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May 10, 2010

This Mother's HEART

Look what I got! Saturday's mail brought a smile and tears. This sweet canvas of "Momma and Chicks" was an unexpected, handmade gift from The Chubby Dove.

What could be any "tweeter" than this?

See my baby chick wearing a crown of life and skateboarding in the clouds?

'Thinking of my chick in Heaven...my sweet boy, Andrew.

'Loving the card he made me one year for Mother's Day.

'Holding hands in the sun, under a blue sky!

I love you, too, Son...with my whole HEART.


"I Love Mother's Day" 5k

My Girl & Me

Before the run

3.1 miles ~ Done!


Her HEART is always next to mine.

The pendant I am wearing is made from a recycled skateboard. Is that not the coolest?

My son ~ My deep thinker ~ My HEART beats for you!

"Life is Best Lived In the Company of Friends"
My very good friend and her sweet daughter ran the 5k with us.
Our "running club" name ~ MAD BootY Camp ~

"Yeah, we can take 'em."

Mothers & Daughters who run together have fun together!

Very Important Post Run Strategizing

"So they've got donuts, bagels, bananas and peanut butter over there..."


  1. What an amazing and beautiful gift Melanie! So thoughtful. A great post, congratulations to you and Audra on completing the run!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Oh Melanie. I have tears. What a special family you have. We are blessed, aren't we? Aah, I love love the card Andrew had made for you. I have many of those and treasure each and every one. Love the gift too. What a special gift. ((HUGS))

  3. Such a precious gift, I love it. Congrats on the race. I love you sis.

  4. What a special Mother's Day Melanie! God gave you just what you needed to choose JOY!

    [[HUGS]] Stephanie

  5. What a beautiful gift. She truly captured your heart in that painting and the heart of GOD! I love it.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  6. How neat is that picture? I LOVE IT...BLESSINGS AND HUGS

  7. Oh Melanie....this made me cry too....How very thoughtful this picture and gift is! The Lord works through HIS people and blesses you in such Tangible ways....HE LOVES YOU SO my friend!

    Bless you

  8. What a great gift....such a sweet treasure. It looks like you had fun on your run! I blogged about my "individual" run on Mother's Day. Thought of you and prayed for you each time yesterday:)

  9. What a run.....you finished....Woot Woot What a Woman.

    Love the pictures of your children and I thought it was such a beautiful thing that The Chubby Dove did, such an uplifting gift.

    Am so happy you had such a good Mothers Day, big hugs to you......:-)

  10. What a sweet gift. So glad you had a good Mothers Day.

  11. What a precious gift! So thoughtful. The recycled skateboard necklace...was it Andrew's skateboard? That is really cool. Congrats on your run! You need to come up to Atlanta and run the Peachtree with me sometime! :)

  12. Your life inspires me to live well. Thank you for sharing who you are and your heart for your family and Jesus here. It's life giving and it's making a difference.

    Praying for you still.

  13. That is so very thoughtful of the Chubby Dove. It is the *tweetest* thing. Brought the tears!

    Precious love letters from a boy to his mother. :)

  14. Hi Mel, we all keep precious gifts we receive from our children. They are our treasure. Hey you and daughter look like sisters. Blessings to your wonderful family.

  15. I'm looking for a desk similar to the one you got free..WOW..hope I find me a free one too,lol.

    That is the coolest with the necklace. I love that framed picture. How precious of Chubby Dove to cover you with such a blessing.

    Mel, I've been praying about starting to run. You have inspired me. When I see pics of you with your running gear on, it makes me want to get off this computer and start running..seriously.

    Just came to visit and catch up on some posts. I adore the pic of you and your daughter 'all cleaned up' after the race. BEautiful.