Warm Hearts on Cold Nights


Hey y’all this is a quick update from the front lines of my wife fighting cancer (for the second time).

Many of you have been asking about her, thank you! We are so wonderfully blessed by your prayers, blessings, well wishes, and positive thoughts!

She has finished the first round of treatments, and the mass in her chest (inside at the rib cage not on her chest) has become smaller! Yay!

That’s the good news. But something is still there, and only a special scan will tell us if there is still cancer.

We have to wait though because the treatments she received are still working to fight this menace.

So how do we stay very much in love with such a big challenge? To be honest it’s easy, but we do make more of an effort to be with each other. After all, in many ways love is a choice.

We talk a lot more, about everything. And sometimes we hold each other and don’t say anything at all.

Our hearts are warm on cold nights.

Just being in the moment and being together has become more valuable than ever.

My wife and I could probably write a book on love over 50, and in overcoming health issues. But that would be another post, and probably another website all together. 🙂

Thank you again! We wish you peace.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

50 thoughts on “Warm Hearts on Cold Nights

  1. So beautiful Nico! You and your wife’s bond of love is an amazing testimony to true love! So glad that the mass has grown smaller and will continue to pray for good news to come!! Thanks for the update, blessings to you and your family!

  2. Thank you for sharing this update Mr. Nico! This is wonderful news indeed. May He continue to bless you, your wife and your family. Hubby and I continue to keep your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please give Mrs. Nico my best!! 🙂

  3. Oh my out of your trials and chaos, there is Grace and beauty, I thank and praise the Lord for that, for you. I have been applying that for myself lately. He is so gracious. ❤️ Many blessings to you and your wife.

    1. Thank you Margaret for your beautiful comments, prayers and blessings! May the One who made us all and knows everything about us, continue to bless you and encourage you! Peace and be blessed.

  4. Thank you for honouring us with such openness about what your wife and you go through. You are
    often on my mind and I wish you all blessing. Your talk about love and how you if anything are growing closer . It is so beautiful and warming. I hope you stick with this as that is healing and uplifting.


  5. Prayers for you both, Nico. I’ve been too busy to follow closely of late, but wanted to tell you I saw this and am sending my best wishes. My Dad overcame cancer for the second time this past winter—it can be done! He’s done a lot of work to let go of past hurts, forgive, rest, eat simply and take it slow. The book “Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life” helped him as well.

    1. Thank you Anna! It’s good to hear from you, and your comments are a wonderful blessing. Praise God that your Dad is doing better! I will check out that book. I hope the rest of your family is doing well. Peace and wonderful blessings to you and your family.

  6. Sending so much love to you both! Your bond and strength in adversity is inspiring.
    You are both in my thoughts everyday!

  7. I felt a deep beauty in your post. And received nourishing guidance and appreciation for my own relationship. Life is so precious and what we share with our loved ones is even so more. I wish you both the best of joys and divine support!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comments! What a blessing! And yes you’re right about life being precious and even more so with our loved ones. Peace and have a great week.

  8. Thanks for the update, Nico! I was wondering as well how she was doing, and will continue to pray for a complete recovery. Blessings and peace be with your wife, you and your family.

  9. So glad of the encouraging news. You have such a precious gift in your love for each other may it only grow stronger through this adversity. Praying for a miracle!

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