The Hope Journey


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Ann-Marie glared at the result in her hand, and her heart skipped a bit. That wasn’t what she was expecting. How could I beat cancer and then find out that I have coronary heart disease? she thought in despair as her eyes clouded with tears, she ground her teeth, determined to beat the new monster in her body.

‘I’m so sorry,’ the doctor said and watched her ambled out of his office…


Sharon rushed through traffic, her face beaming with pleasure. At long last, after years of trying, the doctor had finally confirmed her suspicion; she was three weeks pregnant. Countless IVFs couldn’t do the trick, she got pregnant when she least expected…


Roman walked through the park, lost in thought. He was still trying to cope with the death of Jake, his best friend. Jake had jumped from the sixth floor of his hotel. It was sad that he was with him a day before the tragedy; yet Roman saw nothing amiss. If only I could rewind time, he thought aloud as his eyes brimmed with tears. Then he remembered the lost look in the eyes of Jake’s mother, and his feet seemed to have a life of their own as they pushed him forward. He could still save another life…


Nathan could hardly believe his ears. He is finally free, there was no more cancer. As he took out his phone, his eyes involuntarily seek out a nurse, pushing a girl in a wheel chair down the hospital hall; she was roughly the same age as his 10-year-old daughter and by the looks of things, she’s having chemo…

NP: although some of these stories are just figments of my imagination; there are elements of reality there. I’ve had friends who had gone through cancer, life – changing situations but one thing stood out: they never gave up hope, and most of them emerged victorious in the face of seemingly insurmountable problems. In the words of Emily Dickinson, the American poet, I quote:

‘Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.’

So, never give up hope… 🙂

Have a pleasant week my friends!

Much love, always!



35 comments on “The Hope Journey

  1. Wonderful stories; I was totally engrossed! I wish you had developed each story more… Hope makes life worth living. Thanks for this uplifting post and do have a great week too Seyi.

  2. Al says:

    “Hope springs eternal” I love this post Seyi. Thank you. Have a great week.

  3. Wonderful message. Always hope.

  4. RoSy says:

    Hope & faith. Sometimes that’s all that’s left to keep our sanity.

    You too have a wonderful week Seyi Sandra.

  5. ledrakenoir says:

    Very well written… 🙂

    Probably things aren’t hopeless before we give up hope… 🙂

  6. All too true and real – sadly.

  7. Sherri says:

    Ahh, I just found a card from an old friend with that very same Emily Dickinson quote written on it with a beautiful sketch of a bird. So if you see me using it on a blog post I hope you won’t think I’m copying you! This is a beautiful post, as always, Seyi, and yes, so long as we have faith, hope and love then we have everything. I hope for you too a wonderful, productive and successful week my friend. Much love and blessings to you 🙂

  8. I was so much carried away, Sandra. 🙂

  9. Ste J says:

    What moving stories, the happy and sad, the devastating and the ecstatic. It is a rich tapestry the lives we see every day in passing or that we see first hand. Hope is sometimes difficult to come by but posts like this really affirm that life is wondrous and from the bad can come good.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I’m glad you saw what I was trying to do with the stories. Life is never straight forward. Many light years ago when my first son passed; it seemed as if that was the end of the world. But I held on to the hope of seeing again someday; and God blessed me with three gorgeous kids. Hope is not merely feelings; it’s akin to the strength and courage needed to live daily in spite of glaring uncertainties.

      I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your week my friend! I appreciate your visit, always! 🙂

  10. Noted in Nashville says:

    I love Emily Dickinson, and I love these vignettes! One of my favorites ways to write, and favorite things to read are snippets of stories. It leaves a world of possibilities open . . . just like hope. 🙂

  11. Karyl says:

    Thanks for the positive messages and for the follow! 🙂

  12. go to this blog is always a pleasure !!!

  13. Your writings are soooo beautiful and thought provoking. God has blessed you with a tremendous talent for sure. Keep allowing him to use to the utmost. Val ♥

  14. reocochran says:

    Great and lovely messages! Sometimes, it cannot be helped to have sadness. There aren’t all happy endings, but we can hope for them for our loved ones, friends and even, the world! Smiles, Robin

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