Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Must See!!!

Ok so I don't know how to place a video from You Tube on here so here is a video that is so HILARIOUS!!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I want to thank Him for many things that He has done for me even though its hard because of what has happened to me this year but I am still thankful!

These are the things im thankful for:

::Im thankful for my salvation

::Im thankful for our marriage of 6 yrs and the relationship my husband and I have

::Im thankful for my family and also my husband's family

::Im thankful for the Lord forming a baby in my womb even though he/she lived for only a few weeks

::Im thankful our angel in Heaven~Nehemiah~

::Im thankful for the roof the Lord has over us

::Im thankful for my job and my husbands job

::Im thankful for my friends (including all my blogger friends!!!)

::Im thankful for His Word

::Im thankful for the church family that I have met @ Parkside Bible Church (MISS YA'LL LIKE CRAZY!) and also Grace Covenant Church

::Im thankful that He has brought many ladies in my path that have gone thru a miscarriage/stillborn

::Im thankful to my mother, my aunt Evelyn, and my grandma who drove thru the midnight to be with me the day I miscarried Nehemiah

::Im thankful for the lady at the ER who took good care of me after the miscarriage (she did beyond what I expected!)

::Im thankful for my cycles coming monthly with the pills my Dr. prescribed me

::Im thankful for whats to come

::Im thankful for what has happened to me in this past year even though its been SO hard which has helped me with my relationship with the Lord!

For all of this and many other blessings I AM THANKFUL!

Tomorrow will be a very touching day for me as I will love to have Nehemiah in my arms but I know his sweet spirit will surround me!

With this I will leave you with this quote from In Touch Ministries Devotional that I read today:

"Count His blessings as your own, and let God know how appreciative you are."

Friday, November 21, 2008

God Will You Write My Motherhood Story!?

Yesterday on my way back from picking up my dogs from the doggie beautyshop I was listening to my Christian radio station. I love to hear Dr. James Dobson from Focus on the Family. Lysa Terkeurst, President of the Proverbs 31 Ministries was speaking yesterday on Dr. Dobson about "Walking in Faith." As she was speaking thru it something caught my attention which was "God Will You Write My Motherhood Story!?" I said it in my head like 5 times till it really set in... I have been controlling my TTC'ing and it's all in His hands because HE HAS WRITTEN MY MOTHERHOOD STORY!!!

Click here to hear the radio clip Blessings of Walking in Faith

If you have never been to Proverbs 31 Ministries I would highly recommend it!!!

Also Lysa Terkeurst has a blog and all the others on Proverbs 31...

I really hope this radio clip speaks to all of you...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beautiful Collage!

I am in awe.... All I can say is thank you Michelle and even though I can't just run up and give you a HUGE hug know that I am such in awe knowing that the Lord has blessed me with such great Sisters in Christ! I mean if my day has been a little down in the dumps which usually is all of you has so many encouraging words to say to me and for that I want to Praise Him! Michelle made this for me in memory of Nehemiah.

Nehemiah's name in the sand in Australia...

Wow ladies Nehemiah's name was written in the sand in Australia by this awesome family "To Write Their Names in the Sand"

Thank you so much Carly & Sam!!!

Ladies look at the beautiful sunset that the Lord has blessed us with!!! I have been in awe of the sunset I am able to see in my backyard and well He is just showing me how awesome He is!!!

I have been awarded 2 awards!!!

THANKS TO MICHELLE from Circle of Life!!!!

She has awarded me with two awards!! Wow this week has been my week of awards.. I feel so blessed... Seriously I never thought that I would have anybody check out my blog!

Check it out! (woot woot!)

Ok and I am to award these 2 awards to 5 people.... So here we go:

By the way everyone (shout out!) my beautiful sister, Fay just started her blog (Woot Woot!) so please stop by and show her some Sister in Christ LOVE! Love ya sista!

1. Fay @ Attempting to do God's Will

2. Maria @ With Hope

3. Amanda @ The Hoyt Family

4. Brookebug @ Hopes, Dreams, and the in between

5. Amy @ Fun With the Fichtner's

Alright ladies all you have to do is copy and save the 2 blog awards and pick 5 people!!! Don't forget to place your awards on your side of your column!!!

Have fun...

God bless... Melanie

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ok I think I have like a problem with keeping things the same for a long period of time... Is there a name for that ladies??? Like my blog always has to be a different background, I get bored with my office desk looking the same like every week so I change something around, our bedroom gets changed like every 3 months because I get bored... Hmmmm I think its called "being bored maybe? or ADD?"

Ok so I don't know what magic I did but I got the background from Lena's blog to work! Ladies she's got beautiful layouts and all you have to do is download Firefox (which by the way I love it better than the regular Internet Explorer) then just click download and "Vwalaaaaaaaaaaaaa." It took me awhile just cause I wasn't "patient" enough I think!

