My name is Melissa Scott. My days overflow with God’s grace. I am blessed to be living my dream as a wife and a mom! Being a mother is MUCH harder than I ever imagined it would be, but I am seeing more and more everyday that God’s grace is enough. II Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye having all-sufficiency in all things may abound unto every good work”!
I’m ecstatically married to my sweet husband, Jeff. We’ve been best friends, and “newlyweds” since 1988! I love our precious kiddos, 8 daughters and 2 sons! They are the bravest people I’ve ever known! You see, God built our family by adoption. We adopted our oldest daughter through private semi-open adoption at her birth and the rest of our children we adopted from foster care. We know without a doubt that God brought us together. When each of them came into our family, their brand new forever family, the devil was defeated! And like the title of the song says, “Calvary Wins Again”! It is a tough fight, but one well worth the battlescars. He is the Healer and the One Who makes us whole again.
We emphatically, enthusiastically live by our family motto, “I love you forever and always and no matter what!” That “no matter what” part is the glue that bonds us together while we grow together in the Lord. Life is not always pretty, and it certainly isn’t easy, but through it all I pray that every one of our children will one day commit to passionately follow Jesus and whoeheartedly trust in the Lord. I pray that they never give up on themselves. I pray they zealously pursue the plans and the dreams God created them to live. We will never give up on them. Their Daddy and I love each of them forever and always and no matter what!
Thank you for taking time to stop here. I pray that Bones in My Heart is a place where you will always find a blessing. If you do, feel free to share our link with others especially those who are fostering or have adopted or are thinking about fostering or adopting and could use some encouragement. If you have any questions about marriage, motherhood, adoption, foster parenting, taking care of a big family, walking with the Lord, or anything else you think I might be able to help you with…feel free to email me or leave me a comment! I’ll do my best to answer each one honestly and quickly.