Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Different Kind of Celebration

I know if you've been reading my blog I told you I'd get off the celebration theme, but this kind of celebration is different!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party, 2009! The ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom's have created a great way for people to connect in the blog world. Click on the banner to learn more and join the party.
Ultimate Blog Party 2009
If you've joined me from the party, welcome! Let me introduce myself. I'm Melissa, the wife of Dear Husband, the stay at home mom of almost two year old Little Man, and a woman who desires to follow after God with all her heart. Since I stay at home a lot, blogging has done much to help keep me thinking and stay connected to people. I started blogging when Little Man was about to make his grand entrance to the world. Just this year I began this blog because I wanted a place where I could process and share what I was learning. I belong to a great body of believers, but felt that God was leading me to share in this arena. This blog is still growing; you might want to think of it in some kind of caterpillar stage. It's also a pretty serious site...sorry no giveaways, no cute themes yet, and lots of reading. Regardless, of how it changes, I want it always to be a place where you can find some encouragement by connecting to someone who's trying to be the woman God sees her to be.

You might want to check out these posts if you're interested in learning a little more about the site.
Servant's Heart
Something To Share With A Mom
Book Chat
Let's Celebrate

Back to the party! There's nothing like having a reason to celebrate. Here's what I'm celebrating today:
1. I can see some brown grass and not just a foot of snow in my Maine front yard. AND the calendar says it's spring.

2. Little Man can say Thank You and said it to me on his own without any prompting when I have him some yogurt today.

3. Ice Cream---and the opening of our local ice cream location

4. My God who hasn't given up on me even when He needs to keep repeating the lessons He wants me to learn.

5. The Internet, which allows me to keep in touch with family and friends, and meet new folks like you!

Before you leave, I'm curious. What are you celebrating right now?


Michele said...

Nice to meet you! We have a lot in common....I'm a Stay at home mommy, now to 2 boys, a farmer's daughter, and was a former elem. teacher. Pray you have a wonderful day!!

In That Moment... said...

Just blog hopping for the UBP! This week I will be celebrating my little man turning 1 - bittersweet!

Abby said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! That is a really cute little guy you've got there! My son is 19 months old. I see that you are in Maine. We went to Maine for our honeymoon-it was beautiful! Happy Saturday!

☆SmartMommy☆ said...

what a sweet and grateful little boy you got!
My Party Post

Angie Vinez said...

I've got much to celebrate! God has blessed me immensely!

Looking forward to getting to know you.

Happy Celebrating.

Tricia said...

Welcome to the party! I love your blog, I too am trying to be the woman God has created me to be, which is also why I blog... to share the love of Christ and His amazing grace, and hopefully to impart a hunger and thirst for Him and His Word!

So nice to meet you and I will be back!


Rona's Home Page said...

Hello from a Very Windy Vegas!
I'm celebrating that our Heavenly Father is always generous. One definitely needs the Lord and the Word in this town.
I used to live in Portland for many years. I then met a Californian and the rest is history!
I hope that you're enjoying the UBP.
Have a terrific weekend!

Mary said...

Hi Melissa,

I'm celebrating the ultimate blog party too :)
But more importantly, my daughter is three weeks old today! She's a pretty special gift from God and we're so happy to celebrate every milestone.

I really liked your "Something to share with mom" post btw.

Melanie said...

Hi, so nice to meet you! I'm definitely going to come back soon and read thru some of your posts... sounds like I definitely would enjoy reading!

Enjoy the party!

Tracey said...

I'm celebrating finding so many great new blogs to read through the Ultimate Blog Party! I'm also a former elementary school teacher and current stay-at-home mom. Plan to visit your blog again!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Hi...over from the blog party. I'm picking blog names that catch my interest! I'm celebrating the fact that all my kids are home and safe tonight; also, that we all have good health, when so many others are suffering right now.

I, too, am a woman after God's heart. He is my life, my hope, my joy and my Peace in the journey.

Keep to the road. Keep to Him for always.

peace and blessings to you in your Sabbath rest~elaine

Paige said...

I am so glad I was led to your blog tonight. I too am trying to find God's will for my life and be the woman he intends for me to be. I will definitely be coming back to visit and follow your blog.

Blessings to you and your family!

Lisa said...

Just popping in from the party links. I wish I was celebrating something today, but untimely news about a friend's dad dying has brought sadness to my soul. I can at least celebrate God's eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, that this man was saved, and that God's mercies are new every morning.

Blessings to you!

Megan said...

hi there visiting from ubp 09...great post and site.

I just started a linky for women to encourage and pray for one another. it's called "In His Word Wednesday" I'd love to have you join, here is the post from last week and week before. check it out if you get a sec...

have a great party week

Sheryl1024 said...

I am excited to find your blog via the Ultimate Blog Party! I can't wait to come back and read more! Have a great week!

ilovemy5kids said...

What a precious post! I'm glad I found this through the party!

Truly, I'm celebrating my kid's bedtimes, right now. :)

Muthering Heights said...

Hi there! I've come from the UBP!

You have a very cute blog. :)

Beth in NC said...

Just came over from the party to introduce myself. I like your blog -- very nice!

I hope you'll come over for a visit too!

Many blessings,

LivingforGod said...

I came here via the Ultimate Blog Party. So nice to meet you, another sister in Christ! Your boy is adorable.

Hope you'll come visit my blog when you get a chance :).

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

So glad I found your blog while hopping around this party scene! My little guy is almost one and also found that blogging is a great way to get out all those things in my heart and head! Blessings to you as you seek the heart of the Father!

Stephanie @ Faithful Follower Of Christ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your son is cute! Nice to "meet" another sister in Christ. Keep serving Him!

julie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate your heart to share what God is teaching you as you process through it. Blessings on you, your family and your blogging!

Sheryl1024 said...

Thanks for coming by to visit my blog after I commented on yours. I hope you'll come back again! I've put yours in my reader so I can stay updated. Good luck with your candle-dipping session this weekend - you are far more courageous than I would be! I am sure it will go really well!

Sheri said...

Just poppin in to say hi. We're gearing up to celebrate Easter, and of course, everyday we have together is a celebration and blessing.
Have a great week.

DeeDee said...

Hey- stopping by from the UBP... your title caught my attention.
I have three give-aways at my place if you have time to drop by.
Sweet Blessings!

Groovewoman ♫ said...

WOOHOO, A fellow Siesta at the ULTIMATE-BLOG-PARTY!! Girl, I am soo excited to meet you and to have found you at this crazy party.

It's refreshing to find another Siesta. I am looking forward to read more about you and get to know you better. Hop on over to my party when you get a chance.


Baba said...

Hi! So very nice to meet you! I think your blog will be an inspiration to many women. Love your writing. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

The Davidson Den said...

I'm so glad I'm doing the UBP thing. I've found several new blogs belonging to believers, including yours. Yay! I'll be back! :) Stop by my place if you'd like...

Sab said...

I've come to your blog from the UBP!

I've been celebrating loads of stuff lately. Right now... my lil girl is 6 months. She's eating solids. It's a messy good time! And I'm almost done my railing.

Your lil man is adorable!

Linda said...

Cute kiddo! Great blog. :)

I will visit often! :)

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

So nice to meet you! I too desire to be a woman after God's heart!! It is refreshing to find others who love the Lord! Keep on shinin'!

suzannah said...

you have a lovely site.

i'm celebrating less nausea with this second pregnancy, my joyful sixteenth month old girl, and the promise of spring!

God's great grace

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