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Sep 15, 2010

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

I am getting ready and getting set to go! We leave for Maryland in a couple of days.

My girl and I are going together. She will sing and I will speak. (I'm singing, too.)

My girl and me...5/10
LaDon & Steve
We'll be staying with them. LaDon and I go waaaaay back. She and Steve are a great couple. Steve is the pastor of the church where I'll be speaking. He has invited me to speak with him in the Sunday a.m. services.

My boy, Avery and me...6/10
I'll be missing this boy while I'm gone.
And this man.

My One Fine Man and me...7/10

Sleepy Head Ted
 And this pup.

This boy I never leave behind because he is always in my heart. But I'm always missing him.

Andrew and his passion ~ skateboarding
Today marks nine months since Andrew left Earth for Heaven.
Nine Months.


  1. Praying you there, Melanie! I know the ladies will be blessed by you and your girl. Enjoy your visit with your sweet friends and knock their socks off!

  2. I'll be praying for you as you travel and especially praying for you today on the 9 month mark. You are truly God's messenger of hope. Thank you for being his gracious servant.

    hugs to you, sweet friend,

  3. Melanie, I pray that the Lord would prepare the hearts of the people who will hear your story. May the Lord give you His words to speak and that you will have such a peace about this. Andrew is always in your heart wherever you go. Your speaking is also Andrew's ministry.

    Thinking of you and praying for you Melanie.


  4. You will be in my prayers as always sis, love you.

  5. Hi,
    Will be praying for you. Beautiful photos!
    May you be a blessing to many.

  6. Will be thinking of you. Hope it's a time for refreshing and renewing for all involved! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I loved your comment!

  7. Praying - for the trip, for the speaking, for the singing, for the missing...

  8. I'll be praying too Melanie, for each one who hears you speak and both of you sing, and for your own hearts as you minister, that He would also minister to you.

  9. Saying prayers that your time speaking and sharing and singing with your girl is immensely blessed by the Lord.

  10. Wow, Melanie, your new blog look is just beautiful! LOVE the colors and the design. Very pretty...just like you. :)

    I hope your speaking engagement goes very well. May God use and bless you and your sweet girl mightily!

  11. I hope you have a blessed time!!! I like your new blog design!! I was thinking of Andrew as I ran mile 4 yesterday.

  12. So happy to see you going with your daughter. I have a boy Andrew's age who likes skateboarding as well. I admire your strength and I know it is the Lord holding you all up. When I lost my brother many years ago, I felt I lost my mother as well. It was hard to get her going again after the trauma even though her faith had always been great. She has since passed on to be with the Lord and there are no resentments because I know how difficult it is to lose a child. Even so, It's good to see you strengthening your relationships with those you love. God bless! You are always in my prayers and know that you and Andrew are a great inspiration. God bless, Lisa

  13. Melanie,
    How exciting for you and your girl. And to get to speak is so wonderful.

    Looking forward to hearing about all the wonderful ways God is going to move.....

    Love you friend~~Dawn

    Loved the video of Sweet Andrew!!!

  14. Prayers on the 9 month mark (I know I'm late by a day:( Anniversaries are always hard....stay strong, sweet Melanie!

  15. Beautiful pictures. I'll be praying for you as you travel and speak.

  16. First off, I'm LOVING your new look!! The blog is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Next, I'm excited, thrilled and so blessed about your first speaking engagement after so long.

    I'll continue praying you through, and also for the ladies that will hear your words. I just know their lives will never be the same.

    Breakthroughs are coming for many who will attend. (yes Lord!)

    My prayer for you right now:

    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

    Love you♥

  17. Melanie, my love and prayers are with you on your trip as you share the Lord with others and my heart is touched to see that video of your precious Andrew. Oh what a day of rejoicing it will be when you are all in heaven with him!!

    Love you.

  18. What precious women of God, you and your girl. All our prayers go with you, and on this, the ninth month since Andrew's going home.

    ~My love to you.

  19. I love the beautiful new layout of your blog. And I know you will bless the socks off the ladies at your speaking event. Be blessed!

  20. Melanie, I know the message the two of you carry will make a difference in a lot of lives. Have a safe trip, and have some fun too! laurie