xo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

  8. Superb – Great – I like this ,Nice sharing dear !

    September 8, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    • Thank you so much Land Of Fun ~~ appreciate much 🙂

      September 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

  9. victoriaaphotography

    Dear Robyn, I am so sorry to hear that your frail state has deteriorated further. I know how much blogging and connecting with others means to you with Chronic pain & Ill Health. (I certainly couldn’t do without our little community of internet carers).

    Sending Healing and Loving Thoughts across the miles.

    The important thing is to Pace your Day and Rest as often as needed.

    Hope you improve soon.

    Lots of Love & Blessings

    September 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

  10. Julie Catherine

    Robyn, I am so very sorry to hear of your additional struggles (very gentle hug). You are an important member of a wonderful family here – and when you can spend time with us, we will be here for you, and be grateful for whatever time you are able to share without causing yourself further discomfort. Please know how much and how dearly you are loved, my friend. Sending you positive, healing thoughts and prayers, and keeping you close to my heart. Much love, Julie xoxox

    September 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Julie… YES – such a wonderful family here. I will definitely be keeping my daily tabs on everyone — and as soon as I’m able be posting again. I truly feel a fantastic connection here, and it’s been so healing for me on many levels– but the soft tissues of my body are slow to get the message unfortunately. It’s been a pretty limited summer here for me, and we can’t figure out why my body is behaving as though I’m an olympic athlete. In any case, you keep moving ahead with your exciting projects – I will be watching for your interview very soon!! xxoo Much Love ~RL

      September 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM

  11. I firstly need to clear that pesky tear out my eye… don’t know what it can be, but my eyes are watering… these words say so much I see why my friend, my Aussie friend, jmgoyder has reblogged them… Robyn I feel so helpless, so inept in what to say, your suffering feels as though it needs sharing, can we not take some away… your photos that always accompany your words are so fitting and I just love the shadows in the sand… take your time to get better, but don’t try and do it alone… rely on your family and friends, lean on them and share your pain it will help… and if you need more.. look at all the comments, you have us here to share… take your time and feel better we will be thinking of you..

    September 8, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    • Oh dear bulldog — don’t get all emotional on me, and you are never helpless. Your presence alone is ALWAYS healing and warm – and that is a pretty powerful thing my friend! I am glad you enjoyed my dedication and my shadow in the sand — and I’ll be back – and continue to watch over your amazing blog daily. I will keep working on solving the mysteries medically… my family does the best they can ~ but we all want me back in full-form again. I’ve been denying my decline and staying away from medical intervention -but will have to try to figure out why the break-down continues despite all my efforts to get well. You are a treasure — and so appreciate your loving support ~ (and Linda’s too!) Much Love — Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM

  12. A lot of positive thoughts for you – enjoy really your post here in our “blog sphere”, Robyn… 😉

    September 8, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    • Thank you dear ledrakenoir… I am so happy to know that — and love our “blog sphere” too!! x

      September 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

  13. get well soon .. Robyn,, hope everything will be OK soon, always waiting for YOUr elegant posts and admiring every single letter… so encouraging and uplifting.

    September 8, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    • Elamany – thank you so very much. I am going to do my best – and am so touched (and uplifted) that you enjoy my posts this much 🙂 Sending warm thoughts to you — and much love too!! Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      • thank YOU 🙂

        September 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM

  14. Lovely Robyn – this is beautiful picture and verse! I am sending you heaps of hugs 🙂 xo

    September 8, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    • Thank yo poojy — heaps of hugs accepted with open arms here! Will be keeping up with your evolution — love the way your blog has evolved!! Much Love dear one ~ RL

      September 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      • and all of my bestest to you dear Robyn! I love your poetry with photographies and you have to know how big inspiration you are to me! 🙂 xo

        September 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

  15. Hi Robyn, your poem was beautiful. I’m thinking of you and sending love and strength. I will email you soon. With love xx

