Friday, February 26, 2016

Hello, Everyone!

Hi dear friends and readers!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me.  For the last 3 weeks, I have struggled with depression and a lack of interest on a general level, which is why you haven't seen any new posts from me.  The posts that appeared and were published were ones that I had done in advance (thankfully), so for the last three weeks I haven't made any new posts.

I have struggled with a lack of appetite for food and anything that I normally enjoy, which has been very difficult.  I have tried to be patient with myself and hoping that this was a stage of life that I am going through.  I feel a bit better today but am still not up to blogging.  I just wanted to make this post, because I know that many of you have been concerned for me and have been wondering how I am doing.

Please keep me in your prayers and thoughts, this has been the most difficult time in my life.

Thank you all so much once again for sticking with me.  Hugs and love to you all.

64 comments:

  1. My prayers are with you my friend. I know this struggle all too well.

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  2. A road I am traveling too. I hope things improve soon.

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  3. I think it is normal to have down times. Sometimes we physically wear down and or mentally wear down. I have events taking place that I think aren't bothering me but then I face it, yes this is really dragging me down. I hope you can keep ahead of it and take baby steps if you have to in order to work away from it. I find I place things in my way that really bother me when in reality it is something else that is causing my condition. Do take care as you are a special person and try to take care of that special on that you are.

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  4. I wondered what had happened when your posts stopped. Please know I'm thinking good thoughts for your recovery. We'll all be here whenever you feel up to posting again.

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  5. You've been in my prayers for a very long time. I hope you feel better soon. ♥♥♥

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  6. Dear Linda- I will be praying for you sweet friend. Wish I was close enough to give you a hug. Sending you one via cyberspace. Xo xo !



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  7. My dearest Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that you have been feeling this low. You have my email, feel free to message me if you need to talk... I'm a good listener. Just yesterday I was wondering why I had not seen posts from you and I planned to message you this weekend (crazy year end in payroll here)... I'll send out prayers of course, just know that many people care about you xox (((HUGS)))♡

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  8. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry! I understand this so very well and it breaks my heart to hear of your struggle with it too. You are such a sweet and compassionate person, and I've always appreciated the way you've reached out to me to offer support on more than one occasion. I will be praying for you dear friend. Hugs.

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  9. Douce pensée pour toi ma belle Linda ✿

    Je t'embrasse fort et bon week end

    Manon

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  10. My prayers are with you Linda.
    A part from been patient, you need to take care.
    Hope soon you feel better.
    Ambar

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  11. Dear Linda!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your problems. I hope that things goes better for you in the future!

    Hugs

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  12. Hugs and love to you, dear Linda. Miss you...

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  13. I'm so sorry you have been unwell, and I hope you are able to find some help for your depression.

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  14. Dear Linda, I followed a beautiful comment you left at my poor neglected poetry blog. And wanted to thank you so much for your encouraging words.
    I pray that you will find peace and healing soon. Depression is a scary and lonely path but so many can relate to what you write here. I have struggled with ill health including depression for the last year and a half and I have had depression in different forms during other parts of my life too. Every time I wondered if I would come through but I did often healthier and happier than before. I try to remember this when things get tough. One thing I always say to people and I'm sorry if you've already done this but I have found depression has sometimes been linked to imbalances such as a low thyroid/ iron levels, hormone or Vitamin D or B12 levels so a full blood analysis can be a good idea, especially if low mood has just come out of the blue. Take care and rest as much as you need to xx

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  15. You are good to let us know how you are so we can pray for a return of energy and a lifting of depression for you.

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  16. So pleased to see a post from you. Pleasing to read you are feeling a little improved. Time heals so it's said.

    Look after yourself and know that we all are saying prayers for you.

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  17. Hi Linda,
    I went through one for a long time during my younger years but soldiered on. Believing in yourself helps; prayers definitely.

    You write well and your blog inspires me. Do carry on with it...

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  18. Glad to hear that you are feeling some what better. I will continue to pray for you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  19. (((((((HUGS))))))) hoping that depression continues to decrease. Love, de

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  20. I am sorry that you are going through this, depression is a horrible illness

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  21. I'm sending positive vibes to you. Keep being positive knowing that you are loved. Take care.

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  22. Dear Linda, so sorry to hear what you are going through and sorry I haven't been by to visit your blog lately. I'm glad you didn't miss me since you haven't posted anything for 3 weeks. I'm so amazed that you were able to pre-organize so many posts. I'm lucky if I can get 1-2 up ahead of time. I know a funny movie can't cure depression but it does the body and mind good to laugh a lot. So if you can, please try to get some funny movies out of the library and watch them often. Hugs. xx

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  23. Párek12:41 AM

    Dear Linda, this time of the year is hard to many people. It is funny as after a long dark period (at least here in Finland) one should finally wake up and be merry. Spring is coming and things are getting better, as always. Don't worry Linda, you are loved and knowing that surely will help you to see how life is wonderful and nice. You are going to feel better every day, believe me. Hugs. Love, Pirita

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  24. Un saluto dal Piemonte, Italia, dove oggi la pioggia spegne i primi accenni di primavera.

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  25. I know you've heard it before....
    'Chin up'. and 'Onwards and Upwards'.

    AND....Don't worry about new posts...
    There are lots of lovely ones to look
    back on...And, enjoy again! :).
    Thankyou for those anyway!

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  26. I wish you strength in these difficult times Linda. Dear greetings from Edward.

