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June 21, 2010



Thank you for sharing your story. I follow your Blog regularly and you are a true inspiration to me. I am blessed as you have shared your heart. It helps me see something even deeper in you, in your art. As the Lord places you on my heart, I will pray for His peace that passes all understanding.


Thank you Melissa; not only for sharing your beautiful creations and this tutorial. But also for your thoughts; you are showing who you really are. I think you're a beautiful woman and an inspiration for all of us.
Thank you; have a wonderful day.


Melissa; I am a huge fan of your work & a regular reader of your wonderful blog :) Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are so not alone & there are many who KNOW daily the words that you expressed. You are in my prayers and I am sending lots of pretty pink & blue thoughts your way~


I have been reading your post on CrescenDoh. It made me cry; so personal. You 've touched my heart.


Melissa you are always such an inspiration to me in every way...God gave you a blessing with your daughter...but she got a blessing with you as her momma :-)

beautiful card! Hugs, Char

Brenda Weaver

Thank you for being brave enough to share your story. You are not alone in this struggle. I know many people personally who are touched by infertility as well. I know from them that it can be a very painful and lonely experience. I'm sorry you have to deal with this, but am so thankful that you share your heart through your beautiful artwork. We are all so blessed because of that. You are such an inspiration to so many.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

pam hooten

So pretty as always, Melissa!

Julie Campbell

I'll go and read your story, really is hard to share our personal selves, isn't it? I'm working on it...a bit at a time...

Your work is always so lovely! I'm a glitter girl, too...just gotta have it!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer's day with your sweet family...


Viv (VivLyn)

Great job on the glittering! It is certainly a WOW factor and go perfectly with your image!!


Melissa, I cannot imagine the courage it must have taken to type your story and post for us to see. I admire you so much for doing that. You have inspired me today....

Vicki Chrisman

Having the courage to share you story with others... is an amazing way to those who feel alone in their stuggles. Good for you Melissa!
I love the card and tutorial!


Thank u for sharing such a personal story..i applaud your brave spirit, im touched and floored you feel it is time to share; to let us see into your life..i love your blog and you have a tremendous gift..both through your artwork and the words to tell your story... it is a joy to read your posts and drink in your artwork.. u inspire me and a multitude of people daily..
thank you so very much


Dear Melissa, I love your glitter tutorial and card you did with our Halloween Scraps.

thank you also for sharing your story and I have to say it made us all cry when I read it in the office and it inspired us to make more time to play because your are so right - it's very healing and good for the soul. Plus look at how many people across the world you have inspired to create beautiful things that bring them and others joy!

God must have known that he needed someone as loving as you to raise your little girl and he knew you needed her just as much.

Hugs to you both!


Love the way you use the spray adhesive to adhere glitter. Beautiful project.


You have a beautiful way with words. I love what you wrote on CrescenDoh... so touching. I hope you are blessed with the desires of your heart. You are a beautiful person who creates beautiful things. Thank you for sharing.


Your posts, writings, and crafts are always inspiring and thought provoking. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Alyssa Byron

beautiful girl thanks for sharing!

Carol R

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your tip on how you glitter. Such a simple thing really but the steps are so important.

Kelly Schirmer

I wrote a comment but not sure if it went through! My first one was a bit longer, but I want to say thank you so much for sharing your story with, and each time you post. I so hope that your prayers will be answered again, because I have never "met" someone who loves motherhood as much as you do. Thanks for taking care of all of us, too, with your beautiful art and thoughtful posts that really show us what is important in life!

Linda Duke

Your crafts and writings are alway so inspiring. I visit your blog daily. Each creation is better then the last, I don't no how you do it, always so beautiful.


I, too, tried for 7 years and 10 surgeries to have a child and was devastated when it all ended in a hysterectomy. We were blessed to adopt three children with several not working out in between. I don't think I will ever get over not being able to carry my own child and each pregnant woman still tugs at my heart. I feel God gave us these children to give them opportunities and lives they wouldn't have been able to have with their birthparents. My admiration for these birthparents is tremendous as they allowed me to have the desire of my heart - motherhood. I visit your blog several times a day and am always inspired by you and your creations. You are a blessing to many of us and God will bless you for that!


Thank you so much for opening your heart and sharing your story. I have been drawn to your blog for its sheer beauty and inspiration, both visual and written, by feeling commonalities with you as I too am the mother of one child a daughter. But I have always felt that you and I must have something more in common and today I have read about what that something more is. My husband and I have been married for nearly 12 years and like you, one of our greatest desires has been to have children. We tried for years to get pregnant - and have been going through it for years since that pregnancy (my daughter is 5 and a half years old). I suffered permanent nerve damage during the labor and delivery of my only child, the resulting nerve damage has caused chronic sometimes debilitating pain every day. And yet we continue to desire more children. I have lived for a decade and a half with my mother-in-law thrusting pictures of every pregnant relative/friend/coworker and newborn baby in my face and sometimes it has been more than my heart and mind could bear. But as you said, I put a smile on my face and try to be happy in the blessings others receive. People's passing comments can be cruel and hurtful - those are some of the times I feel God's presence the most as I know if he was not with me my tongue surely would spew words I may later regret. Please know that you are not alone. Please know that you are blessed beyond blessed regardless of how many children you have. Please know that you have helped many many people today by sharing your story, by letting others know that they are not alone, by being courageous, by being real. But mostly please know that you are not alone.


thank you for sharing your story. You're amazing!


Your story is very touching...thanks for sharing such a personal part of you with all of us:)


A great tutorial and I love your project. As always, your shared thoughts are truly appreciated.

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