    September 8, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    • Thank you Ruth. Very glad you enjoyed this poem… Can feel the love and strength and so appreciate. Listen to your song often 🙂 Much Love dear friend ~RL

      September 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

  16. Dearest Robyn, I am so sorry to hear of your frail state, still keep you so close in my heart, in Love and constant in thoughts…You are Love Itself, and mission of Healed Hearts is stronger than form, nothing will ever end the good that you Are, that your Spirit spreads, as it flows with such Loving Mission and power, despite any appearance….you are here, everywhere. Robyn, your Heart is Free…thank you from me and from so many of all that you are and teach by example and through your Loving Presence which has no limitation…..all my love now and ever, Linda

    September 8, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    • Linda your words are ALWAYS very soothing and healing. Thank you for your vibrant spirit and the light you shine. I agree with all you have expressed here… and am so grateful for your presence and love ~ Will be sure to keep up with your daily inspired poetry my friend ~ Much Love to you ~ Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

  17. Chris

    Firstly Robyn, this is such a beautiful post, the poem and photo are as fantastic and creative as ever. Secondly and more importantly, I’m really sorry to hear about more difficult times you are having. You are such a phenomenal women and to be able to write such heartfelt posts when in the situation you’re in just shows this. Just so you know if you ever want to vent you know where I am, take care Robyn and I’ll look forward to seeing you in the near future, much love and best wishes to you.x

    September 8, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    • Thank you so much Chris… I am thrilled you enjoyed the post. I will write you more on your blog re: some of the medical … but know how much I appreciate your support and friendship through all of this. I will definitely be around and want to keep tabs on you too!! xxxoo Much Love ~R

      September 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM

  18. drsuraiyanasim

    Dear robyn,
    I am new to your blog and i don’t know waht you are suffering…but i hope that u get well soon . You have a beautiful blog.
    Your photography is breathtaking and the poem you have written above is so sweet.
    My love and prayers are always with you dear one.

    September 8, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    • Thank you so much drsuraiyanasim. Yes – long history of chronic medical challenges and lots of unsuccessful surgeries — my blog project was part of my therapy for healing. It has helped me in so many ways, but unfortunately the physical issues are multiplying. I am so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog..the photos and poetry. I truly appreciate your loving wishes and prayers. Hoping to stabilize and continue creating — and will be checking in with all my blog friends whenever I can by visiting!! xo Love and Wellness!! RL

      September 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

  19. lovely as usual. Hope you are well.. sending happiness and warmth your way

    September 8, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    • Aww – so appreciate that nightlake. Can feel the good vibes coming this way from you. Sending some right back to you too! 😉

      September 8, 2012 at 7:26 PM

  20. Keep strong. Sad to hear of your struggles. I’ll pray for you. Regards Leanne

    September 8, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    • Will do Leanne ~ and so appreciate your good thoughts. Much Love your way ~ RL

      September 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

  21. Bruce Ruston

    A shame and its funny how we get attached to our blogs and can’t always let go for too long – be well and cheered

    September 8, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    • Yes Bruce — it is a funny thing… never realized I’d feel that way about the Blogsphere…but almost an ‘alternate universe’ 🙂 Almost like a second home — I will be around and continue to enjoy your fascinating work. Hopefully will get back to creating soon enough ~ Appreciate your warm wishes ~ RL 😉

      September 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

  22. eremophila

    May the Spirit of Nature, lift your Spirit, and bring you Peace and Tranquility.♥

    September 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    • Thank you so much eremophila … I so do appreciate – and send love and warm wishes your way as well. Blessings ~Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

  23. I was always wondering how can you find the time, energy and spirit to write these neat hearty posts and reply to posts and comments in such wonderful dedication .. and sometime I would think she is not for real .. She must be an angel residing in the higher atmosphere overseeing this wonderful group , giving them ropes they can hang to when they are at their ends … It turn out that you are really true .. And my god in hospital bed ..sending me a comment and another on a silly post I wrote yesterday .. It hurts me to know that i strained your eyes and hands for seconds yesterday and I pray for god to ease your pain or spread it on our shoulders to carry it with you .. Wonderful angel , please let us know what to do now apart from the ICBHs and prayers… Let us know when you feel better so we can also do .. Can you be kind to send me your email ( mine is ttawab@gmail.cm) Xoxoxoxo