Ok now I need to share my blog awards that Michelle from Circle of Life has awarded me... You are awesome Michelle... God bless you!!! More post to come today I promise!

Under Construction!

Ok so I want a really cool blog template from this amazing talented person Lena but I can't seem to figure it all out just yet! So I am waiting patiently for an email back from her so that she can tell me why its telling me an error! Errrr I HATE errors!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Me got a blog award!!

WOW I am so thankful to Teresa!!! Thanks girl you are truly an awesome friend!! You crack me up!

Answer the following questions with single word responses. Then pass on the award to 7 other bloggers:

1. Where is your cell phone? PURSE
2. Where is your significant other? WORK
3. Your hair color? BROWN
4. Your mother? HOUSE
5. Your father? HEAVEN
6. Your favorite thing? CROCHETING
7. Your dream last night? NONE
8. Your dream/goal? DEGREE
9. The room you’re in? OFFICE
10. Your hobby? CRAFTS
11. Your fear? losing another child
12. Where do you want to be in six years? TEXAS
13. Where were you last night? HOME
14. What you’re not? MEAN
15. One of your wish list items? PREGNANCY
16. Where you grew up? TEXAS
17. The last thing you did? FAX
18. What are you wearing? CLOTHES
19. Your T.V.? HOME
20. Your pet? STINKY
21. Your computer? HERE
22. Your mood? ANNOYED
23. Missing someone? YES
24. Your car? PATHFINDER
25. Something you’re not wearing? MAKEUP
26. Favorite store? HOBBY LOBBY
27. Your Summer? SAD
28. Love someone? YES
29. Your favorite color? ORANGE
30. When is the last time you laughed? TODAY
31. Last time you cried? YESTERDAY

These are too much fun!!! I can answer like 100 of these a day... Again thanks to Teresa for being so kind and awarding me an award! I got to say I have always seen this specific award and was wondering when I started blogging if I would EVER get one and well I DID!!! Yahoooooooooooooooooooo...

Ok so now to the 7 blogger friends that I am to award this award too are..... (drumroll.....)

1. Amanda - This girl has been there since both of our angels grew wings and we were able to meet thru Cafemom! Thanks girl for always being there for me! Love ya!

2. Maria - Another that has been there since both of our angels grew wings together! I love her TWANGY Georgia accent!! LOL Love ya girlie...

3. Mandy - For always being kind and supportive and oh don't let me forget the advice on crocheting!!! Love ya girl!

4. Jen - Another friend who is always encouraging to me... Go girl on your new job!!! Love ya!

5. Ne - She has been an inspiring Sister in Christ! Just the words she writes on her post just speak right to me and I thank the Lord!

6. Misty - She is the sweetest and a beautiful lady. Thanks for being my friend!

7. Allisyn - She is a new blogger friend of mine and she is the sweetest! She found me on here and her son and daughter-n-law are in the same situation as many of us are on trying for a child that we long for... Thanks for being there...

WOW ladies I love ya'll so much!!! It's amazing how we can just message each others blogs but feel the love that Christ has given us! Sometimes I wish those around me physically would be this way! God bless each of you... I am sorry if I didn't include you in this but 7 is just too little of a # but thats the way this goes... I love all of you!!!

**for those of you who haven't had to do this: copy the questions, copy & paste them in a new post, copy and save the pic of the award onto your computer and then post it in your new post then pick 7 people the way I did (if you have ?'s let me know)**

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bummer, Ouch, Ewwww

::Ok ladies I know I haven't been posting because I have just been speechless... All weekend I was a little anxious because I was supposed to have started my cycle around Fridayish... Well that evil little witch said hello to me yesterday, but with this medication(Provera) the dr has me on so that I can have a cycle every month is really odd. My cycles do not come as normal as what I get on my own even though my body has cycles like whenever it feels like coming pretty much! So anyway thats what BUMMER stands for...

::This morning hubby fed our puppy and had to leave so he yelled my name from downstairs so that I can wake up to go put the dog back in the kennel after he finished eating. Well I get up like all crazy and as im walking down the stairs I fell right on my butt... Can you say OUCH!!!

::When I get to work this morning I stood at the door way to the office to see my coworker standing in the middle of the office with a broom... LOL I was like there is either a crazy Missouri looking spider/bug or a racoon (they've been in our office before) or a rat/mice... Well it was a baby mice. I was scared out of my who knows what.. Well she laid sticky traps and he is BYE BYE... That's what Ewww stands for...

Alright ladies I have to work now... TTYL!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thankful for this Season!

