Melissa McLay -- March 11, 1984 to September 22, 2002
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January 14 | Wedding Gown
Melissa and I convinced Mom to show us her wedding gown, the dress she and her mother had made the summer before she married my father. She dug to the bottom of her chest and pulled out a terribly wrinkled ball of slightly yellowed satin and lace.

Melissa immediately declared that I had to put it on, but it was too small for me; I was amazed at how small my mother had been in her early 20s. I told Melissa that she had to put it on since I couldn't.

She pulled it on over her clothes and put the veil on her head. All of the wrinkles and the too-large gown made her look ridiculous, but nevertheless she pranced all around Mom's bedroom pretending to preen in the mirror.

That was the only wedding dress Melissa ever wore.
Remembered by Valette | 4:02pm

please note: the dates for all comments posted before january 8, 2004 are incorrect.

Hey, I know exactly what you're going through. I have a head-injury, too. I can't walk right, can't talk right... but, I know this lifetime is our Finite Existence, over in the time it takes God to yawn. We're here for a brief period, then, we're gone. Yesterday we wish we could've spent over, but, tomorrow is a brand, new day... to spend it anyway you wanna! I've learned a lot in my lifelong demise: To know Jesus and to love Him. That's all that matters in this wee lifetime. I'm also an author: Published ONE, going for number TWO ('La Mort Avoisinante: Faite Accompli' - out soon). And the doctors said I would be a yummy vegetable!! HawrHawr!! They apparently don't know the POW!er of the Trinity. Ask... and you shall receive. Grow-up to new heights. Live for Jesus. Accept A-L-L sufferings (God chooses the weak, like me, to make them strong; He leaves out, not through His own fault, those that don't wanna accept their sufferings). Yes, of course, you will be with her someday soon. I'll pray for her everyday. God bless.

Posted by zealot
May 21, 2005 | 10:58 AM

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