wings and things


on January 7, 2014

I am not really sure what prayer is any more, but, whatever it is, I have rediscovered it.

Earlier today I reblogged a post written for Robyn by her friend, Resa, but like many a reblog, it didn’t get read by that many people on my own blog, so I thought I would add something here to encourage people to check it out AND to check out Robyn’s own blog at:

I have known Robyn since I began blogging and was compelled by her courage in dealing with debilitating physical pain, her talent for photography and poetry, and her immediate and generous friendship to me. But a few months ago she stopped blogging and I knew things must be badly wrong, so I sent her a couple of tentative emails, worried that I might be intruding, but she replied and told me things were not so good.

Since then, I have worried and wondered and prayed and been scared for her so, it wasn’t until Resa posted about Robyn that I knew about her impending major hip surgery this week. I cannot imagine the kind of physical pain Robyn has endured over the years, but I can imagine the hope felt by Robyn, and her family and friends, that this surgery will vastly improve her condition, and that it will take away the pain.

Many people who follow this blog already know Robyn, but if you don’t, please spare a thought and a prayer for her this week. She is one of the best people I have ever been blessed to meet.

I salute you Robyn, over and over again.

This is a prayer.

41 responses to “Prayer

  1. fgassette says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Robyn. as well! May her surgery result in a good report of healing and well being.


  2. What a beautiful prayer. I went to her site and was stunned at what she’s been through. What courage and grace she shows. Than you for sharing her. I will add a prayer to the multitudes being sent up for her, as soon as I send this to you.

  3. mimijk says:

    A friendship that you so treasure is worthy of our thoughts and prayers for her. I am hopeful all will go well…(and I loved the shirt that was made for her!)

  4. dogdaz says:

    Wonderful to find pray for those in need. Don’t forget to bring that inside for yourself as well. You are a good friend, mother, wife, and blogger. Best of luck to your friend on her surgery. – Lorian

    • jmgoyder says:

      Thanks so much, Lorian – I have been seeing your posts but too preoccupied to comment atm. Thanks for your understanding of this and for your wishes to Robyn. Jxxx

  5. lensgirl53 says:

    Julie, I went to her site last night and look at the lovely gowns and poetry blouse….all wonderfully created. I have asked God to heal her from the pain she is in and to have His mighty hands upon the surgeons and staff who attend to her. God bless you for extending your kindness and friendship to not only Robyn but to me and others as you share your life with us through your blog. xo

    • jmgoyder says:

      I am amazed at yours and others’ generosity of spirit when going through y(our) own kinds of pain. I hope Robyn sees these messages – thank you so much.

  6. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I will take a peek and send her my well wishes. Take care — Bill

  7. Thank you Julie for leading me to your friend Robyn’s blog — what an amazing spirit she has.

  8. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Robyn is a Gem, no doubt about that Julie.
    My sixth sense was telling me she was facing hip surgery and I just hoped that it would be sooner, rather than later.
    She’s gone through more than I could have thought humanely possible and yet, she still has the strength to be generous with her time and love.

    She still has the generosity of heart to think of others.

    I just hope this surgery will work and she’ll be able to walk more easily again. She deserves every prayer we’ve got (& more). But it won’t be an easy recovery. It will take all the patience she can muster.

    So I’m sending all the Healing Thoughts and Prayers across the miles once more (as I did before).

  9. ksbeth says:

    her blog and story are beautiful and thanks for connecting me. hugs to her )

  10. I am sending positive energy over to Robyn, you can never have too much positive energy circling around you. You are such a good friend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. bulldog says:

    I found the reblog earlier and immediately went over to read and comment… I have so missed Robyn on WP she is one person that you can admire for what she is going thru with not a word of complaint, but I pray with you that this op will be a success and that her family will have the beautiful and cheerful Robyn back after her recovery…

  12. janechese says:

    Yes! Sending Light and Love…

  13. janeslog says:

    Matthew 6, 5-13

    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    9 โ€œThis, then, is how you should pray:
    โ€œโ€˜Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    10 your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us today our daily bread.
    12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one

  14. mrs fringe says:

    Lovely. Sending peace and prayers for Robyn. Too many suffer, and yet so many who do illustrate what strength and hope really mean.

  15. Me and prayer are old friends, my thoughts and prayers are with Robyn

  16. Terry says:

    That prayer has been so popular in my growing years. It says a lot, to the point. It is awesome

  17. What a beautiful post. Sending love and light out to Robyn.

  18. Thank you so much! The outpouring of love and support for Robyn has been wonderful!
    She is packed and headed to New York. She is following comments, and our hearts and prayers are following her. _Resa xo

  19. You my dear friend Jules are a masterpiece. Sending prayers to Robyn. I know what living in pain daily does to us. Thank you for sharing and bring even more awareness to chronic pain issues.
    Hugs to you~

    • jmgoyder says:

      Thanks Cheeky Cherub – you definitely know what chronic pain is like whereas I don’t. I think the operation is in a few hours but not sure with the time difference between Aussie and elsewhere. xxx

  20. viveka says:

    Jule, you are my everyday hero just now – what a wonderful post .. and support for Robyn.
    I will keep her in my thoughts and I’m strong believer in this time things will change for the better. Pain is our minds and bodies worst enemy.

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