    September 8, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    • Tarek you always blow me away with your kindness and richness of spirit. So you thought I was the secret angel, here on a mission hugh? 🙂 No – just trying to use my brain chemistry to generate all those good-feeling hormones so that I’d heal up quick and have more fun with you all!! Guess not yet unfortunately.

      I am so glad we met here though …and BTW – your poem was certainly not silly yesterday — Really really loved it. even if my analysis was all off 🙂 3 MRIs this week — all confused by progressive damage despite little activity (I was saying to boomie I have the kinds of injuries you’d see in athletes) — torn muscles and tendons, some nerve crush now — and a wacky hip joint that I think is still considered decent in cartilage but something off in mechanics. Oh and the poor spine. Really if you saw me without my mris though, you would think I was the picture of health 🙂

      Anyway – no carrying my pain you — that would be AWFUL… though i’d love to make it history and just bask in the joys of living.

      You just feel good – I’m going to stick around as much as I can — will continue to visit your amazing blog too. Much Love dear friend ~Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

  24. So sorry you feel this way Robyn…please take time to rest. We will miss you but we need you strong and healthy :). Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs dear Robyn, stay well!!!

    September 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    • A beautiful dedication Robyn, thank you for sharing

      September 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

      • So glad you liked the post ~ felt sentimental about having to slow down and disconnect even a little 😦 You all truly are my ‘uplifters’ xxoo 🙂

        September 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    • Thanks boomie ~ yes — the rest… have been trying but seems not the answer — still have some mysteries to solve, I think. Continue to have athletic type injuries with very little activity at all. Just found out about the hamstring tear — and tendonosis all over the place. Now nerves are being compromised (ouch) . Will do my best to get better – and be back soon – but will be visiting frequently — especially your wonderful blog ~ Much Love my friend ~RL

      September 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

  25. Robyn …….. all my heart and prayers your way ………….
    Thank You for inspiring me in all ways xx
    i am just an email away and i am going to check up on you always
    rest rest rest ………….
    You are an amazing woman
    health and wellbeing to you
    love Love love
    always here in heart xo

    September 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    • Thank you Cat — will do my best to get this figured out and be back soon — still will be visiting though — and always feel your Love sweet friend ~ Big Lavender Hearts to you tonight ~ RL

      September 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

      • all my prayers my sweet ————–
        just take care of You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        i read a quote today that made me think of you
        “nature never breaks any of it’s laws ” something like that – i dunno who wrote it
        Let Love take care of you 🙂 Your hubby – your family
        ….nature 🙂 that’s the way i read into that quote ……..
        love love love xo

        September 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    • thank you Cat – that is a lovely quote – I will remember 🙂 xo

      September 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      • Love x 100000000000000000000 RL
        I can’t find the same quote anymore 😦
        i dunno where i read it or whom sent it to me ……

        But just saw this one and
        this is for the courage and strength of spirit
        you have 🙂
        The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
        Tennessee Williams

        Love xo

        September 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      • Thank you dear friend… The Williams Quote is perfect…. so appreciate ~ xxoo

        September 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

  26. Oh Robyn! I am so sorry to hear you are experiencing even more medical challenges. My heart is breaking for you. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers always. Your dedication is beautiful, very moving and has such deep meaning. Your gift has touched my heart. It is my hope that you experience a healing miracle and blessings of wellness. Hugs and smiles to you. Robyn

    September 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Robyn. I am so happy you liked my dedication post — had a burning desire to just wrap my arms around this entire group. This was the best I could do 🙂 I will do my best to get my act together soon – so I can resume positing — in the meantime will visit everyone and do occasional posts when I can. I soooo appreciate your warm and genuine supportive love here…. Sending you lots of love and blessings ~ 🙂 RL

      September 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

  27. Jodi Zukoff

    Hi Robyn, I’m so sorry that you are going through all of this. Know that I am thinking about you and sending you healing thoughts.

