Hello World

I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet..

I have been busy loving on this sweet girl and her mama:

Tough work, but somebody has to do it.

One of the teen mama’s I mentor had a disruption in her living situation right before she was set to deliver this bundle of joy.  That coupled with other challenges led to her coming to stay with us.

Sweet Pea {not the baby’s real name} and her mama Miss S. {not her real name} are now members of the Smallwood family for as long as they need to be.

I am praying through my online commitments as this situation (and other local ministry work) requires a lot of my time.  This blog won’t go anywhere but posting will be more sporadic {and will contain more baby pictures!}. 

The enemy has been attacking me and my family full force {as he normally does when you do the work of Jesus} so any extra prayers sent our way would be greatly appreciated. 

For now, we are off to sleep when the baby sleeps and get adjusted to another teenager and a newborn in the house.

I feel confident things will be just fine!


  1. Oh, wow!! Will definitely be praying for you!! That is alot to take on, for anyone, but especially someone who is as busy as you! Let me know if there is ever anything else I can do!! {Hugs!}

  2. thanks Mandy!!

  3. Jessiekaitlin says:

    What a sweet, sweet baby. You are such a good person for helping and opening your home 🙂

  4. she is a sweetheart! Thanks Jessie!

  5. You are doing some incredible work for the Lord, my dear. And I will pray for your protection and against the enemy, because I know what it’s like to be under relentless attack. You are one amazing human being, Melissa. And the blessings coming your way are too numerous to count.

  6. Thank you! Your comment is so sweet and encouraging!

  7. I think it’s wonderful that you are providing a safe place for this young mother and her baby. God bless!

  8. She is beautiful! God is good!!

  9. That is awsome.. I will be praying for you and the new family!! She is precious…

  10. What a sweetheart! Things *will* be just fine. Praying for you guys!


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