Sunday, January 16, 2022

A SUNDAY PRAYER REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL BLOGGER

 Many of you know our

Ricki Jill Treleaven.



Her blog is 

The Bookish Dilettante

She has always given of herself

to all of us in many ways.

She has shared her book reviews,

her artwork,

her travels,

her family

and her sweet self.

Sadly, she has been hit with that

horrible word

CANCER.

She has breast cancer.

Even though she has breast cancer

it does not define her.

She posted about it on her blog 

but said she will do 

NO MORE POSTS ABOUT IT

until she rings the bell when she

finishes treatment.

Here is what she posted:

Right before Thanksgiving, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It required quite a lot of diagnostic testing, and I had my first chemo treatment on December 27th.  My prognosis is very good because it was caught early.  I will not be blogging about it at all because cancer does not define who I am.  It will, however, limit my activities because my immune system is being destroyed.  BUT I have fun things planned to do at home, and since all other activities (in person art classes, all travel, DAR, sorority functions, and church) are completely off limits, I will be spending more time blogging.  The only other time I will blog about cancer is when I get to ring the bell after my last treatment.  

She knows that I am doing this post

so feel free to leave her a message here.

She just does not want her blog

flooded with anything to do with

CANCER.

So, all you praying people know what to do.

Thank you all!

~Sending you MY love~

If you are not a pray-er, then

please send well-wishes and 

healing thoughts and vibes her way.

your photo name

54 comments:

Donna said...

Oh Sweet friend!
I have not been to her blog before but will certainly correct that, today…
Thank God it was found early…treatments are a pain in the rear but I believe with all my heart, she’ll breeze
through them all.
And to Miz Ricki herself…Just believe. And whether you know us, or not…please know you are loved.
Head Up, smile…believe.
That’s the ticket…
Hughugs
Donna

Kathy said...

Cancer is not the killer it once was. I am a breast cancer survivor so I can say this. I don't know Ricki, but I will certainly be praying for her.

HIBISCUS HOUSE said...

Praying for healing and strength.
Dolly

Rita C at Panoply said...

Ricki Jill is in my prayers daily, amd I hope she will be in every person who reads this today!

MadSnapper said...

prayers for healing and for strength to get through the treatment. also for her family and friends

Cecilia said...

What a great attitude! Praying for strength, endurance, and complete healing with minimal to no side effects. God bless.
Cecilia

Junkchiccottage said...

RJ is the sweetest and she prays for so many of us in time of need so now it is time for us to be her prayer warrior. Power of prayers is amazing. xoxo Kris

Theresa said...

I will be praying! Thank you for sharing, sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way and hers!

Vee said...

Absolutely! I wish her all the best and feel exactly as she does.

susan q said...

of course, we will keep her in our daily thoughts and prayers. thanks for giving us this information. we will help and lift her up during this storm.

Estelle's said...

I am so very sorry to read this...she certainly is a beautiful girl....prayers for being restored to good health....how very brave!

Chatty Crone said...

I am a fellow breast cancer survivor and I KNOW she can do it too! I will send up prayers.

sharon said...

Sending prayers!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such sad news. Ricki Jill is in my prayers. Sending big hugs and comfort to get her through this phase of her life. She shall overcome. Coming from a three-time cancer survivor. Bless your heart for writing this post. xoxo

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I have been sending prayers for RJ. I love your sweet description of her as she is all of those things and more. She is a fighter for sure and will pull thru this!

Susie said...

Diana, I will pray for Ricki . So many of you have said prayers for my family, it truly helps. Blessings , xoxo, love, Susie

20 North Ora said...

Praying for peace for this precious person.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I do know know Ricki but I will most certainly be praying for her!!!

Billie Jo said...

I will send prayers for healing and peace for her. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will certainly pray for your friend and her complete recovery. I have a son who recently had cancer and had surgery to remove it and is now cancer free. I pray for him and others with cancer daily.

Jeanie said...

I'm already on Team RJ and she rocks! The prayers are already coming.

mxtodis123 said...

I've not visited her blog, but I will definitely check it out today and say a prayer for her recovery.

Mevely317 said...

What a generous friend you are! I'm not familiar with Ricki's blog, but lifting prayers for her upcoming journey.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for letting everyone know about our precious Ricki Jill. She is such a brave young woman with a strong faith and good family. I know she'll do great but we can all pray for her. She's one of my best blog buddies! Sweet hugs, Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like what Jeanie said....I'm on team RJ too!

