Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Adventures!!

Well, the summer is already flying by, we have SO much enjoyed the past few weeks of visiting with friends, splashing in our inflatable pool (mommy included), and just enjoying the heat and the sun! It's been good! Good in a sense that i am so many times reminded of what was on our plates last year at this time, and i am thankful to have had an entire year to separate that stress...we are living simply and I have to tell you it's a breath of fresh air and i am content with enjoying that simplicity!
I was asked a few months ago to be the camp speaker at local summer camp in's a girl's grades 4-6 camp and as i have prayed much over the last few years, God has entrusted yet another oppertunity to use me...although i feel quite underqualified and unadequate for this role for these girls, I think i've given God more room to move since i already know HE is the one at work, not me. I have prayed for these girls to hear from God and truly be inspired by His love for them...i'm just going to hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
The boys get to come with me for the whole week and i'm using it as a little family vacation for the 3 of us to regroup and get a change of pace and just enjoy each other! I am SO excited!
So, here we goooooo!!!!
Happy almost middle of July!!!
i will update when we get back home and let you know how it went! i'm sure there will be some good stories of our camping adventures!
love, melissa

ps...i also wanted to express yet again, my gratitude for those who have been reading and praying and thinking of our family, as well as those who have emailed or facebooked messages of love and support...It still brings me to tears to know that after an entire year, we are still so surrounded by such a strong extended family! There are no words to tell you how comforting and encouraging that is to me!!!


  1. Have a great week! Can't wait to hear all about it :)
    Love Auntie Dawna for the Motz Men too

  2. What a great opportunity you have to share about your life journey, and the love and faithfulness of our God.

  3. I still check in regularly Melissa...with admiration for the strength, class, and grace with which you continue on your journey without Colin. As I do with Graeme, I hope you feel the presence of Colin, knowing he would want the best for you and your boys...whatever that best is.

    Found this quote and have it up on my Facebook page...wanted to share it.
    "I may bear the scars from the battles I have fought, but they do not define who I am. They make me stronger to remember what I have overcome."

    Marina and Emori...and I will be looking you up next time I'm in your end of the world!