Hi! I’m Mel. I’m a word weaver. Jesus Girl.
Wife to a man who currently looks like he could belong to the Duck Dynasty clan with his massive beard. Of which I am not a big fan. For real. *The beard, folks. Big fan of my husband and Duck Dynasty.
I am the mom to four
monkeys masquerading in human flesh children. One just became a legal adult. Lord, have mercy. 3 boys and 1 girl, in that order.
Native Oregonian and I hate the rain. Loathe. Despise. Hate. Hate. Hate. I totally live in the wrong place! Please, I am on my knees begging to move somewhere the sun shines most of the time.
I survived my childhood glittered with sexual abuse, an alcoholic stepfather, and a bio father who is “supposed” to be serving a life sentence for murder and a bunch of other icko stuff. Yeah, yay me for that DNA.
I write words. I create rad stuff. I try not to be a jerk. Sometimes I fail.
I’m trailing after God. I imagine I’m the kid He’s dragging along, kicking and screaming doing the toddler flop. He’s got good things in store, but I’m not always so sure.
I have a slight obsession with Haiti. My family hopes to become missionaries there someday. I believe in making a difference in the world. I become an independent consultant with Jamberry in order to create income so I can help our Haitian missionaries and this sweet little peanut. She has been a sick little baby since birth – abandoned by her mentally ill mama. If you want to help, buy some wraps. They make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers.
Oh, and ice cream, popcorn, and nachos heaped in guacamole managed to hitch a ride on my hips. Why would they betray me like that? All I ever did was love them! So, yeah. I’ve got weight issues and a battle ahead. Celery sticks and guac. Ugh…
Hop in the
maniacal monkey transporter mini van and come along for the ride, because this place is for you. You who isn’t perfect and is tired of trying to chase after the illusion of being the perfect Christian. Maybe you’re a little dinged up like me. Let’s be imperfect together!
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And I Need A Daddy
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Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.