    September 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    • Oh…Thank you so much Jodi — I know — and you can say you knew me ‘when’ zero issues!! Love to you – and know how much I appreciate your warm wishes my way ~ xxoo Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

  28. Robyn,

    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and sending healing “love bubbles” in the air. Hoping they will pop with giggles to help you through. 🙂 Much love and blessings to you! (My “love bubbles” are considered prayers and happy thoughts, you know. :-))

    September 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    • Awww thank you Angel — I can almost ‘touch’ those LOVE BUBBLES ~ Appreciate so much and feel the good energy right through this screen! Blessings to you – and lots of love ~ RL

      September 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

  29. I of course send my deepest and strongest thoughts your way at this time.

    You should also know, Robyn, that we each will patiently await your poetry and images, however frequent or not they appear. We are here- for you.


    September 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    • Thank you dear Tom — I am so grateful. Yes — will be back often — even if not positing as frequently — this is my 2nd home — and you all are like family (as odd as that sounds –) Something intimate about sharing here as you know… 🙂 Much Love and will do my best to get my act together soon ~ xxoo

      September 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      • I feel the same. Take the time you need, Robyn. I’ll be here.


        September 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM

  30. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. I like what mindretrofit8 wrote “sending healing love bubbles”….I am sure “healing love bubbles” will fill your life with “giggles” and blessings from all those care. Hugs – Patty

    September 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    • Thank you Patty… Yes – I liked Angel’s LOVE BUBBLES tons too 🙂 So appreciate your loving thoughts and prayers my friend — will be back asap — love this place so much it will be hard to do anything else ~ xo HUGS ~Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

  31. praying for healing for you, dear Robyn. Love the dolphin and lady. Dolphins are about breathing and getting in touch with higher energy and releasing emotions.From your sister , Jane

    September 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    • Wow Jane — I did not know that about the dolphins – but as I read your note — it just felt right — and I’m sure that is why I was drawn to use this crazy image — I took it before the summer began and knew now what I’d ever do with it 🙂 So appreciate – and will continue to get stable so I can resume my posting… in he meantime, will be keeping up with your stunning work. xo Sister Robyn

      September 8, 2012 at 8:20 PM

  32. Calling for prayer and yes, Robyn, i am going to re-blog this after reading re-blog from Julie. And sending your name to Silent Unity who will pray for you for 30 days. Jane

    September 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    • So touched Jane … really ~ you are an angel 🙂 xo

      September 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    • http://janechese.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/prayer-for-healing/

      Jane I just saw this — on your blog — how absoluely lovely of you to do this for me. I am beginning to think I’m benefiting from this and other collective good energies here as today was my first improved day in several weeks. So grateful for your heartfelt gesture on my behalf… extremely touched and so appreciate your love and support ~ Robyn

      September 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

  33. Love & Light.

    September 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    • So appreciate — thank you Rev Dani Lynn ~ much love !!

      September 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

  34. ~Lady Day

    This is heart breaking to read love…you are a treasured poet and photographer, and even more, a treasured soul. Your stuggles have touched our hearts and souls in lasting Evermore scars of affection. You are in my thoughts and prayers dear-heart. xoxoxoxoxoxox ~R

    September 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    • Thank you Lady Day… you are just so wonderful in every way. My life is enriched by alll I’ve learned from special people – brilliant artists like yourself. Will be around and reading your work — and consider our friendship timeless. Will do my best to get on my feet again soon and be back to play here. xxxoo Much Love and Blessings ~ Robyn

