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Nov 23, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman 2.0

My New Blog Series ~

Proverbs 31 Woman 2.0
"Because virtue is always in vogue."

Proverbs 31:25 "Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!" ~ Amplified Bible

2.0 version:  "Her strength comes from the Lord and His faithfulness envelops her like a robe. In HIM alone, she finds a position of security; she is able to rejoice over the future, knowing she and her WHOLE family are more than ready for it."

Sunday, November 21, 2010, I had the honor of speaking publicly for the first time in my home church since the diagnosis of cancer and Andrew's departure to Heaven.
For those of you who have been following along on this journey with me for the past many months, I hope that you have seen me reveal my heart as honestly as I know how. Truly, the Lord Jesus has been my rescuer, my strength and security over and again. People who have not endured the grief of child loss talk about "closure." There is no closure. There is simply a new kind of patience. Patience to wait until that beautiful morning when the family reunion of all family reunions unfolds! I CAN rejoice in that, and our FAMILY is ready for it.
The link to hear "A Faith that Endures" is here:
As you'll hear on the video, as much as I want to honor my son, Andrew, I want MORE to honor my Lord.


  1. With tears streaming down my face I have just listened to your words and seen your heart. I am so moved, Melanie, and so aware that it is by the strength of our Lord that you are strong and moving forward.

    What an incredible, awesome testimony. I am humbled and blessed to have heard this today.

    And I just can't help but feel how deeply, deeply proud Andrew would be of his mom. Oh the chapters of our lives and how they play out... when God is in control... there is no waste, only His provision and His grace to continue and to sing His song again, after the night.

    Thank you.

  2. Oh Melanie I just finished watching this message and still the tears won't stop. What an incredible, awesome and moving testimony you have given to the mightyness of our God. I too want to have that kind of faith that endures to the very end. How you have blessed me today with all of this ~ I don't think I can even find the words. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I too am clapping for our Lord as we honor Him together. Hugs to you, Debbie

  3. Melanie I too heard after my adult brother was murdered that there will be closure. There is no closure, there is acceptance, acceptance of a life without him. Closure will come when we are together again, and it will be re-named heaven.


  4. Youer post always touch me...Happy Thanksgiving to you...I have missed you...

  5. Incredible Melanie. Beautiful, touching and encouraging. I am fighting for that faith right now and clinging to the promises God has made.

    I will be looking Him in the eyes a lot. Thank you my dear friend for being such an inspiration. I am praying for your family!