Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

♥♥♥ Special Christmas Blessing ♥♥♥


The Spess Family is getting a very special Christmas blessing this year, and we’re so excited! This is Melanie (the blessing giver) with my son, Matt.

Mel had a bit of a hair thing going here 😉 but she was and is truly adorable!

I’m really impressed with this young woman. She’s not the same little girl anymore. Neither is the kid in the walker. He got married this past summer.

Anyway, that little girl grew up.

She learned to scream at Santa. (Her two brothers look amazed that she can cry that loud, don’t they?)

 And to scream FOR football players. (She was a cheerleader, and in this picture is football queen. That’s her niece and nephew with her.)

Soon she found her handsome prince, who swept her away on a white steed. Okay, I made up the part about the white steed. Melanie finally got a handle on her hair, but  Jeremy . . .  🙂

The happy pair soon had an addition to their family.

I know. The baby’s hair looks like a knitted cap. But she grew and her hair changed.

Pink hair is all the rage these days. Right? 🙂

Finally, Mel got the baby’s hair under control and we learned how very, very cool she is!!!

And how smart! She’s not even two yet, and she’s already in college and cheering for the right team–OSU!!! (Oklahoma Spess University!)

So the ♥♥♥ Special Christmas Blessing ♥♥♥? The happy couple is giving us another baby! And we can hardly wait. (I don’t have a picture of pregnant Melanie, but I think the baby is going to weigh more than she does.)

I just hope she doesn’t inherit the hair problems.

Because Mel and Jeremy are blessing us, I want to give them a blessing in return.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV 

(Ps: Just kidding with the hair.)


Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

14 thoughts on “♥♥♥ Special Christmas Blessing ♥♥♥

  1. Thank you for this blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts from the heart. In my busyness, I had forgotten to stop and feel CHRISTmas. Thats my favorite part, feeling CHRISTmas. You opened my ‘feelers’ this morning, Thanks!

    Mom felt CHRISTmas in such a big way, she loved it. I think it’s CHRISTmas all year round in Heaven and Mom is loving it.

    Yep Melanie is giving us another blessing this Christmas. How blessed I am, granddaughter #3. My girls are the delight of my life and God is giving me more to delight in.

    BTW: That hair is an 18month old’s version of the ‘Dorothy Hamill” lol, and I fixed it!!!! (funny, isn’t it)

    Merry CHRISTmas sweet big sister! I love you

  2. Awwwww! Sweet Mel. I love you and miss you ALL

  3. a little pig!!!!!
    Has Mel had that baby girl yet?

  4. It must bring back a lot of memories looking back over those photos, I hope you all have a happy Christmas 🙂

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