      September 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM

  35. Hi Robyn, What a gift that you share your journey so honestly with us. It seems that in your midst, there are many unanswered questions deep in your heart, but also with in the depths of your body. I can only imagine what you feel as you go through these days, I believe very much that each of us has a guardian angel, and I pray that your angel works extra hard for you right now, bringing the prayers deep in your heart to God, so that you may find peace, and solace in the answers you seek. I also pray for you that God will bring wisdom to the hearts and minds of your docs, that your cells and tissues are filled with healing poetry and images of peace, like the ones that your eyes see, and your heart shares, and I pray that your mind, body and spirit, are graced with all that you long for. Blessings all around you, for you and within you, Erin

    September 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    • Erin you words are just soooo beautiful . I’m near speechless reading your comment today. I love the concept of your wishes for me — wisdom to my doctors, healing poetry and images to my tissues equal to the love I feel when exporing my own creative passions… such a wonderful thing for me to meditate on — thank you dear one. I will defintiely look out for my gaurdian angel too…. I have a feeling I have several and they are all workiung really hard on the case 🙂 ☀ Sending lots of love and blessings your way Erin — will be lookig out for your wonderful uplifting posts often 🌹 Robyn

      September 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM

  36. Reblogged this on TarekOfCairo and commented:
    Nothing to add to these wonderful words ….

    September 9, 2012 at 1:13 AM

  37. Wishing you better soon Robyn ~ with love ~ Polly

    September 9, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    • Thanks so much dear Polly ~ I will and do appreciate! xo

      September 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

  38. yazrooney

    Hi Robyn, I wanted you to know that we keep coming here because of you. You have something so special, something so divinely channelled, that we are compelled to keep returning to this site. Don’t imagine it is US that is special. It’s you. Please remember that this gift that you channel is the real you. Try to shift into that space when you’re in pain. Desperately hard, I know, but try. I look forward to your return to a better state of health and your presence here. Lots of love always. Yaz

    September 9, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    • Such a wonderful (and truly uplifting) comment Yaz. Thank you so much dear friend. I can’t tell you how much your words do mean to me. I believe we are all quite special and the Divine lives in each and every one of us. Sometimes perhaps, the struggling generates a force that allows more access… and yes, I know that is the ‘Real’ me – and all this phyisical pain stuff is illlusion. I will continue to remember your words and work to shift into that space whenever I can. I am determined to make some progress here and hope to be taking photos/writing and posting again soon… Sending you Love and Blessings – and a big hug today Yaz xo~ RL

      September 9, 2012 at 3:50 PM

  39. Hoping you’ve found the wind beneath your wings today, I put it under your pillow last night…;) !! To quote the lyrics of an oldie but goodie…”Fly Robyn Fly…” Thanks so much for YOUR visits and your incredible work Robyn.

    September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    • You are the best Stan… will be checking my pillow each night from here on ~ and learning to fly for certain 🙂 Much Love — will be watching you!! xo R

      September 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

  40. stay well, Robyn.

    September 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    • Stacy – thank you — so much appreciate x

      September 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

  41. My dear Robyn,

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    I only see beauty in you.
    A tight hug,

    September 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    • Oh wow Sharon– I had not seen this quote by Kubler-Ross… and it’s just amazing. I know there is so much truth to what she has stated. Of course I feel as though I’m evolved now (nearly 20 years later) and ready to be done with the struggle – at least for a bit 🙂 I am sooo grateful for your vsion and your comforting words today Sharon… Thank you much love and big hug back xxoo

      September 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

  42. Noah Matthews

    You are in my prayers. You are a tremendous inspiration. Journeys like this have a purpose for those who believe.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    • Your words mean a lot to me Noah — thankyou so much ~ Blessings and Love to you! ~RL