Not only am I thankful for this beautiful season that I love so much "Thanksgiving." I am thankful for the "season" the Lord has me in right now! Just to let you in on something: On Sunday our pastor was talking about "Speaking Grace to Thanksgiving" as I sat there and listened to him preaching I felt that the Lord was showing me to be thankful for the season im in even with the way im feeling. He explained that a "season" is defined as a period of time, that our lives are full of seasons just like the 4 seasons. So this is what im up to lately "thanking Him thru my season."

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

Isn't that an amazing verse! I've been battling lately with my grieving process but I have to BE JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY, and GIVE THANKS, for it is HIS WILL!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I will Face My Giants with the Lord!

Last night as I showered, for some reason that is where I feel the power to pray and praise and worship Him in song. As I began to think of evert Giant I am Facing I know that I am facing them with the Lord by my side. How can I NOT praise Him for that! As I read about infertility, miscarriages, stillborns, etc... I just think that all of those are GIANTS that WE FACE in our daily lives. I felt like the Lord was telling me yesterday that the word INFERTILITY was the center of my attention instead of Him or that my WANTING to be pregnant and HAVE a baby was the center of my attention within this year. (wow im really amazed) I think what He is trying to tell me is that I need to have HIM in the CENTER of EVERYTHING in my life and with Him in the center he will be able to place the pieces of my puzzle that my heart so desires!

I am reading a book called God Will Make A Way and in it a few things I highlighted im sure will touch your heart the way it did to me. Here are a few:

::Yet we are people of faith, having learned in our own journey that, when your back is up against the wall and you pray and seek his help, God will make a way through the trial. (I kinda put it in my own words)

::Everyone of us has times when we lose, and we hurt, and we find ourselves asking, "Where is God in all this?" Often, it's not easy to see where God is when the road gets hard.

Those are just a few highlighted in my book... The authors talk alot about the book of Job which I love by the way!

Ladies not just for me but for all of you struggling in your own way WE HAVE TO FACE OUR GIANTS but know that the LORD is always by our side EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT EASY TO SEE WHERE HE IS, that is where our FAITH and TRUST comes in!

Thank you Lord for allowing me to have this in my heart. Lord there are so many of us hurting when it comes to our Christian walk, our marriages, infertility, stillborn, miscarriages, addiction problems, infedility, and Lord so many other things that are hurting others today. I pray that we will all feel your peace and comfort as we sit and wait patiently since You have already planned out our lives ahead of us. We thank you for whats to come and may we all give you the Glory and Honor. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Ladies please check this video when you have time and please do it when you are alone as it makes me cry... It's the video from the movie Facing the Giants called "Completely"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

All is well...

So I went ahead and deleted the post from last night as I was just feeling so hurt. I do thank all of you for your kind, positive, and encouraging messages and for keeping me in your prayers as well. Today I was able to speak to my friend Mayra that lives in Italy and WOW it was like things she was telling me was reminding me of the movie "Facing the Giants" as I relayed all the problems to her that I was going thru. My husband has been really stressed at work and today he had a stress test done and they say he is really stressed and thats why he hasn't been feeling good. He tries to not tell me anything that goes on at his job but I know just by the way he acts at times that something is going wrong. As I was telling my friend Mayra everything I said "you know what everything that is going on in my life and my husbands life is the same EXACT thing like the movie Facing the Giants!" She mentioned she hadn't watched it yet so I kinda gave her a scenario of how her husband was ALWAYS angry because of the football team and how some parents and coworkers weren't being fair to him and thats like the same thing that is happening to him and then with me on the other hand its the struggle of trying to get pregnant/going thru this grieving process and the same EXACT thing happens with his wife on the movie!!! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! If you haven't watched it you have too...

I have came to realize that I have to be in PRAYER than speaking negative... I will speak LIFE and BELIEVE that the Lord will RENEW my heart!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I got my hair did...

So I did it! I have never in my life cut my hair this short! My mother is a hairstylist and she has never wanted to cut my hair this short.

So here goes it...

This is me hard at work!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pampered Chef Catalog Show!

Hello ladies...

My sister, Fay, is a Pampered Chef Consultant and since I am helping her with her first catalog show I would like to see if any of you ladies would like any products.

The guest special for November is 20% off of Stoneware.

Here are the Step-by-step instructions:
1. Go to my website:
2. Then go to Order Products - bottom left picture
3. Enter in: Melanie and then her last name in the second box: Rodriguez
4. And then BEGIN SHOPPING!!

If you have any questions you can email me @ OR my sister @

If you would also like to do a catalog show online you can do that as well!!! Just email either her or I.

Thanks in advance... I have a Word Document of gift basket ideas so if you'd like to see it please send me your email address.

God bless!