Couldn’t stay away…

Well I’m back blogging again, quicker than I expected.  After the news I received today, I feel like I can’t just waste my time feeling sorry for myself.  I am facing a physical battle right now, which has caused me to think seriously about my life and what I should be doing at the moment.

Whenever we’re faced with something that could possibly take us from this world, I think most of us generally start taking life a little more serious.  We often straighten up and start acting the way we should, because we realize that we may not have much time left to leave a lasting impression on this world.  And don’t we always hope that when we finally do go, that we will leave a good impression?  Well, I certainly do… and I feel like I need to live out my God given purpose in this life, because I know it’s what I’ve been called to do.

Taking yesterday off from blogging just about killed me.  I still wrote a poem, I still journaled, and I also wrote a trillion other things that just needed to escape my brain.  Now that I think about it, I probably wrote more yesterday than I normally do.  Most of it isn’t anything I would ever share with anyone, but it was good to have a day to write about how I was feeling and just kind of let it all go.

Writing for me has become very therapeutic and I’ve realized that without sharing it with all of you, it sort of takes away some of the fun of writing in the first place.  I don’t have a crowd of people at home that I can talk to, and so you guys have really become like family to me.  It’s normally very quiet here, but after yesterday…  I realized how quiet it really is, and how truly lost I would be if I didn’t have all of you to talk to here on WP.

So with that said… this regularly scheduled program of “putting my feet in the dirt” is back.  I just want to say one more thing before I end this post; please don’t be too concerned about my health.  I know I’m in good hands.  Jesus has saved me from so many terrible situations in my life already, and I know this is just another one of those times which I will get through.  Have a very Happy 4th of July weekend and don’t stop living the life that God has called you to live.  He has a plan and a purpose for every single one of us.  Find your purpose and live it!

Love, ~M  xo

47 responses to “Couldn’t stay away…

  1. I am soooooooo happy!!!! Not that you’re facing a health issue but that your words will fill my eyes!! Love you! ❤️

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Put your trust in Him, and the rest will follow.

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  3. Thanks Dorinda…. I’m sorry for my abrupt departure. Life just got overwhelming. Love you too! xo

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  4. Welcome back! Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

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  5. Thank you… I really appreciate that! Couldn’t leave my fellow Wisconsinite to blog all by himself! 😉

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  6. Thank you! You too… 🙂

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  7. Welcome back, I’m glad you decided to come back.

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  8. Thank you Yinglan. Now to catch up on reading all the posts I’ve missed! 😉

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  9. Welcome back! Whatever you are going through, don’t go through it alone. I know the Lord is always with you, but I mean people, too. We all need some friends. 🙂

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  10. Thanks IB… Yeah it’s been hard for me to make many friends. We’re a military family and so we tend to move around a lot. Plus I home school the kids, so I don’t get out very often. I only have a couple family members here in Wisconsin, and they live about an hour away. It gets lonely, but that’s where blogging has helped immensely.

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  11. LOL, well at least you have an excuse! Apparently I’m just obnoxious 🙂

    I’m glad blogging helps. It helps me, too.

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  12. Lol… Oh you don’t seem obnoxious to me at all! 😉 I do sometimes regret not keeping in touch with my family and friends who live in other states. I just don’t do well with too many long distant relationships. After awhile, people stop keeping in touch, and then I sort of feel like why should I bother. I know I should try harder, but when it’s 5 – 10 years between seeing most of them, it’s really hard.

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  13. Michelle, so glad you are back. Your departure was eye opening to me. I realized how important goodbyes are. Having a chance to say that you are more than words on the blog. You do have good words, but there really are lots of good words out there. There is only one Michelle Cook inviting us to put our feet in the dirt. See my prints. They’re imprints of feet that are sort of large and flat footed but they have done a wonderful job of taking care of me. So I’ll not complain. Welcome back, glad the recess was short. 😀

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  14. I was so worried about you, Michelle, and I’m so glad that you’re back. Take care of your health, your happiness, and surround yourself with people who love you. ❤ And if writing helps, by all means keep writing. We'll keep reading 🙂

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  15. Thanks D. I’m really sorry I made you worry. I’m working on getting well and I’m hopeful. 🙂

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  16. Now I’m about to cry… this is so kind of you to say. Thank you Oneta… You’re so sweet. 🙂

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  17. I’m in Illinois, so not that far away if/when you need something. You are so positive and spiritual I know you will do well, but writing is like breathing to you and I think you must do it ❤

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  18. Wonderful, Michelle. ❤

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  19. Thank you… you’re so sweet to offer… we live close to the Illinois border. Janesville… and you’re absolutely right, writing is like breathing to me. I just can’t give it up. It will be the death of me if I do. I know I’ll be ok and I’m going to be seeing a counselor soon. I think that will really help me.

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  20. I’m glad. But I’m serious about the offer. Please ask for something if you need it from me and feel free to email me whenever!

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  21. Thank you! I certainly will! ❤

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  22. Oh Michelle, you just made this great day that much better! I thank the Lord for that and for you, always. Welcome back!!!

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  23. Thanks Dustin. I’m getting outside and going hiking tomorrow. I know I won’t be able to go far, but hubby is taking me to a park that has a river that runs alongside of it. I’m looking forward to enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Have a Happy 4th!

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  24. It’s okay, Michelle, as long as we find ourselves again 🙂

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  25. I was hopeful you would be back. I thought and did write private to you. If you need help with what is going on physically, feel free to contact me. I have dealt with more physical ailments then anyone should have to, between my own, clients and family.

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  26. Thank you for concern Paul. I think I’ll be fine. My doctor is sending me an hour away from where I live to one of the very best hospitals around. I’ve been there before when my daughter had heart trouble and I feel confident that I will get the best care possible.

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  27. OK, I am having some scary issues myself and my home life is not helping and I too look to WP as family and get an offer help here.:)

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  28. Hope you’ll be better soon! 🙂

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  29. Welcome back =) And here I thought I just sent you a goodbye wish. I am glad to hear that you are returning 😊

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  30. I couldn’t stay away. You have all stolen my heart! Lol…. Had to cone back for it! 😉

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  31. I am so glad that you couldn’t stay away.

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  32. I had a bad night last night and forced myself out today and had a not so hot day but it could have been worse.

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  33. Sorry to hear that. I’ll be praying and I’m not just saying that. I really will be. 🙂

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  34. I was worried, and I’m very glad you’re back!

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  35. Thank you… I’m glad to be back. 🙂

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  36. Nice that you have come back and are sharing with us again. Let your blog and followers circle you with strength. Best wishes as you tackle your health issues.

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  37. Thank you so much Mary. You made my day! ❤️

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  38. You’re welcome my dear friend

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