      September 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM

  43. hi Robyn,

    over these past several months, our paths have crossed many a times here on wordpress …. and with each crossing i have become a stronger person because of you. it is not only what you have done here in the community but in the way you have done it that truly amazes me each and every time …. you are brave, courageous, enthusiastic, down to Earth, and have a smile that can absolutely light up a room to the point where sunglasses may even be required …. you have provided many here with your inspiring strength and creativity including myself more than you may know and i will be forever grateful for that and a whole lot more …. there are some of the worlds finest doctors here in the Chicago area, if you would like for me to meet with them face to face to find out exactly what their magic may be …. just say the word and i will go to them directly to find out if what they preach is true and relay my findings back to you if you would like …. my email address has been posted on my gravatar for quite some time now if you want or need some further detailed info, please feel free to contact me at anytime you wish at JimiBodansko@yahoo.com …. my prayers and best wishes have always been and are still with you dear Robyn, please stay brave and strong my friend ….:)

    sincerely, Jim

    September 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    • Jim – I don’t know what to say as your comment has just blown me away. You are beyond generous with your loving and beautiful spirit. I can’t thank you enough for your offering to try to help. Would be tough for me to travel to Chicago right now… but who knows down the road – I may put you on the job yet! Right now I am just accepting all your prayers and good wishes for me. It truly am beginning to believe that all the collective good energy generated on my humble little blog may be helping me. Today was more improvement for me than I’ve had in weeks. I’m afraid to get too excited — as last several weeks have been frightening… but the ‘angel of hope’ does continue to tap me on the shoulder – especially when I know I have people with your strength and character in my corner. Thank you dearest Jim – you are a treasured friend. Will be around and will continue to like and comment – and hopefully get back to posting before long too! Much Much Love ~ Robyn

      September 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

  44. Beautiful poem Robyn..so sorry to hear about your health. you will bounce back i know that for sure..you are a brave spirit and such a stunning gorgeous soul…
    love ya sista ..always in my prayers
    Hugs 🙂

    September 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    • Thank you Soma — I am so grateful for your encouragement. It is my intention to get myself together and come back to posting regularly. In the meantime I will keep up with your creative and fun spirit on your blog ~ I envision you as the beautiful and Feminine Dr. Seuss – remember that! ~ xxoo Blessings and Love

      September 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

  45. Hi Robyn – just so you know how much I am thinking of you – Julie again!

    September 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    • Thank you sweet Julie– keeping my spirits. Thinking of you too. xxoo

      September 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

  46. williamricci

    Do what you need to get better, and find balance, my friend. We will be here.

    September 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    • Absolutely will William. As soon as able I’ll be hanging out with the trees again ! Thank you dear friend!! xo R

      September 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM

  47. I love you…be better, bestest…well! xox

    September 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    • Thanks you dear Penny – you are the bestest! Can’t wait for your next series… I’m thinking about it!! xo

      September 11, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    • xxoo Thank you dear Penny! Planning on it 🙂

      September 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      • Good, very very good, Robyn. 🙂 Penny xx

        September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

  48. I hope you are feeling better very soon. Sending positive, happy thoughts and wishes your way!

    September 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    • Oh thank so much Jeff! So appreciate your good thoughts — Much Love ~ R

      September 11, 2012 at 12:37 AM

  49. Beloved Robyn, I am firstly blown away by your exquistite pairing of poem and photo – you always create just brilliantly magnificent mental images with your words/photos. My heart aches for you and your pain. You are always on my mind, in my thoughts and prayers and if ever there is anything I can do, be it small or large…please please let me know!!! I do so think of you as my soul sister and feel very helpless in only being able to send my thoughts, prayers, and healing energy….to that I add all my love as well dearest friend. I do so cherish you and hope and wish for all the best for you that is yet to come!! I do love you so much ♥♥♥♥ !!!

