It has been nearly two full months since I have written a blog post. In fact I have barely written anything at all with the exception of notes to myself reminding me what I need to accomplish on any given day. I have been busy with work and with life just like everybody else. That never stopped me from writing before, so why now?
In October I lost one of my dearest friends to cancer. She was not just any friend. She was the friend who helped me find a way to climb out of the deep dark pit I was in after having lost my first husband to the same disease.
watched me spiral in and out of emotional ruins, never losing sight of the person I was beneath it all. She believed in God, she believed in me and sometimes she believed in God “for” me. Lynn
Even though I had known for nearly a year that the day may come when she would no longer be with us, somehow I wanted to believe different. I wanted to cling to the heart to heart conversations, the laughter and her “I Love Lucy” impersonations. I wanted to attend worship services with her and sing. I wanted
to show the world that cancer can be beat. I wanted all of that for her, but selfishly I wanted it for me. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing her friendship. Lynn
I have been in a bit of a fog where my creativity is concerned because I just don’t know what to write about. I thought maybe it was just my busyness. But I realized this week how much I looked forward to
’s e-mail which always followed one of my blog posts. This week as I was reflecting on this something occurred to me. Lynn encouraged me to always write from my heart and from my experience; that this would speak far more to people’s lives than researched topics. So that is what I set out to do when I began this blog. Why should I quit now? You are exactly right! I shouldn’t. Maybe, just maybe, someone will read even this simple little post and find hope or encouragement. I want that for you; for them. Lynn
Thank you for being patient with me during my writing absence. I hope that you will find something within the confines of this blog to encourage and inspire.
Amy Lynn Michael