Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I woke up this morning to a sweet card, flowers, and chocolates from my precious family.

My card was totally in Spanish because Trey bought it last night at the Fiesta.  With my limited bi-lingual-ness, I gleaned, "Celebrate the Day of the Dead", and "May you have easy time with your washing."  It is perhaps a step up from the card he gave me last year that said something like, "Hey, Baby, let's go do what made you a Momma in the first place..."

Baby steps, people.  Baby steps.

Graham painted a portrait of me.  Gotta love a kid who knows to leave off the wrinkles.

Olivia's card held a check for $100,000.  It was written by her, out of my account but it's the thought that counts, right?

Nancy Churnin, a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, wrote a sweet article on our family that also ran today.  When something like this comes out, the Lord is always faithful to humble me very quickly.  My friend Becca emailed me at the crack of dawn with this...

...while I was reading, I noticed that you can click on your name and follow the link. Here's what it led me to:

"Melissa Hill (born January 8, 1970 in San Francisco, California) is a pornographic actress and director."

And now, the truth as to how this ministry is really funded, is finally revealed.

Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day from our family and our apparent seedy underworld!



Traci said...

Happy Mother's Day- Don't work too hard!

Carly said...

I got up at the crack of noon eagerly seeking what you might have said about the AMAZING Crawfish Boil in South Dallas yesterday.... and instead you went all x-rated on me...

Btw- did you know there were crawfish there yesterday? I wasn't sure if you noticed... ;)

Anonymous said...

The article was wonderful and it was so fun to see your family be recognized for doing what you do. Have a wonderful Mother's Day with ALL of your kids.
Denise in Waco

cindi said...

hi melissa...tressa's (in tee's expl class at covenant) mom here! i read your article today and now i have stalked you here! great blog! what a blessing to see all you are doing! thanks for sharing!
cindi weber

Becca said...

haha love the cards, picture, and check . . . your kids are awesome. What do you expect with such a famous "actress" for a mother.

Anonymous said...

Great article on your family and ministry in the paper today. Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, I read the paper version rather than the online version and missed the hyperlink which would have directed me to the real Melissa Hill ;)
Seriously, I always enjoy reading about your 'adventures' in the hood.


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Awesome article Melissa!

Happy Mother's Day!!

And as for the you being a porn star, it will just make your testimony that much more exciting when you do finally accept Jesus into your heart.

AM said...

Happy Mother's Day, Melissa. Your story in the DMN inspired me today. You are living exactly what Christ told us---when you love on the least of these, you are loving Me. May God richly bless you and your husband.

Cindy said...

Oh my! What a cool story in the DNM today. So glad to know you and your family are following God in such a brave way. Have you ever read the book "Interrupted" by Jen Hatmaker? Their story is similar to yours.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day! Love, B.

little miss can't be wrong said...

happy mother's day!

Kim said...

I LOVED the article and feel privileged to call you friend (oh wait ... can I do that if we have never met)?!
Happy Mothers Day!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

patty said...

hysterical! i'm sure it was a wonderful mother's day in spite, full of fun and smiles!