Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Hello Darlin'...."

"It's been a long time."

Does anyone recognize that line? "Hello Darlin, it's been a long time" is from an old country tune by Conway Twitty. I don't really know why I chose this moment to share that, but it has "been a long time" since I've blogged. Since September 13th.

I have logged on to blogger.com many times. But when I would get to the screen to make a new post, my mind would just go blank. Dry. I have been crazy busy. Pushed to the max lately. And truly in the whole scheme of things, when I looked at my priorities, blogging was not at the top. My family has needed me. I traveled to Florida to speak at a women's retreat. My mom is in the hospital. The Proverbs 31 office has been very busy. Football games. Dance lessons. Conferences with teachers. My husband had a double root canal with a third to be done next week. A friend needed me. Much to do. I bet your life is not much different.

There has been so much that I've wanted to write about. But it just hasn't happened. I know many believe that if they don't blog every day, people will forget about them. That may be true. But I've had to trust God that He will provide and fill in the gaps. He is meant to be remembered, not me.

I will be posting soon about my Florida retreat. I had the amazing opportunity to spend a weekend at the Palm Island Resort near Venice, FL on the Gulf Coast. I went to share and minister to these beautiful ladies, but God is so good. These amazing ladies also shared and ministered to me. I can't wait to post my pictures from this awesome retreat. I'll post very soon, I promise!

On a closing note, could I ask you to please pray for my mom? She is in the hospital. The doctors are not sure what is wrong. There is fluid outside of her lungs and one of her lungs is deflated. She's had many tests and has more to follow. She's scared. Please just pray for her. She's only 63 yrs old. Thank you so much. Her name is Becky.

Blessings sweet friends. And thank you so much for those of you who have written to check on me. That means the world to me. You are a treasure in my life.

Much Love,

Melissa

7 comments:

Brittany said...

You're not forgotten. I will be praying for your mom.

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Brittany said. :-)
You were missed.

Margaret in Tx

Anonymous said...

YAY you wrote!!! I check your blog everyday!!! It inspires me. Ditto to what everyone said, missed and prayer for yur mom! God bless you!
Marebear

Robin R. said...

Melissa,
I, too, check your blog a lot during the week. I will be praying for your mom. I know what it is like to be in the hospital, to not know exactly what is wrong, and to be scared. I hope she feels peace and comfort from God very soon. Thank you for sending me the package of gifts. I love the books and have been reading the small devotional one daily. You are the best!
Lots of Love,
Robin

Stephenie said...

I pray that your mom would have a peace that passes all understanding as she waits to find out what's wrong. Lord, give the doctors wisdom and clarity of thought. I'm glad you are back to blogging. You were missed.

Deb said...

Melissa,
I have to agree with everyone else, you were missed. I check your blog several times a week when I can but I can understand that you need to put your family and yourself first. I will be praying for your mom.

Take care,

Deb

hkudla said...

Melissa,
It is so good to hear from you again. I am and will be praying for your mom.

I know the busy syndrome. It seems like i can't get the brain to shut off enough to fall asleep at night.

God bless you and yours,
Heather