Thursday, November 3, 2011

Because She Does, Thursday



Reflecting back on the beginning of my marriage I have immediate thoughts that return straight back to my sister-in-law Melisa. 
I have to tell you, no one was as welcoming and warm as her when I first entered the family. All those jitters of going into a new family and being faced with a new life was dissolved because of the sweetness and friendship that was immediately given by sweet Melisa.
I've heard that going into another family is hard because of the fact that they just aren't your family. However, Melisa created a bond just like we had been sisters all along... we could laugh, joke, be crazy teenager girls, and be serious all in one stroke. 
But Melisa isn't just like that to me, in fact she is that amazing to everyone. She has a knack for making people feel special. If she's met you once- she WILL remember your name and your entire family and their names as well. She looks for the positive in people, and is constantly looking for ways to get to know others, why they are important and she makes sure they KNOW they are important.
Melisa is always taking the higher road, if there ever is a misdeed done to her, she constantly is saying- "i'm just going to take the higher road".
AND she does. 
Melisa is a go-getter, she sets her mind to something and gets it done. She has accomplished many things in her life, from working with T.V. sets (at a very young age), starting her own jewelry business, one of the head coordinator for Best Buddies, mother of two and many more things.  She is an example of always doing her best, placing that best foot forward, and setting on imprint on peoples hearts. 
I've been blessed to have a sister so amazing as Melisa. Love you girl!







On another note, due to the compilation of papers from school getting stacked on my desk, chairs and floor...I've made the executive decision to slow down "Because She Does" to once a month...
HOWEVER, i still would LOVE any submissions about a woman who has influenced your life or others. Send your stories to shelbyandbrandon@gmail.com 

15 comments:

Mel said...

Shelby- You are dead on! Melisa is a sweetheart! She is amazing!! I love running into her (even if it is at target every week! lol) because she is always so happy and positive! Love her!
Mel

texas is for lovers said...

I have never met her but feel like I have! She seems like such an inspiring person

Terri said...

You know, I HAVE met Melisa only once and you are spot on. She was so friendly and bubbly....complimented what I was wearing and in that short conversation, we were talking like we were old friends. I'll never forget her kindness and that great big smile of hers. Thanks for sharing Shelby. :)

Kim said...

Such a sweet dedication to your SIL. I hope to meet the two of you (and Jessi!) some day. :-)

Robin L Greenslade said...

Shelby,

What a great tribute to your sister in law! Looking into her eyes is like looking into the heart of warmth and laughter.

And, as amazing as SHE is .... so are YOU.

Linnea said...

This is wonderful, and reminds me of someone I love who has similar qualities...maybe I'll submit to your because she does. :-)

Cassidy and Daniel Stephens said...

It is so true, Melisa makes me feel like a million bucks every time I see her! I'm so honored to know her. I admire her goodness and happiness she extends to everyone she meets.

Kelsi said...

So true!! I love Melisa she has always been so nice and friendly with me. She always makes me feel welcome. You're great Melisa!

Mags said...

You hit it right on the nail! What an amazing person she is! and makes anyone feel amazing right along with her. We are blessed to know her! you are awesome Shelby!!!

Melisa said...

Shelby!!!! I am so touched by your article! Thank you so much! What a beautiful tribute, that I will forever cherish. That was so sweet and it truly meant so much to me. Thank you so much. And all of the sweet comments. Wow! I am really touched! You are so sweet!!!I am going to print it off and save it my special note box where I keep all my special memories. :) Thank you again! See you tomorrow! xoxxoxoxo

marcia said...

I'm glad you wrote about Melissa she is such a bubbly fun person. You two are a lot alike in many ways. Like you are both very cute, fun personalities, happy and kind. I was impressed that Melissa was not only friendly to me like we knew each other forever but also immediately became best friends with Shae.

Tracie said...

As Melisa’s sister I can attest to the things Shelby said. Melisa is the very best sister, and friend! Everything you said about her is so true. She is great-and I'm so glad she my sister!

Kathlyn Osmond said...

You are all GREAT! Debbie and Donny are so blessed to have such nice daughters. I know Debbie loves having some other females in the family. Loved the photos. Hope you are all doing great! Tell everyone "hi." Love y!

Anonymous said...

I've never met Melisa but in all the photos I've seen of her she always has the most beautiful smile and seems such a happy, kind, positive person.

It sounds like you are lucky to have each other in your lives


Caroline

xx

Elma Gonzales said...

Wow, I just love the photos of you and Melisa. I would love to see more. :D I like Melisa too.