In the past couple weeks I've run into people inquiring about the blog. Some have asked, "Lisa, have you been blogging? I miss my daily inspiration." Another shared, "I just wanted to let you know I haven't been receiving my daily notifications in my inbox for the blog, not sure if something isn't working but wanted to let you know I miss it." These two comments aren't alone yet they stand out because they are from people I love and cherish. Their words encourage me and remind me of why I started this blog.
Through reflection and prayer I thought about their words...I was reminded of my mom. If you have followed the blog for some time, you know my writing has been inconsistent since my mom's passing in September of 2015.
My mom was the first to read my blog, emailed me if there were PUGS in need of repair, and let me know, "That was a good one." This is the same reason I've struggled to write in general, Mom was my first editor. She provided valuable and honest (VERY honest) feedback.
Here's the deal, "Keeping it Real", I've used my Mom's passing and my grief as a crutch long enough.
It's time to write, to blog, & to create for a few reasons:
1) I MISS it - we shouldn't do something because others want us to, instead, we should want to do it and have a passion to do so. It is both therapeutic and enjoyable, I've missed it.
2) You are missing it - my readers, you, have been reaching out and asking
3) I can't hide or wallow any longer, it's time to move forward, after all, this was a theme prior to my mom's passing...she told me, "Keep writing, don't stop." To write is to honor her.
I know this isn't the first blog to say "I'm back" yet there is something different in my heart this time as I type these words. Not to say I didn't want to before yet in the past I planned to write/blog because others wanted me to, not because I felt called to write. This is the change...the drive behind the writing.
I don't plan to write more because you want me to...I'm writing more because it's a calling and one I miss. May the Holy Spirit guide my fingers, thoughts, and use these words to touch your hearts.
I've missed you...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323