This is Melissa. She works with me (R2) and our mother. Throughout the years of knowing her, she has become like an older sister when it comes to sharing life experiences, catching-up and simply checking-in. Like all of us, she has faced many ups and downs with life’s curveballs, but her belief and resolve has always remained true. We have loved getting to know her throughout the years and are so excited for her on her next journey of becoming a mother! Take a little look-see and get too know Melissa.
“I hope this brings you comfort”– Anonymous
Q: What is the tone/sound of your alarm clock?
A: Silk, it’s a soft harp like tone. Because I don’t like to be frightened first thing in the morning.
Q: Morning person or night owl?
A: Night owl.
Q: What’s your fave quote?
A: “When I wake up, & my feet hit the grown, the Devil say’s shit the bitch is up”
Q: Sandals or Sneakers?
Q: Your word for the year?
Q: What’s the last picture you took?
A: Of my grandfather and I, may he Rest In Peace.
Q: What book would you recommend?
A: Pretty Happy by: Kate Hudson
Q: Countryside or beach?
A: Countryside by the lake.
Q: One fun fact about you.
A: My left eye is half brown, and half green/grey/blue.
Q: Electronic or paper calendar?
A: Paper calendar.
Q: Fave flower.
A: Red Rose’s. They are my mom’s favourite and her mom’s favourite (my grandmother).
Q: Savoury or sweet?
A: Both I love all kinds of food
Q: Fave artists.
A: Andy Warhol
Q: Fave season.
A: Summer & Winter
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Tea, I am highly intolerant of the coffee bean.
Q: What’s your favourite dessert to eat?
A: Black Forest cake. This is what my grandparents made for me on my 1st birthday, and every year since I could remember.
Q: What’s your favourite dessert to make?
A: Cheese cake
Q: How would you describe your fashion style?
A: Urban streetwear by day & modern classy by night.
Q: How would your best friend describe you?
A: Caring and puts herself last.
Q: What do you do to relax?
A: Grab all the food and snacks I like, and watch a movie.
Q: What’s your most favourite place, you’ve travelled?
Q: Which element best represents you?
A: Water, because I am sensitive.
Q: Of the books you read this year, which one(s) was your favourite and why?
A: ROOM by Emma Donoghue, because it moved me, especially being a true story.
Q: Current role model?
A: Always was and always will be Janet Jackson, because her songs spoke to me, for what ever hardship I was going through at the moment.
Q: What is “home” to you?
A: A cozy modern country style, surrounded be love ones.
Q: What are you most grateful for?
A: My parents, they made me who I am today.
Q: If you could change one event in history, what would it be?
A: Nothing, cause it might change the things I love today.
Q: What causes you anxiety?
A: The things I have no control over.
Q: How has opening up about your infertility helped you?
A: It surprised me how comforting women can be towards one another. I wanted to show that having fertility issues does not make you less of a women. There is a beautiful movement of support!!!
Q: What made you take the leap and share this part of yourself?
A: It all started when searching for answer.
Q: If I could grant you one wish, what would it be?
A: For people to be more humble.
Q: What 3 things bring you joy?
A: My family and friends, and experiences I have in life
Q: What steps do you take to ensure you take time out for yourself?
A: Learning not to be a yes person.
Q: When was the last time you meditated/prayed?
A: Yesterday, I pray everyday.
Q: Would you say your religion is central in your life?
A: Yes and it is very present
Q: If it changed over time, when did that change for you?
A: It hasn’t changed. I’m just more vocal about it.
Q: Can you recall a pivotal moment when your faith/belief helped you deal with something in your life?
A: Death of a loved one & my fertility issues.
Q: What would you like your legacy to be?
A: To be a strong loving mother to my children, a great friend, and the glue that keeps the family together.
Q: Describe yourself in one word.
Q: If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be?
A: My grand parents.
Q: What do you see when you look in the mirror?
A: Growing person who with time is getting wiser
Q: What do you love most about yourself?
A: My caring heart
Q: What advice would you give anyone who is struggling with loving themselves?
A: That finding yourself is a deep & spiritual way of loving one self. Its the best first step!
Q: What advice would you give young Melissa?
A: That boys are immature, you will get hurt, but it won’t last for ever. Have fun, and the time of your life to the fullest.
Q: What has being in a relationship taught you about yourself and about love?
A: To be more patient and that love conquers all.
Q: What is something you accomplished this year that you are most proud of?
A: Getting pregnant.
Q: What is something that was difficult for you at the beginning of the year, but is no longer difficult?
A: My fertility issues.
Q: What was the most challenging thing for you this year? or the last few years?
A: For people not to see me as the youngest at work, and therefor not taking me seriously
Q: What 3 most important things have you learned this year?
A: Put me first, don’t get overly involved, do my best.
Q: What’s your most important goal for this year?
A: To be an amazing mom, and supporting partner.
Q: How do you plan on achieving them?
A: Patience and love.
This was a snippet of the Melissa that we know and have grown to love with all of our hearts. We have known her for numerous years, that it has become a blur as to when it all began. She’s kindhearted, loves larger than this world can handle and we wish her all the love, affection, prays and well-wishes in her new endeavour of achieving motherhood.