Not All Warriors Are Healed

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Not all warriors are healed, having walked through the fire,

not all of them. It is in our spirits though where victory

is won. Only the brave can declare their freedom.


I found this post almost impossible to write. I should have written it days ago, but I did not have the words, and did not know even what my emotions were, and I still don’t. I am numb.

You see my wife has cancer again, the same one she had years ago. And this cancer has no cure. A bone marrow transplant helped her to live a lot longer than most people with this disease, and longer than doctors thought she would. She has a blood cancer, and a very tough one.

Yes, thank God she is still here on this earth. But she will have to be on chemo again, and then another, then another, until there are no more options. Right now, she is fighting some infections before she can even begin chemo.

I am right by her side. We have always been a team that cannot be broken, and we will continue to fight together. Is there any other way besides love? No, there isn’t.

We appreciate each of you, and we wish you peace.


Poetry, Narrative and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

75 thoughts on “Not All Warriors Are Healed

  1. Sending you love and support. This post was beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. xx

  2. So very sorry to hear about your wife’s recurrence. I can’t imagine the emotions you must be going through. I will keep you both in my prayers!

  3. My heart goes to you and your wife, there are no words… I only know that prayers and healing thoughts will be for you and your family 🌹

  4. Your pain and fear is understood, her strenght will be always be her sword. Yes, we are warriors who carry a burden with desease, but you will be clearing the path for her to fight. Blessings and prayers are mine to give.

  5. I just read your so very sad post just now and understand the courage it took to tell. It is so devastating to both of you and yet you rest in your love and positive thinking.
    I look up and through the window I see the most perfect Peace Rose so near. I ask it to help me send blessings and peace to the two of you.
    With love from my heart.

  6. I have been thinking of you both and praying and will continue too!! I am so truly sorry to read this news!! I can’t imagine the heartbreak. You have inspired so many with your posts and I pray now that you can feel strength not only from God, but from this community as we hold you and your wife up in our thoughts and prayers! ❤

    1. Thank you JR! Yes, this community has truly been a blessing. We are so grateful for your prayers and encouragement! Peace and blessings to you and your family.

  7. Send both of you love, light and healing Nicodemas. I see, why it was difficult for you to write. I will keep you in my meditations. Wish both of you the best and enjoy your time together.

  8. Nico, I’m so sorry to hear this latest. Sending you and your wife lots of love and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. May you both find some joyful moments to share.

  9. Like all the other comments, I am so sorry to hear this dear Nico! But I will speak and send only positive words as I do not want to give any power to negative ones. This is indeed will be a hard fought battle to win, but staying close to God, reading His words and promises, holding on those words, praising Him for alll His tender mercies, and praying continually will make a huge difference in the outcome. He created your wife’s body and He knows how to heal it. But it won’t be a passive thing, it will be difficult and frustrating and worrisome at times. But every time those thoughts come you must speak some piece of Scripture that reminds you of God’s words for us not to be afraid. There are nearly 365 instances in God’s Word that encourage us not to be afraid. I have a favorite one that I recite over and over again when fear begins to come against me. It is Isaiah 41:10 (10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.) It becomes like a mantra for me. I will be praying for your wife and you my friend and should you ever need to talk I’ll be here. Love and hugs and blessings, Natalie 🙂 ❤ xoxoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you Natalie for your encouragement, kind words, Scriptures and prayers! What a blessing. This is the second time for this cancer though and it is already difficult. We are moving forward though, trusting God, and praying. The wordpress community has been wonderful. Thank you my friend. I love that Scripture. Can you send a verse our way once in a while? If so that would be wonderful. Peace and blessings to you and your family.

      1. You’re so welcome Nico! And I would be happy to send pieces of God’s Word!!!

        “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for

      2. Thou art with me.” -Excerpt from Psalm 23

        Honor the presence of Jesus for He walks side by side with you through this valley. Thank Him over and over and praise Him❣️😘xoxoxo xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Takami, we received your email which is a wonderful blessing to us! And these verses from Philippians are absolutely wonderful and encouraging! Peace and blessings to you and your husband.

  10. Sometimes, life throws at us stones bigger than we can handle. However, I am sure that you wife is strong and she will get through this difficult episode. Your love will make her even more powerful!
    I, of course, wish you all the best! Sending positivity to you both, don’t forget about positivity! May her mind be clear and not distributed by black thoughts. You can make it, guys!

    1. Thank you Georgia! We are so blessed by your words of encouragement. Yes, positivity is so important, and this is one way she pulled through the last time she had this cancer. Peace to you and wonderful blessings.

  11. What devastating news for you both and all in your families and circles of friends. I’m so sorry to hear it. We all are. I join my prayers for healings to those of all others, and will go on hoping for a wonderful surprise for you both. ❤

  12. I only know you through your words. Words that I have come to take a lot of comfort from. So I hope I can return my appreciation to you by saying I wish you both all the luck there is, keep strong, and do every thing you can to not give in.

  13. I know how tough battle it is as my mother and I fought it together, when she was diagnosed at the age ! My prayers are always with you both. Sending all prayers for healing, strength and hope!

  14. Sending words of love i hope she gets on the chemo soon and can at least sort of tolerate it. best of all I hope she finds a reason to smile and you too for each moment you have together. You are in my thoughts.

  15. Love and compassion are the greatest gift that God has given to us. My prayers are with you as you take this journey together. I truly have you in my thoughts.

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