I Love You to the Moon

I Love You to the Moon
Being a Mother is the greatest blessing of my life ~

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Inspiration for Writing

Good morning all!

Today is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!! What a beautiful day!

I wanted to share with you from my heart. July 3, 2006 was the greatest day of my life! God gave me the desire of my heart, and that desire was my baby boy, Caleb.

My husband and I have been married for 17 years now, but for the first 12 years we were not successful in getting pregnant. Yes, it was very disappointing especially when everyone around me was getting pregnant. The disappointment started to turn into frustration which I was not liking at all. So, at that point in my life I knew I had to lay it all at the Lord's feet. Once I laid my cares down at the foot of the cross, in that moment, I knew in my heart that God was not going to forsake my dream of being a mother.

In 2005 my husband and I started checking into foreign adoption, but we didn't tell anyone yet. We truly thought we would be adopting a baby from Korea. Unbeknownst to us...the Lord had other plans! We had finished all of the piles of paperwork, interviews and such needed for adoption. Now, we just had to save up the final (large) amount of money needed for the Korean adoption – which we knew would take a while. Well, towards the end of June 2006 we received a phone call about a domestic adoption. Mind you, we were not on any list here in America to adopt! God, being the BIG God He is, orchestrated the entire miracle of Caleb all on His own. From the time we received that amazing phone call – around June 22, 2006 – and the day Caleb was born was just 12 days! That's crazy and unheard of! But God did it! He gave me and my husband the greatest gift of our lives!

This whole story couldn't be more amazing, and I have only told you a very small part. I will save that for future blogs.

My purpose for telling you is this: Caleb is my inspiration for writing children's books. I could not even express in words how much I love my son, and how thankful I am to God for his gift of my precious baby boy.

“I Love You to the Moon” came straight from my heart. It started out as a little rhyme that I would say to Caleb before bedtime, and suddenly it became the poetic lullaby that it is now. It blessed both Caleb and me so much that I realized I wanted to share it with others in hopes that it would bless them as well.

Every child is a gift from God, no matter how they come into the family.

I have so much more to tell about my wonderful son, but you are going to have to wait!

Blessings to you – and tell someone you love them today!


  1. What an amazing story! My daughter is my inspiration, too. I dedicated my first picture book to her, and just to see her face light up when she reads that dedication page melts my heart. She means the world to me.

  2. That is such a wonderful, inspiring story. I have no children of my own but always felt like my first niece was my child. Watching her grow up was so close to my heart and she made me fall in love with little kids and that has given me inspiration to write for the little ones. I need to hop on over and take a look at your trailer. I hope you'll do the same for me and look at mine. I have my first picture book coming out in June 2011. If you haven't already done so, please follow and check out my blog at www.allynstotz.blogspot.com

  3. I can't wait to read more about it. God is truly a God of miracles!
    Amanda Joy

  4. What an amazing story, Melissa.He does work in wondrous ways, doesn't He?

    Congrats on your book! Another great one I'm looking forward to reading to my girls.

  5. Oh, that is SO beautiful, Melissa! Thanks for sharing your story. :) I can't wait to read your book now.

  6. That's a beautiful story. I love this. I REALLY want to read your book, now.

  7. It was so nice to meet you today! You, your son, and your mother were such a delight to me and my family.

    Kathy Post

  8. Tears welled in my eyes at your story. I can't wait to read I Love You To the Moon!

  9. What a wonderful, heartfelt story. I will definitely be adding, I Love You To the Moon, to my reading list.
    We share a similar story in our family. My aunt, also adopted a baby girl from Korea after years of miscarriages. She was truly a gift from God. Now, my cousin, is grown and married with two beautiful children of her own. The loves of my aunts life. :)
    I'll be sharing your story with them as well.

  10. What a touching story, thanks for sharing.