Mariane, dear heart, I totally understand what you are saying, and I'm so sorry you have physical problems.
I don't know how many people will come here. I don't think anyone really does. And with our busy lives and other interests, I don't know how often the ones who do will be able to. BUT, despite my long, unexcused absence, I never forgot any of you. I was even able to keep up, to some degree, with the ones who are not on FB because of messages I received or just seeing FB posts. I know I have missed important events in people's lives, but I never missed praying when I saw something of importance.
This reminds me a little of our pastor. He often says if there is even just one person he thinks might want to come and hear a message, he's going to preach it. I hope The Porch is like that. As long as there is one person who wants to come here, I hope it is left open.
I will have days when I can't be here. I am writing a sequel to my first book, and my self discipline sometimes stinks, frankly. I have to limit myself to how much "goofing around" I can do when I'm at the computer. And that's just so ya know.
Coming back here feels good, though. It's fun and I'm sorry I missed so much. Thank you, Mariane, for opening this porch for all of us.