Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun Friday:)

Is it Friday already???? Well, yes it is, so welcome to Fun Friday. On Fridays I'll be posting identical entries on my blogs. These entries will not be too serious, but hopefully be a little lighter and bring a smile to your face.

As I try to think of something fun to write about, I'll just write some random thoughts.


Oh yea, and before I do that, let me say a whoppin' THANK YOU to you who wrote 10 Great Things about yourself from earlier this week. I prayed and thanked God for you and each of your fine qualities. You are truly beautiful people! God Bless You!


And, thanks for the comments that came in yesterday in response to my devo, My Thoughts vs. God's Word. Who knew that I would need those Truths so desperately today! (Well, God did) I came under a little criticsm today and I needed those Truths. I'm sad so many women can relate to all I've shared, but I have to admit that it is comforting to know I'm not alone.
A few people asked where they could find my magazine article on my experience with anxiety and depression. It will be featured in the November, 2008 issue of the P31 Woman. I guess I wasn't too clear about that.
Some exciting news that I wasn't going to announce, but I guess I will. I'm starting ANOTHER blog. Yes, as if I don't have enough of them already. The Lord has impressed my heart to reach out to teen girls. The recent writing responses confirmed what I thought God wanted me to do for some time. I'll get more into the story behind it all over the next few weeks. But on August 25th, I'll launch a new blog, "Beautiful Girl", specifically for teen girls. Details to follow:)


Speaking of a "Beautiful Girl", tomorrow is Hayley Grace's birthday. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!! My sweet daughter turns 7 and I can't believe it. I opened today with the words, "Is it Friday already?" now I feel like saying, "Is she 7 already?" Where did those years go? She's growing up to be such a strong, dramatic :), sweet, kind, and beautiful girl. Thank you Lord for giving us Hayley Grace. We were finished having kids, but You weren't. What an amazing blessing! So, tomorrow little Miss Birthday Girl calls all the shots. She'll begin her day with breakfast in bed. She requested doughnuts. She'll end it with a family party where buttered rice, mashed potatoes, and Hannah Montana cake will be served. Do we have our carbs covered do ya think? Whatever goes on in between will be her choice. It's her special day.
My love genuinely goes out to anyone who is reading this message. I pray you will find the fun in today and celebrate wonderful, beautiful, you!
Have a fun Friday! (Saturday and Sunday too!)
Blessings,
Melissa


6 comments:

Tameka said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!! How precious.

Have a wonderful & blessed weekend!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! I hope she has a blessed birthday!! She is really beautiful(takes after her mom;)

I wanted to thank you again for your devo yesterday!! A friend of mine from work had emailed me it and was like I was thinking about you. I had already read it, but it was nice to have someone who cares and loves me send it to me! Thanks again! Have an awesome weekend!!! take care!

Joyful said...

Love the picture of you and Hayley Grace!!!!!

Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!!!

Thanks for your "Fun Friday" posts. They are...well..."fun"!!!

Thanks for making me smile today. It's been a hard day. The last day at work before the store closes. I thought I was all up for it and it wouldn't affect me...but, hey, I've been wrong before. The tears I promised myself that WOULD NOT happen, flowed freely. Well, it was a silly promise anyway. I came home and ended up writing a blog post about my experience and feelings. It was cathartic :o)

Love ya, and have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Hugs,
Joy

Anonymous said...

Melissa,

I'm so happy to hear about your new blog for teen girls. My 15 year old daughter (whose name is also Melissa) sometimes peers over my shoulders when I read your blogs. She recognizes you and says "That's Melissa" and to which I respond "Yes, she's just like you - beautiful!"

I will refer her to your blogs as of August 25, and I will be praying that God will use you to reach teen girls in the way that you have to hundreds of women over these past few weeks. Your openness and honesty has been such a blessing to many women (myself included).

Best wishes for a happy 7th birthday to your beautiful Hayley Grace! You two look so much alike!

Blessing to you and all of your family,
Karen

Amy L Brooke said...

I hope she has a great day!

I'm tagging you. You'll have to see my site. If you are annoyed, you can take it out on LeAnn. She tagged me!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! I like your new fun Friday posts. They make me smile. I hope you have a great weekend.

Deb