Wednesday, June 15, 2011

me, speak? oh dear!

happy wednesday!
today thoughts swirl
in this head of mine-

friday, yes
this coming friday-
two days away...
is our local relay for life

i have walked in the
survivor lap to start
the relay ever since we
started having it here in
our local town!

a week ago
i received an email
from one of the ladies
in charge of this years relay-
she asked me if i would share/speak
during the luminary part of the program
which is always a bit emotional anyway for me...
they announce all the names on the luminary bags
and usually have some gifted speakers...
this year they asked ME? oh dear.

as i am comfortable writing
i am not comfortable in speaking
i have been asked twice before...
for different events-
but, i am usually a nervous wreck! LOL

to top all this off,
is the fact that-
that afternoon before i walk and speak
i will be heading
to seattle to visit my oncologist
for my six month bloodwork/check-up-

happy thoughts & prayers would
be ever so wonderful & very appreciated!

i will be inviting my family
to come share this moment with me
i could not have done it without them
and their support & love...

how about you, have you ever
been asked to do something that
is out of your comfort zone?
were you able to keep your wits about you
and not fall apart? :)

may you have a fabulous wednesday!
i wish you all the happiness this day
has to offer you!

i leave you with this quote

by Anne Frank

where there's hope there's life
it fills us with fresh
courage and makes us strong again.



Thisisme. said...

I love that quotation by Anne Frank. Certainly my prayers will be with you on Friday, Melody, and I do pray that all will be well when you go for your check up. I will also be willing you on when you stand up to talk. I get asked to talk, and I never enjoy it and, like you, I'm a nervous wreck beforehand. But I know that you will do real well. Do let us know how it all goes on Friday my friend. Sending you hugs.

Jen said...

Many blessings for a great Relay! ~ Jen

Emily said...

You will be there to represent the many who have survived, to be able to speak about that is a true blessing.

I wish you well at your appointment, and look forward to hearing about the crazy amount of applause you received after your Relay for Life "speech"!

Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Thoughts for the day said...

You will do great.
Just go up there and share your story, you can do it, I will pray for you too.

Eschelle said...

great ending quote and I believe you'll be just as eliquent speaking as you are writing! Courage! You can do it I suggest watching "puff the magic dragon" from 1978; should help bring up that bravery!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

What a great quote! Sending good thoughts and vibes your way now :)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you well with your speaking engagement! I'm with you, I'm comfortable writing, but when it comes to's like I have no tongue in my mouth!

Shawn said...

First, and foremost, you are in my prayers for your upcoming oncology visit.
I will also pray for God to gently wrap his arms around you during your part of the Luminary program. That's all you need, his warmth and love will give you the confidence to give a speech that will touch many lives.

Hang in there my friend,

Buttercup said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come and visit often. Love your quote from Audrey Hepburn, one of my all-time favorites.

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Melody-mae, I love your new blog look! it's very appealing to the eye. and this is good news about your sharing at the event tomorrow. I'm very nervous when it comes to speaking to groups of people but I do believe that sharing is different from speaking. the question you ask is thought-provoking - I don't often enough do things outside of my comfort zone, and that is a dismay for me. your question is further evidence that it's something I intend to work on. thanks for sharing your farming inspiration. while growing up I thought of myself as "different", and after leaving there I've always felt as though I was set apart from the rest of the world because of my rural upbringing. now, not so much. I believe that chip is beginning to fall from my shoulder. thanks to people such as yourself. and I'm sending you prayers for tomorrow on the wings of my heart. it will be a beautiful experience, you'll see.

Janet Ellis said...

Hi Mel, I've been hit and miss in blogland for awhile, but I was compelled to visit you this morning. I'm glad I did :). First, many blessings and prayers going out to you as you visit with your doctor. Secondly, congratulations on being chosen to share your thoughts. It is an amazing blessing to have such an opportunity. I was asked to speak to a group of lovely women with terminal illness in March. I was soooo nervous that morning. I was eating breakfast, when all of a sudden my stomach was filled with bats...not butterflies; bats! I thought, geez, I can't do this. Then, I got curious about where the angst was coming from. I realized it was about my "performance" in front of strangers. What if I failed, lost my place, went blank? Then I settled in and I imagined myself as one of my audience. I asked myself; what would I need to hear and what would I be thinking...if I was one of them.......and then, I prayed. Mel, It was the most grace filled hour and fifteen minutes I had experienced in years. Imagine yourself as one of your audience and then, go to HIM and He will bless your words :) I can't wait to hear all about it. ~Blessings, Janet

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow.

:) :) :)

Melody said...

Sending positive vibes your way! You will do great! I just happened to stumple on your blog and I'm happy I did. My grandmother and two aunts are also breast cancer survivors and I just enjoy "meeting" new people that stay positive and show that things do get better!