Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Am I a danger to myself and others if I sit here prepared to blog about absolutely nothing? I have no idea what to say....just that my heart is pounding, evidence I must get something off my chest.

But what?

My house has been on the market over a week and not one showing. Grrrrrr.

Shawn is learning more sign language and thrilling me to my core.

My upcoming mission trip to Africa in December is fully paid for (praise Jesus) and I am fully horrified and getting cold feet. (Thank you to all of my "senders".)

Spencer is going to the Presidential Debate tonight at Belmont. I am thrilled for this experience for him and wonder if it will have a long-term affect on his precious life.

Although I am having some trouble adjusting to my new car and it's lack of everything fancy I once had, I am enjoying the small gas tank and the long miles.

I am excited that my friend Laura and I are going to celebrate our 20th anniversary next week. She is a precious friend to me.

I had a darn successful yard sale this past weekend, AMEN.

Asher, Shawn and I had a wonderful time at Gentry's Farm on Sunday, enjoying pumpkins, hay ride, toy tractors, and bumping into sweet neighbors.

It rained this morning. I wanted to stand in it, be washed, cleansed and renewed. But I didn't. I'm still all dirty.

My birthday was 10/3 and now I am 38. Thirty-eight. U.n.b.e.l.e.i.e.v.a.b.l.e. That means I'm almost 51.

Why isn't there a cure for breast cancer yet? Seriously?

I am nothing without Jesus.

I am dying to know who is gonna be President. Either way I think we'll all need to wear helmuts the next several years.

I am going to see the horses later today. I will put my clean face against their muddied coats and take a deep deep breath. Nothing smells better than a horse.......well okay, the smell of my children is the absolute best, but the horses are definitely next.

I need cake.


DEb said...

NOW THIS was a GREAT POST!! (but nothing beats your videos of the yunguns!!)...

I didn't know you had horses!!!!!!!!! We need to talk, lady!!!!!

Whitney said...

I went to Gentry's late in the afternoon on Sunday too! I took the little boy I babysit and we had a great time. Got there too late for the hay ride, but at 20 months, he only cared about the geese and toy tractors!

Melissa Irwin said...

@ Whitney, Shawn was mesmorized by the Geese, espeically since he has recently learned to "quack"...I think he recognized it. And the tractors were definitely a huge hit!

Sarah said...


Thank you for your comment on my blog. I don't know of another way to contact you other than to comment on your blog, but I wanted to let you know that I am very sorry that I put something on my own blog that would be hurtful to someone else. That was not my intention. I will edit the post as soon as possible and remove that line. I really appreciate your feedback.



Melissa said...

Happy belated birthday my twin! I love random stuff like this---because life is the little stuff!

Melissa Irwin said...

@Sarah, thank you for visiting here. Please allow me to apologize if I have caused you to despair. I cannot express how it feels at times to be a mom to such a precious angel and to come across things that pierce....even if that was never the intention. I only commented to you because I knew you were a sweet spririt and I knew that your desire was only to be funny and relay a cute story. If I thought you had been a negative person, I would not have wasted my time. Thank you for hearing me out and for stopping by here to leave a sweet comment. I am learning more all the time how to be Shawns' mom outside of our home. I'm sure I'll stick my foot in my mouth at times and I'll take personally things that I shouldn't. I stand beside these other moms. I'm an advocate for all children with special needs. Sometimes I may be too sensitive.

Sarah said...


You don't know how much your kind words mean to me. I have been beating myself up, and I know I shouldn't and that everyone makes mistakes.

My prayer is that I will grow from this experience and that God will change my heart so I can be more sensitive and allow him to direct me in my speech. I know that "before a word is on my tongue, He knows it completely." (Psalm 139) So I need to listen for his direction!

Again, I appreciate your courage and your grace in communicating the truth in such a kind and loving way.

Melissa Irwin said...


Your grace and your courage make me look like mud. And I'm honored to be here looking like mud and allowing you to shine....I have needed this example in my life. I am humbled and grateful that you didn't smear me!