My Beloved



Happy Anniversary to my Beloved!

“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine…”
~Song of Solomon 6:3



Family News

Jonathan and Rebecca

The Lord has been doing great things in our family.  One of those things involves looking forward to being a grandma!  Our oldest son and his lovely wife have been in the process of adopting for several months now.  All of their preliminary legal work has been done. Last week, they were told that they are now on the match list.

If you would like to learn more of their story, you can click here for their adoption journey facebook page.  They have been telling their story of how they met and eventually married.  I have enjoyed learning some more of that story myself!

As you can imagine, adopting can be quite costly.  They are facing their first financial deadline with the agency the end of April.  They are presently running a puzzle fundraiser.  For every $10 donation, your name is written on the back of a puzzle piece.  The puzzle will eventually be framed as a memento for all the people who helped to bring their baby home.

Adoption Puzzle

I have never used this blog to ask for money.  I have been asked how to help and this seemed the easiest way to let everyone know.  If you would like to have your name added to the puzzle, you can give through gofundme or through Venmo to Melton Family Adoption Fund.  Anonymous donors are also added to the puzzle as ‘Anonymous.’

More important than your financial aid is your prayer support.  We would greatly appreciate your prayers for our son and his wife and for all of us as a family.  We eagerly wait to see what God has in store for us in the days ahead.

Adoption Mug


Summer Blessings

There are lots of things going on here this summer.  One blessing in particular is a month long visit with our beautiful daughter.  She arrived safely and we are enjoying being together again.


For this missionary kid, Japan is “home” and she is so glad to be here!



I am grateful for those of you who still read my ramblings.  I am not one of those bloggers who posts daily or even weekly lately for that matter, but many of you are still here.  Thank you!

I returned to Japan from my unexpected trip to the USA and hit the ground running.  Ten days after my return, my hubby and I went away to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.  I can hardly believe it has been 30 years!  I am thankful for the good man that the Lord gave me to go through life with.



And now, the Lord has allowed me to slow down for a few days and spend lingering time with Him and catch up on a few things.  I thrive with routine and am hoping for some of that soon, but it isn’t looking too likely with summer upon us.

One thing I am doing is making time for reading.  I am currently reading Adorned:  Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.  It is exactly what I need to be reading at this time in my life and I look forward to sharing it with you in the days ahead.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it!

until the next time…



I’m so sorry that I have been absent from the blog.  I am back in the states now and time is flying.  My baby, Son #2, is getting married one month from today.  Where does the time go?  We have been caught up in a flurry of activity.  I plan to do some reposting of some of my favorite posts until I return to Japan in August.  I hope you enjoy!