Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, October 04, 2013

My girl Melissa

This is the story of a girl...

I want to tell you about someone who is very special to me... She's one of my favorites. I love all "my kids" but this one, I've been on my face praying for this one along the years...

Her name is Melissa. She was one of my girls since 8th grade. I met her in seventh grade, I had no all over my face lol.

Once in awhile we got some students that are a little bit "hard" because of what the world has dished out to them. 

Meet Melissa.

Sass pants.

Now you know I love me some sass pants... But after awhile, you gotta learn to direct that sass pants. And my daughter was nothing like Melissa so I had quite figured out how to love her... So I went and asked God "what does she need?" And for two weeks, on my face prayers for this girl (& a few others).

There are a lot of memories over the years with this beautiful girl! Jesus shines through her! I have seen her go off to Colombia and lead people to Jesus, I have heard her amazing stories of what God has done in her life. I love her beautiful smile and energetic personality (sass pants directed), I love when she yells my name "Margie" when I've told her no but she knows I'm joking.

This girl, Melissa, she serves Jesus in so many ways! Now she's a life group leader and rockin it! 

I've had the honor of loving a lot of my kids over the years and Melissa is surely one of them. She's beautiful and hilarious and fun and sweet and caring and encouraging! She's smart and hard working and loving... And loved.

She'll always be my girl, but now she's my friend!

I love you Melissa! You make my heart rejoice!!


Trish said...

What a blessing for you both! I love you sweet girl!

Felisol said...

I love true happy end stories.I love stories about what god can do in any person's life. And I love reading about your 24/7 was of being God's missionary on earth.