Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Few Days Away

I left my husband and children.

Not forever....just for a few days. I decided to leave my home in Charlotte, NC and head about 35 minutes south to Rock Hill, SC to visit my mom. It was just too hard for me to stay away. She's been very sick and in a lot of pain. I'm so thankful to be here. I am just treasuring my time with her. Right now my mom, Princess (my dog), Maggie (her dog), and I are laying on the bed watching Oprah. Us girls are just chillin'! I don't remember the last time I just spent some quiet time "chillin" with my mom. It just gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!

As for mom, she's still in pain, but MUCH better. She has a PT scan tomorrow. I'm going to stay here until Friday morning.
Everyone at home (Jeff and kids) and everyone at work (LeAnn and company) were just so supportive for me to get away. I left 4 very active kids at home. My husband and his parents are all tag teaming to do my job (carpool, ortodontist, dance class, baseball practice, supper). And at work, Proverbs 31 Ministries, they insisted I come to see my mom. Nevermind the fact that means someone else has to fill in for me. Lynn even told me that everytime the phone rings at the office while I'm gone, she prays for my mom. How sweet is that???? I have been able to walk away from my normal life without a worry in the world so that I can focus on my beautiful mother. I am so grateful for that.
Life is precious that's for sure. And so are the people we get to share life with. Pictured above is a picture I took just today of me and my mom, who is so precious to me, especially now.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad you are getting to spend time with your Mom.

Sounds like it was a God ordained trip...

Enjoy it!


Lysa TerKeurst said...

Oh sweet friend,

You and your mom are still on my mind and my heart.

I am praying- praying- praying.

May this time together be a precious treasure to you both.

Big Hugs!

Sandy in Holiday,FL said...

Oh, how precious to be with your mom. Great idea! Tonight will be for you and your mom, when I wake up with hot flashes and cannot go back to sleep I'll be praying for you two. God helps me get over myself this way! May I have one every 20 minutes like last night, or so it seemed.

Joyful said...

Melissa...I'm so thankful the Lord has given you this time away...and totally responsibility free!!!! ENJOY! Treasure each moment as I know you do.

Thanks again for the time you sacrificed encouraging my heart last night.

Journeying with you,

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture! Thank you for sharing it. It makes my heart sing to know you're with your mom right now. These are treasured moments.
Love & blessings,

Cheri Bunch said...


So happy you can be with your mom!

May the Lord fill your days with sweet, sweet things!

I think I might just call your office......... : )

then Lynn and I will BOTH pray!!!!

Love to you,

Lory said...

Enjoy and treasure your time with your mom. Having a wonderful support system as you do to take care of the daily running and tasks is a true blessing. I know I have been there. Much love and prayers.

Jody said...

It's wonderful that you can get away and visit your mom. Priorities are so important and your mom is def. at the top of the list right now!

You guys totally look alike :)


Julie said...


I am so happy that you are able to take this much needed time to be with your mom. I can tell that you guys have a wonderful connection that nothing in this world can separate. Enjoy every second together as the Lord provides for you and your family.

As always your in this bloggers thoughts and prayers.

Sweet blessings to you and your mom,


Anonymous said...

I can see where you get your beauty from Melissa. You look like sisters. :)

Enjoy this time with her. Ask her every question you've ever wanted to but thought it could wait for another day. Bask in the glow of your love for each other. Treasure every moment...these are the times that you will remember most.

Jesus is standing right there with the two of you. He is holding your hands and wiping your tears. He is cradling you both in His arms.

I am holding you in prayer~

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

You are your mom are blessed to have such a close relationship. You are blessed to have such a great network of family and friends to step in and let you have this time alone with her. Not everyone is so fortunate. Enjoy these days with Mom.

God bless!

Lucy Brazzell said...

Melissa, Enjoy those sweet moments with your mom. Your husband can handle the kids for a while. Somehow God gives them just what they need to handle the kids during this time. I had to leave my 2 year old every weekend to go stay with my mom in hospital in Greenville- they managed and I would not take back that precious time I had with mom. They survive-Enjoy watching tv, lying around and just being near your mom!!! Love and prayers still coming your way!!!

Renee Swope said...

My heart is so happy that you got to spend the past two days with our beautiful mom. I pray for many more days together drinking in the sweetness of laughter and friendship and mother/daughter memories.

Now we know where you get your beauty! I love this photo of the two of you together.

Praying for miracles and comfort for your sweet mom!

Blessings and hugs,

Frency said...

Really happy to c ur mom. Each time I read ur posts abt ur mom my eyes fill n reminds me of my mom. The days whn v stay away from them is when v actually realise hw much v luv them n want to b with them. Praying for ur mom alwys and say alwys "By Ur strips Lord she is healed!"...