In Honor of #RRBC’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, Meet Author, Robbie Cheadle and all her #books! #RAOK @RRBC_Org @BakeandWrite @RobertaEaton17

I’m sure Robbie Cheadle has been at my place before, but today, I’d like to shine a light on her and her written works, in honor of RRBC’S RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY!

Friends, meet my dear friend, Robbie…

Robbie Cheadle

Robbie is such a generous, loving and caring person, there was no way I was going to let this day go by, without sharing her (again) with all of you!

Robbie has so many books, that I can’t list them all here for you, but click…

HERE to visit her Amazon Author Central Page!

HERE to visit her RRBC Author Page

Robbie recently submitted a piece for our MEMORIES OF MOM Rave Soup For The Writer’s Soul Anthology, 2022 at RRBC, and here is just a snippet of her piece called THE NEW BABY…

When I was a little girl of nearly four years old, my sister, Catherine, was born. She arrived eight weeks early, which meant that when my mother came home from the hospital, she didn’t bring my new baby sister with her.

Catherine was admitted into the neonatal ward with all the other premature babies. The hospital was strict about visitors and little girls of four years old carried germs, so I was not allowed to visit my new sister. My mother and father visited her every day and when they came home, they told me all about her.

“Catherine is tiny,” said Dad. He held out his large hand. “She fits into the palm of my hand.”

“Your little sister weighs less than a bag of sugar,” said Mom. She lifted a 2.5-kilogram bag of white sugar out of the cupboard and laid it in my arms so I could experience how little Catherine weighed.

The bag felt heavy to me, but if Mom and Dad said the baby was small then it must be true.

Everyday my mother expressed milk into a bottle and took it to the hospital for the tiny baby.

“Catherine is too weak to breast feed.” Mom showed me the bottle containing a small amount of milk. “She is being fed through a needle into a vein in her head.” One afternoon when my mother came home from the hospital, she told me the needle feeding Catherine had slipped and the baby’s face had swollen up with fluid.

That night I woke up sweating and shivering. I lay in the dark thinking about my nightmare. In my dream, a miniature baby with a swollen head was chasing me. “I want to kiss you, Robbie,” the baby cried, holding out her thin arms.

I prayed: “Thank you, God, for sending me a sister. I don’t mind being an only child though, so would you please take her away and give her to another girl who really wants a baby sister?”

To read the rest of Robbie’s story, do pick up your copy of MEMORIES OF MOM, Rave Soup For The Writer’s Soul Anthology, 2022!

Memories of Mom Amazon Cover

Please share this post about Robbie all over your social media forums!  I think she’s amazing, and this is my little way of showing you just how amazing she is!

SUPPORT HER!

54 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this fragment and for featuring dear Robbie in your blog. She is so talented, and this story reminded me of my goddaughter, who spent a month in an incubator as she was tiny when she was born as well. It must have been so scary for a girl her age!

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  2. Oh Robbie. That must have been so traumatic for a little girl of just four. -hugs-

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  3. So nice to see Robbie spotlighted here. This is a well deserved acknowledgement to Robbie and all her accomplishments. 🙂

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  4. What a wonderful post, Nonnie. It’s great to see Robbie in the spotlight. She is a lovely person and such a gifted writer.
    ~Lauren

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  5. Love the cover of the book. Those are quintessential moms.

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  6. A beautiful story with a lovely portrait

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  7. Wonderful to hop over from Robbie’s re-blog of your gift of honouring her this way.. Robbie is one special lady for sure.. This is a beautiful tribute in her honour..
    ❤ Sue

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  8. That was the most genuine and heartfelt memory story. Robbie is so much admired and loved by everyone who knows her. Toni x

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  9. Great to find Robbie at your place today, Nonnie! 💞 Congratulations, dear Robbie!

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  10. Congratulations to Robbie on this wonderful memory of her little sister’s birth and homecoming! And congratulations to all the contributors to the anthology!!

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    • Thank you, Liz. It was a most interesting experience for me to revisit my young childhood. Catherine’s birth is very vivid in my memory.

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      • You’re welcome, Robbie. From the way you wrote about it, I can see why it was so memorable.

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  11. Robbie is amazing! This story sounds wonderful and I look forward to reading it in its entirety.

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    • Hello Darlene, thank you for visiting me here. I really enjoyed writing this story, such fun to revisit that memory. 💞

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  12. Reblogged this on Pattys World.

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  13. Daniel Kemp

    This is a great little post about a very lovely lady.

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  14. My older daughter expressed similar misgivings about the arrival of her sister she soon saw the advantages of big sisterdom. (K)

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    • Hi Kerfe, I also came to appreciate my sister. We played the most amazing games together. When Hayley and Laura came along they were my ‘live’ dolls and I dressed them up and played games with them.

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      • And I know you all are close. I only had brothers, but luckily I’m great friends with their wives.

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      • That is wonderful to hear, Kerfe.

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  15. Another Robbie fan here…Her energy, patience, talent and imagination are astounding in so many directions. “Keep on doing what you do, Robbie. You’re a winner!” Thanks Marje. Hugs xx

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  16. Great post about Robbie, Nonnie. I’ve known Robbie through our blogs for a long while, but I hadn’t heard this story. Robbie, you do a great job showing the thoughts and emotions of a 4-year-old. 🙂

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  17. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    Thank you to Nonnie Jules and the team at RRBC for this lovely post for Random Acts of Kindness Day. I am delighted to be a contributor to RRBC’s latest anthology, Memories of Mom, with a short story about my memories of the premature birth of my sister, Catherine.

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  18. What a wonderful post, Nonnie! Robbie is always so supportive of others. I’m happy to see the light shining on her now. 🙂

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  19. This is wonderful! Robbie is an incredible writer. I particularly liked “A Ghost and his Gold.” I learned so much about history that I didn’t know. Thanks, Nonnie!

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    • Hi Wanda, thank you for your lovely comment and for your wonderful endorsement of A Ghost and His Gold.

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  20. So deserved, Robbie is an absolute gem. ❤

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  21. Hi Nonnie, thank you so much for this wonderful post. I am so delighted to be part of this anthology. I am sorry I couldn’t make the Tuesday discussion but I was still at work at that time. I have my copy of this book and look forward to reading all the stories.

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  22. petespringerauthor

    Another fan of Robbie here. She always takes the time to share a kind word and makes time for her fellow bloggers.

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  23. A great tribute to Robbie Well done Nonnie.

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  24. I loved Robbie’s story in MEMORIES OF MOM Rave Soup For The Writer’s Soul Anthology, 2022! Robbie, you’re an amazing writer and you’re so supportive. Nonnie, thank you for sharing Robbie Cheadle with us today!

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  25. Reblogged this on PTL Perrin Writes… and commented:
    In honor of RRBC’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, Nonnie Jules shines a light on Robbie Cheadle, an amazing author and great person! And for your reading pleasure, a snippet from Robbie’s entry in RRBC’s latest anthology…

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  26. A talented author and supportive club member, Robbie surely deserves our support!

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  27. A well-deserved tribute to Robbie who is always a pleasure at RRBC!

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  28. I am a total Robbie Cheadle fan girl here!

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