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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

Prayers for Moonbee

Blog Posted:9/18/2013 5:49:00 PM

I just found out a few days ago that my good and cherished friend Moonbee Canady has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has already had one operation (a Lumpectomy) and is due to go back for another operation in a few days. It runs in her family…Her mother and sister both died of this dreaded disease and of course, she has always been at high risk as well. She says it was caught early so that is a good sign but this need for a second operation worries me a little…
This hits me especially hard, especially for Moonbee’s sake but also because I am very familiar with this type cancer. My mother died from it in 1955 back when they did not have today’s technology. Of course, she discovered it too late and never stood a chance. My sister and niece are at high risk too but thankfully, they are both very diligent about check-ups, etc. Also, my youngest daughter is a double mastectomy survivor
I humbly ask that anyone who reads this blog, whether you know her or not, to please leave a comment and prayers. I have her permission to post this, so I’m sure she will be reading. It would help her SO much to know that she has a lot of friends behind her praying for her and wishing her well.
Moonbee is one of a kind. She is a beautiful, funny, positive and vibrant lady and this old world would DEFINITELY be a lesser place without her graceful presence….I KNOW SHE WILL BEAT THIS!!


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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Hello Everybody & first of all I want to say THANK YOU ALL! Your prayers helped. I had my lumpectomy surgery Wed. 9/25/2013 & everything went well (now, the procedure I had to have before the actual surgery was very trial-some They had to put needles in my left bosom and then put wire into the hollow needles (all while I was woke & had to stand on my feet (2 hrs) while the specialist was below breast poking & positioning for better x-rays -whew! I had a Christian nurse in the room. She helped me greatly. Very kind manner. After they had my breast wired to show surgeon where to remove the cancer. Oh & they didn't have to take much of me. Now, I'm recovering, Again Thank you All ... MoonBee

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  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:43:00 PM
    Praying for God's healing touch on your life, Moonbee. I will keep you in my prayers until you are cancer free. Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Oh GOD!! Your kindness brought me to tears (joyful ones tho') And I feel so blessed right now, just for reading all the heartfelt prayers & wishing me well (This is the week I'll have another oper.) & so, I've been a tad stressed, but after reading my fellow poets' kind words of encouragement, I feel absolutely a triumph coming on! My GOD is with me as always & my family (my sister has been a bulwark) & close friends and those (you guys) whom I have yet to meet face to face ... Poets have sensitive souls, such a love of life and all things beautiful. That is why this means so much to me to have your prayers, & GOD Bless You All & Tim, Thanks Tiger - Keep purring out those poems ... MoonBee

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 2:36:00 PM
    God be with you, MoonBee. I believe you can beat this! It can be done! Stay positive. God Bless, catie

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 6:39:00 AM
    Ow dear Tim tnks for posting..Dear moonbee..You are in my prayers from now and i know you re gonna be fine..hugs

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 1:12:00 PM
    So sorry that your friend is going through this, Tim...God is the great Physician...I know that He will hear the prayers of those who lift her up to Him...He will work in her life and give her what she needs at this particular moment in time. Thanks for sharing your concern and heart. Remember, as it says in James, "the prayer of the righteous man is powerful and effective." We are righteous when He covers we should pray boldly...He hears.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Thank you, Tim, for letting us know. Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers are reaching out to Moonbee....I hope she can feel the love wrapping around her during this difficult challenge. And yes.........SHE WILL BEAT THIS!! love like this will give her the strength to win !! God Bless you Moonbee!

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Thank you so much my dear friend Tim for introducing her to us. I'll be one with you in prayers. Be strong our very dear friend Moonbee. Entrust everything to Him. I'll be praying for you, too. Soon you'll be fine. Big big hugs! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Such difficult news..I will send all the positive energy (prayers) I can and hope this will soon be only a difficult memory...stay strong Moonbee. BG

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 4:13:00 AM
    I'll most definitely pray for moonbee...God is in her favor!!

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 12:06:00 AM
    hi tim... i have friends and relatives who succumbed to this dreaded disease.. moonbee is be in my prayer list with high hopes of full recovery.. thanks for your concern!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:47:00 PM
    I don't know Moonbee, but this is a terrible thing for anybody to have to go through. My prayers are with you, Moonbee. YOu caught it early. That is something. May God see you through this. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:33:00 PM
    I remember her, Tim. Moonbee will be in my prayers. Everything will be fine. Sending my best wishes. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Moon bee I am so glad you are one of the sensible ones, who take care of their health. Sorry this dreadful disease has entered your life, thankfully you have caught it in time. May all the spirits,guide you to health...Seren

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Prayers for Moonbee: May she have a full recovery. May God protect and keep her strong. SuZ

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:43:00 PM
    I am sad for your friend MoonBee, my newest sweet friend. your a true friend Tim, for posting and letting us know how she is. She is in my prayers... I met her, and she is wonderful, and from what I hear lives, almost 2 hours away. I wish to meet her one day. She stopped by page with her lovely heart recently. thank you for introducing her to ME.. US... again.... xox~ Love Linda

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Thanks creative genius! You have always enthralled me with your original work! Hang in there, my friend! Your beautiful spirit is rare! I will ask my team in heaven to get productive on your behalf....they know the delight you have blessed me and many others around the world with! God Bless and Heal you! Love, jimbo

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:59:00 PM
    I am so sorry that your friend must face this and I will keep her in my prayers until she is well again. My daughter will be having a colon cancer operation on the 25th of this month. She has been on chemo and radiation and we are praying that she will beat it also. Love, Joyce

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