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,



Chef Diane said...

Yeah, I am going the one legged happy dance, you posted a blog. Way to go girl.
Now to take you mother before the Lord.
Heavely Father, I lift Melissa and her mother Beckie up to you tonight. Lord I know that you can can do wonders with any situation. Lord the toll of a sick parents puts stress on the family, I pray for peace, grace and understanding for the whole family. If is it you devine intervention to make her whole Lord we ask that. If the time is not right please Lord give Melissa grace and hope.

Joyful said...

"He is meant to be remembered, not me." LOVED that line my friend. So true! My sabbatical from blogging is proving to be very cathartic (sorry....it's just fun to keep throwing that word back to you :o)

Will definitely be praying for your Mom. Writing her name in my prayer journal next to yours.

Love, prayers and hugs,

Jennifer said...

You're such a blessing! I will be keeping your mother before the Lord.
Keep up the good work of putting your family first and recognizing God for who He is.


Suzanne said...

So glad to hear from you again! I was beginning to worry about you;but totally understand how busy and stressful life can get. We have so much to take care of;just remember to also take care of yourself. I will pray for your Mom and also that God will give the doctors guidance.Please know that your friends are praying for you and your family. Take care, Suzanne

alichia said...

I know that song!
I've been praying for you, hoping all was well...I definately understand busy!
Praying for your mom.

Leebird said...

Hi Melissa...it has been a while since I visited your blog...when I saw this title...it made my heart warm up like cinnamon toast!

My sweet daddy used to always call me "darlin". Often, when he'd call me on the phone, he's say, "Well, hello darlin'"

I would give my right arm to hear that again....I just returned from a trip to LA to see family. I want to the nursing home to visit my sweet daddy, and he couldn't even lift his head to look at me. He couldn't open both eyes, and the one that was open looked lifeless. He only said a few things, and he cried a lot.

So...I know you named you post the way you did just to have a cute title, but just know that God used that title to let me "hear" from my daddy. Thank you. Lee