    September 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

  50. http://catforsley.me/2012/09/12/sunshiny-wednesday-cat-forsley/

    September 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

  51. Robyn, Sorry to read that. Feel well. I hope you are shooting when possible, even if it’s just in your room. You have quite a talent. Looking forward to sharing your work whenever you are up to the submission! Wishing you all the best with your recovery! X, d

    September 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    • Thanks so much d… I so apprecate. Yes – very anxious to get back to work…but it’s been diffuciult to do much of anything with the recent difficulties phyisally. I am keepinng postiie though – and hoping I can sit down and work on submission guidlnes for you at some point. Would love to. I try to take a picture of something every day just for sanity!! Much Love ~ R

      September 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

  52. just sending a shout out to ya Robyn, to let ya know we are thinking of you, and hoping like crazy you can be back up and swinging (tongue in cheek)…soon! Don’t even worry about a reply, I know what yer thinking….lolol….just recover soon!! hugs!!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    • 🙂 ~ you are the best – really Stan!! Thank you– I hope so too… I’ve been ‘swinging’ believe you me!xo

      September 14, 2012 at 12:12 AM

  53. You are really great I love your posts thank you very much

    September 14, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    • Aww- Stefan that is such a lovely thing to hear from you today– thank you dear friend. Means a lot! Much Love to you ~ RL

      September 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM

  54. Hi Robyn…I finally got back here….truly a gift that you can give others so much HOPE as your journey takes you away for awhile….the very thing that is most precious and often so fleeting….and as usual corresponds to my own experience….after a trying week when I couldn’t conjure any hope. it’s the very message that came to me just yesterday…truly uplifting….

    September 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    • Thanks so much dearest Meryl. I am happy to see you back here as well, and know your path will lead to resolve and good outcomes. Hang in there… Yes – HOPE – is our focus these days it seems. Let us keep our vision, and uplift each other best we can! Much Love ~R

      September 16, 2012 at 1:02 AM

  55. you are beautiful inside and outside….

    September 15, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    • Masticone – thank you kindly for your lovely words today! So appreciate them. Much Love ~ RL

      September 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      • Love your gentle touch

        September 16, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    • Very lovely to know this. Thank you Masticone! 🙂

      September 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      • I would love to know more about You

        September 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      • 🙂 Thank you for that – mutual — Sorry I do not have knowledge of your language (Italian) so reading your blog has been difficult in that way. Best To you ~ R

        September 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

      • Quell You could try to get a new idiom in your life I could help You

        September 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

  56. So Glad You are feeling better 🙂 woooohoooooooooo xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    September 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    • Love this song!
      It’s baby steps — but a few minutes with the sea does me so much good emotionally ~ spiritually xxoo

      September 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      • So happy 4 you
        of course baby steps right
        baby steps for all of us xoxoxoxo
        love xxxxxxxxxxx

        September 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM

  57. I am uplifted. Your words remind me.

    September 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    • Oh Resa- I am so happy to know this 🙂 ~ yes – uplifts me to read my own silly poem too sometimes xo ~ Much Love – and hope you are hanging in dear friend!xo

      September 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      • Hangng in!

        September 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      • 🙂 thank goodness! Very happy to hear this Resa!!xo

        September 16, 2012 at 12:57 AM

  58. Robyn, I can’t imagine days of ongoing pain and discomfort such as you have but somehow, you maintain your grace and allow the love to flow. You have a special light that continues to shine through it all. I’m blessed to know you. xoxo

    September 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    • Thank you dearest Jeannie. That is so touching to hear from you. It is somewhat of an altered reality for me yes… and a bit frightening that I continue to develop new broken parts without understanding , but trying hard to stay centered and maintain hope. Knowing people like you and participating here has been so wonderful for me in this way. I am so thrilled to be part of your blogsphere family here. Blessings always dear friend ~ Much Love

      September 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

  59. Beautiful Robyn, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your photos and words uplift so many of us. Spirit dances through each post. I am sending loving and healing thoughts! Much love and lights, my friend.

    September 17, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    • Oh Millie – thank you so much for this loving comment. I so appreciate your warm words and healing thoughts … means a lot to me ~ Love and Blessings to you always, Robyn

      September 18, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      • Love and light…sweetness. Take care of yourself! Be gentle with you at all times.

        September 18, 2012 at 2:29 PM

  60. This is great, thanks Robyn!

    Sibhan Zein

    September 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM

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