Sunday, November 2, 2008

To you, she's "MckMama"....but to me...


she is "Mel"....my long time friend.


No, her name isn't "Mel", but it's a fun lil' joke between us. She and I grew up together in church. She bit my brother when they were 2, we were in puppet-eers, a Psalty Christmas program, and numerous other church productions together. She and I became really close in late high school, we went to church camps together, on a Mexico mission trip, and when my grandfather passed away in 2001, she made the trip to see us. Mel got me into blogging, and because of her, I now design these crazy blogs for my job!


Mel has had an eventful life in the last couple of years. She's birthed 4 children, and most recently went through the most monumental spiritual experience. Her 4th baby, Stellan, was found to have a horrible heart condition, and Mel was told around 24 weeks that he would probably be still-born. At this time, Mel's story exploded through this large blog community, and she had people all over the WORLD praying for her and her unborn baby.

This last week, this baby who was going to die at 24 weeks, was born a perfectly healthy full-term baby. The power of prayer by all of blog world has been heard, and sweet Stellan is now a living miracle.

It's been amazing to walk along side her through these good and bad times....she's shown more strength in her trials than I ever could.

Love you Mel,

and, for kicks and giggles, here are a couple photos of she and I, oh, and her husband back in the day, too....

(purple sweatshirt-MckMama, doily looking dress thing-Me, blonde boy in plaid-MckMama's husband)


(top left, yellow hat-MckMama's husband, front left-Me, front right (in glasses)-MckMama)

In case you've been under a rock for the last couple months, and haven't heard about her blog, HERE is the link! :) Tell her I sent you....she'll be glad you came by!


12 comments:

Vicky said...

Those are hysterical!! I just posted the new button on my site thanks to you! How fun... she has become known to so many of us but that is a whole other level of "knowing her!" Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

So very cool that you guys go so far back! She's had an amazing last few months. I've followed her (stories/spiritual journely) feeling all of the ups and downs that she's gone through. She's an amazing woman...as you are!
It's no wonder why you are such great friends.

The White Family said...

That is truly amazing that you guys go way back!! Thanks for sharing your story of friendship with that wonderful woman. Her blog has touched my heart in so many ways. Have a great night!!

Robyn said...

I found her blog through you a few months ago and have been following her miracle. Thanks for sharing those pics-too funny!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

HOW FUNNY THAT WAS VERY COOL , TO SEE THE OLD SCHOOL PICTURES THAT IS A HOOT, I HAVE FOLLOWED HER BLOG FOR QUITE SOME TIME AN AMAZING LADY AND AMAZING STORY AND WHAT A CUTE FAMILY NOT TO MENTIONED. GOD BLESS THENMAND GO GOD!

Cortney said...

I'm having a fun giveaway for a great cause on my blog. 4 (maybe 5) bed nets will be going to kids in Africa to prevent malaria and one (maybe 2) t-shirts will be given to the blog reader(s) that are picked. Come leave a comment before 7pm CST and enter to win! (And learn about malaria too!)

Leslie said...

I am so glad to hear that the pregnancy went well and that all is OK. Good job Avery with school and hope you are enjoying your day off.

Leslie said...

I am so glad to hear that the pregnancy went well and that all is OK. Good job Avery with school and hope you are enjoying your day off.

Leslie said...

I am so glad to hear that the pregnancy went well and that all is OK. Good job Avery with school and hope you are enjoying your day off.

Leslie said...

I am so glad to hear that the pregnancy went well and that all is OK. Good job Avery with school and hope you are enjoying your day off.

Leslie said...

Sorry again, for some reason it is testy and slow.

l e a h said...

I love how she and Israel are both biting their lips in that first picture of all of you.

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