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Melissa Horvath began Sweet Water Decor in her basement in 2014; nine months later, she was working her business full time. She encourages through her home decor products, well-chosen words, and unique hand lettering.

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  1. This is good Word! As is all His words .. and you are blessed to know it well in your young age.. as a grandmother of 11 I know it now.. didn’t know it as a young single mom raising 3 children BUT GOD..
    He knew about all of us and we can all testify to His goodness and grace in our lives today \0/.. blessings and welcome aboard Melissa ❣️

  2. This email was to me as though God himself snatched doubt out of my mind as I was just questioning an opportunity that my family and I are being invited to participate. Thank you for sharing this message today. Melissa, thanks for the encouragement to mothers. We need it every day.

  3. As my children get closer to adulthood (be still my heart), I’m beginning to see more of exactly what this post says…their unique gifts…how they are so similar, yet so individual. My daughter is learning to trust herself and build confidence in her amazing body for sports and her amazing mind for maybe engineering, but her heart and her hands are being trained for serving in her church. My son, bless his heart, is working to see what a “teen” is, when he still thrives as the little boy inside. He is smart, funny, and had a HUGE heart for empathy with all the feels. God is grooming him for greatness that I can’t even imagine yet. I am truly blessed as their mama, and marvel that God entrusted them to me. Thank you for this prayer!

  4. I needed this today. I am a wife and mom to 3 beautiful young adult kids. My oldest is very smart, independent, and strong. My middle and youngest both have some disabilities. My husband and I have struggled so much with this because they are our boys. I don’t know why the Lord allowed this but He does. Praying the Lord will continue to lead, guide, and give us wisdom to help us in helping them navigate life.

  5. Melissa – This book is so needed because Mom Guilt is so real. As a mom of two grown children, I’m grateful you wrote this for those sweet and dearly loved mom’s walking through this journey now!

  6. I’m very tired of being treated like an outcast or a loser, or that I don’t matter and have no purpose because I don’t have children. I’m not included in conversations, not shown pictures of others families, I am easily dismissed and avoided because I’m not like all the women with kids.

    • Hi J, God still has an amazing purpose for your life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that not having children doesn’t define you in His eyes. I’m praying that you will find some new friends who will make you feel included for who you are. Blessings!

  7. Amen \0/
    My daughter is my only child and she was such a treasure as a youngster! She is now a mama to 5 kids! All different. So far 2 teenagers…yikes! She is an absolutely amazing Mom…. and just like all mommies… she forgets how wonderfully she is made.
    This devotional is a perfect mother’s day gift for her and all mommies! ( ;

  8. This devotional looks amazing! “And it’s an assurance that perfection is never the expectation, that there’s no room for mom guilt, and that God will never abandon you. He sees you, and His love for you is unwavering” -this right here is why I need this book. ❤️❤️

  9. You are excellent writer and thank you Melissa for coming to Incourage. I can’t wait to hear other stuff you have to say to in the days to come. One thing we can relate to is we are all Daughters of the king of kings. As it says in the Psalm you talk about we are fearfully and wonderfully made. That God even knew us before we born. That he covered us in our mother’s womb. Our frame was not hidden from God when we were made in secret that means our mother’s womb. So that tell me we were made for This. How precious are His thoughts about us. We couldn’t even count them. God is with when even awake. 13-18 or Pslam 139. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

  10. This devotional book looks like a nice encouragement to mothers. I am going to buy one for each of our daughters who have young children to encourage them. I would have liked more encouragement like this when I was raising our children.

  11. Melissa,

    Women forget how wonderful they are. Life is so full of twists, turns & things never expected. Mamas need to know they are loved valued for who they are & what they do. They are raising the next generation. Moms God made you for this job & gave you the children to mold.

    Blessings 🙂

  12. Aloha, I love and enjoyed reading about your devotion for mother’s. I have a daughter who I know would benefit from your devotional. Thank you

  13. Wow, Love this meaningful post and Heartfelt Prayer. THANKS, Melissa for your special gift of inspiring words. This encouraging devotional, You Are Made for This, sounds amazing…so refreshing to the soul for all the mama’s/grandma’s too. I remember Beth Moore giving one piece of advice to new mommies: We only get one shot at it. Once they’re grown, they’re grown. Give up on doing it perfectly but do it with a lot of HEART and a lot of LAUGHTER and a WHOLE LOT OF JESUS…rock them all you can! My Prayer: Dear Father God, “Thank You” for the blessings that comes along with being a momma of two amazing daughters, along with being a grandmother to five precious little ones! Being a grandparent is a great privilege & a source of endless Joy and Satisfaction. We praise you, Heavenly Father, for your promise in Proverbs 17:6 “Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly” Amen SHINE God’s Light where ever you go! P.S. Invest your time….Children need a lot of attention as they Grow!!!

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