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March 12, 2009


Erica M.

What a beautiful post. Isn't knowing that your family is sealed for eternity one of the most amazing blessings?! Thanks for sharing.


Wow, Melissa, thank you for sharing that! I was once a social worker that worked with adoptions & it so warmed my heart to see children with their forever families. God bless you on your journey through motherhood & your mom's journey through grandmahood. It's so special to see that light in our parents' eyes :)

Lisa Johnson

What a lucky mother you have... you are such a Gem Melis!I teared up when I read your entry.I love you project too... you make gold look delicious!


OH MY! I cried when I read your post!! OH MY!!! What an incredible story! Thanks for sharing it with us Melis :)) You are just the sweetest ever. Such a kind heart and if I had a sister, I could only wish she would be as wonderful as you!

Samantha Sib

amazing, thanks for sharing your thoughts. This project is my favorite of yours, beautiful.

Vicki Chrisman

Oh.. I feel just that same way about my sweet momma! You post and your creation.. just BEAUITFUL M!

WOW! What a stunning gift. I didnt know your daughter was adopted! HOLY MOLY its weird because I think she looks so much like you based on photos I've seen. She is very special indeed! You can always feel the love you have for her in your posts. You are all blessed to have eachother.

Beatriz Jennings

What a lovely photo Melissa! I have a beautiful relationship with my Mom to :) she is my best friend ! and Love these creations so much! Just so gorgeous!! I am working right now in some mother's day cards!! now I feel more inspired! ;) TFS!

Maria Therese

Beautifull card!


Beautiful post Melissa, thanks for sharing your story. Your banner and card are so adorable!


What a beautiful post, Melissa and I adore these!! Such eye candy! Your mom will adore them too.


Isn't is wonderful to have your Mom as a best friend! I love it. Beautiful post and love your projects. Colors are simply eye candy.


Wow! Just beautiful and any Mom would love to get this beautiful set. Thanks for the great post! You will inspire alot of people.
Have a great Mother's Day!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye)

Well, the tears have welled up in my eyes and are about to overflow. Thank you for sharing such a personal post. I adore the B&W photo of the three of you and of course it goes without saying, your artwork and ode to your mother. The apple never does fall too far from the tree, now does it? Blessings to each of you.

Katie W.

Oh, a tear is in my eye...that is so sweet...that little girl is the luckiest of girls ever! Beautiful project that you made....just stunning, actually...!!

Laurie Star

Stunning! What a wonderful picture of the three of you!


WOW Melissa, that is a BEAUTIFUL story!! And I love that picture!!! Thanks for sharing such a grat story with us!! And beautiful creations to go with that story!!

Niki Estes

What a beautiful tribute to your mom, Melissa! I love your banner and card, too! Your style is so beautiful and classic.

Melissa D.

I have to say, I could not hold back the tears when reading your post. (Of course I had to at one moment because my youngest asked me a question).
I have been lucky to be sealed to my parents and 2 of my siblings. I hope to soon be sealed to my husband and 2 boys. It is a wonderful blessing and I look forward to being a forever family with a wonderful husband and boys Heavenly Father has blessed me with.
I love your project. What a great tribute to a wonderful mother.


Very pretty project for any mom!


Beautiful work Melissa, and what a beautiful tribute to your lovely mother. I share many of the same feelings about mine, I just wish she lived closer.
happy weekend!


Melissa your story touched my heart. At the age of 16 I became a mom, after 14 mos, I was forced to give my daughter up. 7 days before her 18th birthday she hunted me down and has been with us ever since. I love respect, and thank her adoptive mom for having that same love that I had for my baby. Thank you for sharing your little blessing with us

Mel Nunn

Now that is a relationship that I would love to have with my mum. Your story made me so happy for you but sad for me. I hope that I can be that kind of mum for Lilly. I'm afraid though sometimes we do raise our voice to each other...

I don't know where to gather the strength needed to raise a 5 year old when she is so darn stubborn like me. Sigh... do you have any tips?

Debbie Olson

Oh, Melissa, this is SO beautiful! I knew that you were a perfect mom (as much as humans can be!), but I'm inferring that you are exactly the same as a daughter. You are an amazing person and artist.


How lucky you are to have such a beautiful relationship with your Mom. I don't but I hope my daughters and I will be as close as we are now,later. In your writting and craft it is apparent your love for her.

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