Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Five years ago, this past February, I sat in a waiting room with my family and pastor waiting to hear from my mom who had just under gone surgery to remove a mass from one of her ovaries. We were waiting to hear the big 'C' word come out of the doctors mouth and of course it did. You see this mass was the size of a basketball.
I will never forget the day she went for her annual check up. I was at work and my sister called to tell me that the doctor was pretty sure it was cancer. In that instant I felt such anger and I felt helpless. I knew there was nothing I could do for her except pray for her and be there for her. If you know my mother you know that she is such a wonderful person and strong willed at that! I knew that she would fight this to the bitter end! In fact that is what she told me.
I believe I got a little selfish with the whole situation. I begged and pleaded with God that He just couldn't have her, Not yet!! I was getting married in three months and she just had to be there. I had not had any kids and she needed to see my kids! There are too many things I needed her for! Me, Me, Me...........
It took me a while to except that it was in 'HIS' hands!
Yes, she had cancer. Yes, I knew she would have to go through chemo. Yes, I knew her hair would fall out. Yes, I knew that this would be so hard on her. But my Mother is a fighter. My mother WILL defeat this!
Although she had her good and bad days, and yes her hair fell out,(When we went to look for a wig for her I couldn't even watch her try them on! She still had hair! She didn't need a wig!) she chose not to complain. I rarely heard her say anything at all about any ailments that she might have had! This is my Mother! Strong to the core! Not afraid of the big 'C' word! FEARLESS!
So with that said, she was at my wedding. She has seen my precious son.
My Mother has been cancer free for five years this month!
We are still looking for a cure. If you haven't been checked, GET CHECKED! It could save your life!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 12:30 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Happy 8th Birthday, Alex!!
I can't believe you are already 8 years old. Seems just like yesterday you were this little tiny baby and I just loved and hugged on you! Now you are this smart smart young man who gets into a little mischief every once in a while! :-) Now you roll around and play in the floor with my son! I just can't get over how much you have grown up so fast!!
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! It seemed like you did! You got lots of gifts and of course a birthday cake! (Although it was ugly because it said Roll Tide!) (WAR EAGLE VICKIE!) You played Twister with Auntie NooNoo. You soaked your brother with your new water gun. You just did all kinds of things! You even got a bank to put your money in!
I just want you to know that I love you so much and that I continue to be so proud of you each day!!
I Love You!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 4:37 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It has been a while since I have posted on TSMS.....but I wanted to share this song and video with you!
Isn't it great!
Have a blessed weekend!
For more wonderful songs please go to Signs, Miracles, and Wonders!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 10:28 AM
Friday, September 12, 2008
I had no clue that anything was going on in my wee little town until my Mother calls me and tells me that I probably need to go fill up my gas tank. Yes, I knew that there was a hurricane on its way to Houston and yes I knew it would be bad but never had it crossed my mind that I might need to go and fill my gas tank. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...is all I have to say!
Not even when Katrina was coming did I fill my tank with gas nor did the wee little town that I lived in. I have never in my life time saw anything like I saw yesterday!
After my Mother told me to go to the gas station,(there is only 1 in my wee little town), I got my son in the car and off we went. I thought to myself....Self, there is no way there will be a line so this should be way easy!
I have never saw so many cars at a gas station in my life! I would say about 80 people were in line. So I just drove on by and headed to my Grandmothers house where my parents were. I griped a little....well alot about how ridiculous this was and that I should have just stayed home and saved my gas. BUT I NEEDED GAS!!!!
So I left my son with my parents and headed back towards the 1 station that was around. Well.........I drove right by it and headed for the next little town with 2 stations.
Yes....there was a line there too but not as bad as what I had already saw! Only the price was 40 cents higher. Atleast that's what the sign said. Thank goodness I only paid 2 cents more than my wee little town had it for. So yes I filled my tank and I hope I won't have to do it again for a long while!
So on my way back home I was behind what I still believe was the devil trying my patience because he was driving 35 and the speed limit was 55! HELLO! Then I look in my rear view mirror and a guy on a motorcycle was riding my bumper. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr...Again!
