Candid Reflections

March 20, 2009


Filed under: Cup of Blessings — candid reflections @ 6:02 pm


Kicking back, and feeling overwhelmingly and undeservedly loved by precious friends and family who pray… cook delicious meals… clean neglected bathrooms… wrangle rambunctious youngins… care for horses, a goat, and dogs & cats… wash and fold loads of unsightly laundry… send delightful cards & flower bouquets, gifts of music, reading materials/websites, & movies for my cabin-fevered mind… take the time to call & visit… chauffeur me to therapy appointments… and send delightful tea blends to soothe my soul.  How else could a girl with an injured pelvis and the last several weeks on crutches have survived, emotionally or physically?  There’s just no way!                             .


  1. I’m so glad you posted! I’ve missed you! There’s no one to deserve it then you! Enjoy it!!!

    Comment by Dori — March 20, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  2. Hey you! It’s good to see you up and around; here and on your crutches. :o)

    Comment by Nancy — March 21, 2009 @ 6:26 am

  3. Thank you Dori and Nancy! It’s so wonderful to be greeted by you both this morning!
    no longer MIA… I’ve got things I’m itchin’ do 😉

    Comment by candid reflections — March 21, 2009 @ 6:46 am

  4. Oh Michelle,it is so good to see a post from you! You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers everyday! I hope that your recovery is going well,it sounds like you have lot’s of help and love…Can you believe that spring is finally here? Hopefully we will see the sunshine soon 🙂 Love and hugs for you!


    Comment by Cierra — March 21, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  5. Hi Cierra,
    Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers, recovery is going so much better than expected, and I know that’s how!
    Spring and summer… I’m so excited! With them come wedding season, and I get to shoot my first one of the season in two months, yay!
    Love & hugs to you!

    Comment by candid reflections — March 22, 2009 @ 6:33 am

  6. i’ve missed your posts, so glad you are doing better. I love the beautiful pictures of flowers you took, I just love this time of year. God has been so good, it is awesome to see all He is doing to take care of you and your family. Keep relaxing and drinking lots of tea!

    Comment by allison — March 23, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

  7. Hey Allison! 🙂 Thank you, and you’re so right, God is good.

    Comment by candid reflections — March 24, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

  8. Michelle,
    I’ve often thought and prayed for you over the past few weeks…my kids ask about you constantly-who this woman is they’ve prayed for. 🙂
    I wish/pray/send you a speedy recovery and I hope you finally feel like the princess everyone sees you as!


    Comment by Erin P. — March 24, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  9. Yay!! You’re back 🙂 I’ve missed your posts. Been checkin’ most every day to see when you’ll be back on here. I hope you’re feeling tons better. The kids and I have kept you and your family in our prayers. Hope to see you soon. We are so overdue for our next family photo session. Maybe in the summer?

    Comment by Kristie — March 24, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

  10. Oh Erin! Thank you so much for praying for me, and for your kind words and wishes.
    And please give those adorable kids of yours a great big hug from me!

    Kristie, I’ve missed your comments! Thanks for checking in here, just knowing that you do makes me want to blog even the more! I’m so grateful for your prayers for our family.
    As far as summer goes, you’re on!

    Comment by candid reflections — March 24, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  11. Hi Michelle,

    I was visiting your site on a whim to see if were possibly getting around to your normal self again 🙂 I think of you every day and hope that each day brings you more and more strength. I’d offer to help, but I have my hands full x2!! When the boys are a few weeks older, I’d love to bring them by for a visit. I’m anxious to start getting out of the house myself! Take care 🙂

    Comment by Shawn — March 25, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

  12. Shelby you are such a strong and amazing woman, I love you!

    Comment by Sister Sue — March 25, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

  13. Thank you Shawn,
    I would love to have you for a visit…I am so ready to meet those little cuties of yours! I enjoyed the pics you sent of them. I’ve been thinking of you alot, and I’m so anxious to hear the story of Caden and Colton’s arrival! Get strong so you can come over soon!

    Girl, I’m a whimp and you know it!
    I love you.
    P.S. Thanks for not gaging at the sorry sight of me today 😉

    Comment by candid reflections — March 25, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

  14. i was wondering where you were! sorry about your injury… thankfully it sounds like you have a bunch of great people around you to help! glad that you are back and feeling better!
    Lacie B

    Comment by lacie b — March 31, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  15. Hi Michelle,
    I’m so glad to see you posting on your blog again! Abigail and I have sent you tons of prayers and have thought of you each and every day. Our friend, U, fills me in on how you’re doing. She tells me that you are doing amazingly well!! I, too, can’t wait for you to take some pics of Abby again. Maybe this summer?
    Thinking of you,

    Comment by Erika — April 8, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  16. Hi Erika.
    Thanks so much for all of your prayers… I’m weaning off the crutches now and it’s wonderful! I told my husband that as soon as I can, I want to sign up for ballroom dancing lessons… I’ve sat around on my rump long enough! 😉
    I look forward to seeing you soon!
    P.S. I would love to photograph Abby this summer!

    Comment by candid reflections — April 11, 2009 @ 9:37 am

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