Lynne said...

Sending you caring and some Irish cheer, Ricki Jill.
Although I have not met you through blogging
I am going right now to your site to get a touch
of your many talents. Thank you Diana for
Introducing me/us to Ricki!

Stacey said...


Diana, I'm so glad you shared this.

Ricki Jill, somehow I missed that post!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I do believe you can share, if the desire hits, because it's a battle women beat together. Sending love and happy healthy thoughts your way!

Stacey

jack69 said...

Sending the best along with prayers your way. Cancer is a nasty word, but we are glad it WILL not define YOU.
Sherry & jack in Florida....

Polly said...

I haven't visited Ricki's blog, I hope she will beat it.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so sorry! I will pray for both of you. It would take a lot of willpower for me not to post at all about this. Maybe just give us updates from time to time? I know we care and want to know.

Susan Kane said...

Oh, I am so sorry! I will be praying for you, I promise. God has an answer, which He shares with us as we walk along.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

RJT, please know we are all rooting for you to kick this thing in the butt for good. You got this. Lots and lots of prayers being said for you! The power of prayer is unmistakable. Miracles exists. You take care and know we will be ready for your return once you feel strong enough. God bless you and also Diana, a catalyst for blogdom big time. Hugs to you both!!!!

♥♥

living from glory to glory said...

So glad for her faith and family and blogging community! May God give you strength and joy and healing! Hugs, Roxy

Anonymous said...

Picki Jill you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Your blog is always enjoyable. God Bless.
Joan,Marion and Marilyn

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love Ricki Jill. She was one of my first blog friends. I'm so sorry to hear this, and I will definitely say a prayer for our sweet blog friend. Thinking of her and sending thoughts of comfort and love. : )

~Sheri

Terri D said...

Prayers promised!!

Melanie said...

I do not know Ricki but of course I will say a prayer for her healing. Many blessings to you, Ricki. {{hugs}}

happyone said...

I don't know Ricki but have said a prayer!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I don't know Ricki but have said a prayer for her.

All the best Jan

Ann said...

I'm not familiar with this blogger but I'm sending prayers and positive thoughts her way.

cloches and lavender said...

Many, many prayers. You got this!

Carla from The River said...

Prayers for our dear RJ!!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Thank-you so much for this sweet post, Diana. I also want to thank your readers and their commitment to pray for me. I am a believer in prayer, and I do treasure them. I'm feeling everyone's prayers, too, because I have been handling chemo far better than what was expected from my medical team. I also want to thank all the breast cancer survivors for your encouraging words. Y'all are truly inspirations to me!

Terra said...

That is good of you to post this, you know me, I am a praying woman, and I am asking God to heal her. She has a strong and lovely attitude in her decision about her blog.

Bless said...

As a breast cancer survivor myself (stage 2, diagnosed 2015, lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation), I wish your friend all the best! I wasn't as strong as she is and blogged about it practically every day!

Rose L said...

My mother beat breast cancer though her breast on one side was removed. She is now 88 as of Dec 18th. I will say a prayer. God bless her.

Doris said...

I'm not familiar with this blogger but my prayers will be with her. Having a loved one facing cancer we know all too well the value of those prayers!

bobbie said...

I'll be keeping her in my thoughts ~

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Sending prayers and healing thoughts for a complete recovery.

Susan said...

Hi Diana I don’t know what’s wrong with blogger these days. Sometimes I have trouble posting on people’s blog comments. For a few months I wasn’t able to leave comments on anyone’s blogs except for one and she was also on blogger so I don’t know why I was able to comment on her blog but no one else’s. You are the second person to say you cannot put my blog on your sidebar ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍♀️here’s my email address:
susan @ the Zyp’s. ca (no spaces)
I pray for Ricki’s healing and mental well being in Jesus name if it’s His will for her to be healed….sometimes His will is that she come home to be with Him…His will be done.
God bless ❤️

Akasha said...

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kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I’ve been praying for our sweet friend. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Bonnie Morgan said...

Ricki, I am praying for you. You are strong and you will get through this.Bonnie Morgan

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, all good thoughts to Ricki. I don't follow her but what she is going through sounds a lot like my daughter's and she is now 18 years out.xxoJudy