As I was finally able to get back to my town following the slow poke, who by the way was talking on his cell phone, decided he needed gas and just slammed on his brakes and turned into the gas station where there were probably 100 cars now. He did not use a blinker and I was lucky I didn't hit him. And I am lucky the guy on the motorcycle didn't hit me because when I looked up I swear he was sitting on the trunk of my car!
Anyways, I am just glad that the good Lord was watching over me and let me get home safely! I know I shouldn't gripe but I am sure there are others who might have had more fun than me yesterday!
So Happy Weekend To You All!!!!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 9:41 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I remember sitting in the parking lot at the Pharmacy that I work at listening to the radio. I recall hearing one man say that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center buildings and that it had more than likely been an accident. I went in the store and started my day and at that time we did not have a television in the store. That day I wished we had one. Although to watch replays of that day I am glad I did not.
As the day went on, my bosses wife called and told us that the other tower had been hit and that the Pentagon had also been hit. I was afraid to answer the phone after that because I just knew something worse was on the horizon.
She called and updated us when the towers fell and also to tell us of the plane that crashed in a field full of what I believe were heroes! They saved alot more lives by trying to take the plane back.
What I remember most about this time in my life was how our whole country as a whole came together and were united for the first time in what seemed like a while. My sister and I tied red, white, and blue ribbons to our car antenna to show our support for the families that had lost their loved ones. I will never forget how many American flags that I saw flying from cars and other places. Where is that unity now?
I have been there. Or atleast by there. It gives such a feeling of grief when you see it. I was in a van taxi on my way to a cruise ship. I was fortunate to get to take a small fast tour of New York on my way there. So I was blessed just to have been by there. Here is the photo I got as we passed by there.
So today in honor of those who lost their lives this day, 7 years ago, I just want to say....I will never forget!
Here's another photo that I took on that trip! It's a wonderful symbol of our country!
May God continue to bless America and all of those who lost loved ones on 9/11.
Posted by Melissa Lea at 2:59 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
To My Precious Andrew,
I don't even know where to start. It has only been a few days since you turned 8 months old and that is so hard for me to fathom. Seems just like yesterday you were so tiny and all you did was sleep all day. Now you are this big, STRONG, little person who is crawling but wishes he could walk and is now into everything you can get your hands on. (Especially Gran's tea pots!) :-) I just can't believe how much you have grown in such a short time.
I didn't know that I could love anyone as much as I love you and your Daddy. When I am at work and I am counting down the hours till I get to pick you up because I know there is a great big smile waiting for me and sometimes wet slobber kisses. Which I love! No matter what you will always be my chunky monkey!
I am still amazed at all the things that you can do now! (Especially how many times you can bump your precious little head on just about anything!)
Some of my favorite times that I get to share with you is when I get to feed you (Which has turned out to be a messy job now!) because you are so funny to watch!
Another thing I love so much is when your Daddy gives you a bath. I get to listen to the conversation he has with you about all different kinds of things, while you splash water all over him! I can't wait till you can answer him or carry on that conversation with your Daddy. Your Daddy loves you sooooo much, too! I just love to see the two of you in the floor playing together! It makes my heart melt!
I can't tell you how much you are loved! Not just by Mommy and Daddy but by your entire family! I wish every child could feel the love that you feel on a daily basis!
It is my prayer that you never take for granted all that you have in this life! And it is my prayer that your Daddy and I will be the role models that you need in this day and time!
We have been and continue to be blessed to have you in our lives and we will continue to thank our Lord and Savior everyday for giving you to us!
We Love You!
Mommy & Daddy
Posted by Melissa Lea at 4:08 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This was sent to my hubby in an email and I just thought that I would share it! It is one of my favorite songs! Plus........well just watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 12:21 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
OMG......can you believe my precious baby is almost 8 months old! YES he is! I just can't get over how fast he is growing. By the way, he is crawling! Yes CRAWLING! My life will never be the same now! He loves to play with magazines or might I say rip the pages out of a magazine!
Plus he just loves to roll around in floor with just about anybody!
**Andrew with his Grandaddy** I just love this picture!
It just melts my heart!
He just loves his Great-Grandmother too!
She is 92 years old and pretty feeble and I think Andrew knows this because he just sits in her lap and rubs her face! He is too sweet!
Have a wonderful day!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 5:56 PM