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  27. Hugs and love back to you! I don't know you really well, but I wanted to tell you that I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

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  28. Take care, thinking of you Diane

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  29. Hello Linda, sending my prayers for you. I am so sorry you are not feeling well, sending some positive vibes and hugs your way. Happy Saturday!

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  30. I'm sorry to read about what you are going through. It's raining now, but sun will eventually come shining. I hope it's gonna happen soon for you. Hugs xo

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  31. Susan8:05 AM

    Hi Linda.

    I know it is a tough period in one's life. I too said the same thing a short while ago. This is the hardest time of my life. I am close to you in age. I know a few reasons why I am feeling this way... It is hard to work around... you must try however as it can spiral I believe. I must tell you I don't subscribe to many posts, writers or bloggers but have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming each morning with yours. Hugs to you.

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  32. Hyvä ystäväni Linda. Olen pahoillani kuulla sinun ongelmista
    Toivottavasti on vähän parempi olo.Rukoukset ovat kanssanne.
    Isot voimahalit siunauksiin rakas Linda :)

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  33. Dear Linda, I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. You have a lot of friends in the blogging world who care about you and there's nothing better than friends. I shall look forward to your upcoming posts. You certainly have my best wishes!

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  34. Thanks for making the effort to publish this post today, Linda. We HAVE been concerned. Now we know how best to pray.

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  35. We are all thinking of you, and sending our support—hopefully you will soon be up and going strong, and back to your blog!

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  36. Oh, my dearest Linda, I've been missing you so much !
    I was so afraid and worried and didn't know whom to ask about your health, and prayed for you to come back !

    Take care, sweetie
    come back to blogging when you're feeling better,
    sending dear love to you
    Dany

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  37. Prend tout le temps qu'il te faut ma belle Linda et surtout, soigne-toi bien! Je suis avec toi de tout coeur! Bise et bon samedi tout doux!

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  38. Hi, Linda. This is Jeremy Kirk, one of your old pals from the FB days. I just want to let you know that I've been getting email notifications of your posts all these years, and I sometimes stop in and am made happy just knowing that you have established this blog. And everyone here enjoys your consistent encouragement, and we know that you need it too. I just wanted to stop by and say how much I like you, and sorry you're going through a depression. I hope that things get brighter through the weekend and that you have a great week!

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  39. Dear Linda,

    I wish you all the best. It show you are a very organised blogger. Top.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  40. Sending you well wishes for a brighter tomorrow!

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  41. You always make us feel SO good with your amazing videos and quotes that we can always relate to and now I feel so bad that we couldn't be there for you when you needed us!! We're here for you whenever you want us!!!
    I'm sending you lots of hugs and yes...prayers going your way...

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  42. Miss you Linda, but I understand. It has been hard for me, but I keep plugging away. Take your time.
    Deb

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  43. I hope you feel better soon. See your doctor for advice if you need it.

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  44. Hope you feel stronger soon Linda, take care...

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  45. So many of us out here struggle with the same issue. I, personally, KNOW how it is. Just know that we are all here for you. You bring such joy to our lives and you work so hard on your lovely blog. Take as much time as you need. Don't feel guilty. Don't rush. Please know that we love you and we understand. Wishing you peace and joy and so much love.

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  46. So sorry, dear, to read this. Yes, I will pray that the enemy gets his hands off you sweet child of the risen Lord. May the darkness cease, appetite return very soon. Love you.

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  47. I hope you get well soon, Linda!
    Better days will come... Take your own time!
    We are always here for you!...
    Take care!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  48. Hi,
    You are not alone, we all go through such phases in are lives now and then. However, I know you will bounce back and be your normal self again.
    You will always be in my prayers. God bless!

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  49. Take care there, hope you will be back in action soon. God bless, cheers!

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  50. Hi Linda, I know how it feel, believe yourself it will pass, I just had a bad one not long ago. Thank GOD, get it out moan about it help me get it back to normal me. Writeout is my medi. It work everytime. I cut down my time on my laptop now, too much nearly kill me. I know it's hard. I don't visit your blog often, but your blog makes me smile nearly everytime. You take care, Linda! Mei

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  51. Prends bien soin de toi Chère Linda.
    Reviens nous vite en bonne santé.
    Toutes mes pensées vont vers toi. A très bientôt

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  52. Thank you for this post, positive thoughts are with you, I like everyone else wish a giant move toward feeling better soon. Big hugs xxoo Lynn

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  53. Always thinking of you, L ... always ... Love, cat.

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  54. Linda solo decirte que te repongas pronto y que venzas a tu enfermedad, tratando de llevar con humor y entereza.
    Con permiso un beso y un fuerte abrazo para ti.

    Saludos.

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  55. Thinking of you, dear Linda, and sending you positive vibes.

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  56. Hi Linda! Hope you are fine and well by now. Do take care.

    I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you.

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  57. Sending you lots and lots of feel better, vibes.

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  58. I was just wondering why you haven't popped by. Oh dear, hope you're ok. Speedy recovery, Linda! xoxo

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  59. prends bien soin de toi Linda..

    à bientôt

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  60. A big hug to you Linda:)

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  61. I was sorry to hear that you have not b en feeling well. My prayer for you is that your health improves soon and you feel a lot better.

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  62. It's good to hear from you. Praying and trusting this period of darkness will be dispersed by the Light within. Hugs!

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  63. appreciate the update, love you.

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  64. I completely understand, Linda! I feel badly that I missed that you were going through such a difficult time. But I was in the same place. Sending you hugs and love.

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