Saturday, December 7, 2019

Melissa Evans Shares Her Favorite Christmas Memory

"Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."
Proverbs 31:28 (NKJV)

Guest Post #4

"My Favorite Christmas Memory" by Melissa Evans

"I was 13, my brother Rusty was 12, and my baby brother Curtis was 10.  A close family member had attacked my Mom spreading vicious lies and gossip about her.  My mom was so devastated by the things that had been said and done that she decided we were NOT having Christmas.  It was hard to see my Mom so sad and depressed.  I told her that we HAD to have Christmas.  She didn’t feel like decorating and refused to get a tree.  My Dad wasn’t sure what to do about it.

My brothers and I decided that we would do everything ourselves, finding a tree, decorating it and the entire house.  We went into the woods near our house, cut a tree down(it was a cedar tree and very prickly), decorated it and the inside/outside of our house while Mom was at work.  When Mom got home, she was so surprised.  She cried and cried....happy tears!  She couldn’t believe how hard we worked and our determination to have Christmas.

That year was one of the most special Christmases ever!! My brothers and I, along with the Lord’s help, were able to pull Mom out of a deep, dark depression.  From that year on, we started a family tradition.  We would turn all the lights off in the house, leaving only the Christmas tree lights on, while drinking hot chocolate and each share what we were most thankful for.  That year Mom was most thankful for her children!"

Bio:  Melissa Evans is wife to Robert and mother to Jesse, Caitlin, Skylar, Kate, and Emily.  She is a blood bought child of the King!  She was born in Harlan County, Kentucky but raised from an infant in the hills of East Tennessee in a little community called Gray.  She was lead singer for the Christian Rock band, “Face Like Flint” and sang with the Southern Gospel Group, Sacred Harmony. She was involved with a long-running prison ministry and headed up “Feed the Hungry” ministry in Kingsport, Tennessee. She has always had a heart to minister to the broken, downtrodden and the poor.  Melissa is currently enjoying a solo singing career under the Chapel Valley Music label.  She owns the Get the Look Salon and Day Spa located at 5205 Bobby Hicks Hwy in Johnson City, TN.

You can connect with Melissa at her website, Melissa Evans Music and on Facebook.
For concert bookings, call Melissa at 423-677-1461.
To book an appointment at her salon, call 423-477-9700. 

Wherever You Are - Melissa Evans

Thank you so much, Melissa, for sharing this special Christmas memory with us!

In case you missed them, you can read previous Christmas Memory Sharing Posts by clicking these links:
Christmas from the Dumpster
Matthew Timmons Shares his Heart this Christmas
Tipper Pressley Shares Christmas Memories & A GIVEAWAY!!
Chris West Shares Two of his Favorite Christmas Memories

(Don't forget to stop by Tipper's post by clicking HERE to enter for her giveaway!
The drawing will be on December 10th!)


  1. That was such a special memory and brought tears to my eyes. I could feel the worry for her Mom in her words and I'm so impressed by how much they cared and loved her through her depresson, even at their young ages. Thank you Melissa, for sharing with us all today.

    1. I know. Isn't that the sweetest thing? I can only imagine how much her mother heart was warmed by the love and defense of her children. Thank you so much for your sweet visit and kind words, Betsy!

  2. Dear Cheryl ... I have been enjoying these posts of yours so sorry for not commenting, I’ve not been well. This story of Melissa’s is particularly touching it reminds me of scriptures “..a little child will lead them”... may it always be so, O Lord..
    BTW although you very kindly reply through the option to reply on those comment boxes they’re not sent to me or other commenters by Google.
    Unless we subscribe to comments from each of your blog posts, or if we come back and read them. Don’t know why they put this option when it doesn’t work, bit redundant from when it did perhaps? No idea, just know it doesn’t work! I’ve tested it numerous times.
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the Christmas posts, Shaz! I am sorry to hear that you have not been well. May God bless and send the healing you need! I do not understand why you are not getting my replies. I do not know what else to do to get them to you, other than to suggest that you come back later to read them, as I always, always try to respond to every, single comment here. It might take me a little while, but I diligently try to do it as soon as I can. I think you DO have to subscribe to comments from each blog post in order to be informed if I leave a reply. Otherwise, I don't think Google would know that you want a reply. I think this is a standard requirement. I don't get replies from comments I leave at other people's blogs unless I check the box to be notified. It is not an automatic thing - you do have to check that box each and every time, unfortunately. I hope this helps you! Thank you for persevering and leaving a comment, and God bless you, too!

  3. Thank you Melissa for sharing such a heartwarming memory! I so enjoyed reading and your beautiful voice singing. Thank you my friend Cheryl for sharing these lovely memories from your readers.

    1. Thank you, sweet friend, for coming by to read them and leave such sweet comments! God bless you!!

  4. Thank you so much for this, Melissa, and for the beautiful music you share. Our children constantly minister to me and your mother was reminded of her greatest treasures.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet visit, Janet. God bless you, my friend!

  5. Wonderful story! God made Melissa a leader from childhood. It's a good reminder that we can learn from our children, especially when they have pure and righteous determination. It has served her and our Father well!

    And what a pretty voice! Awesome!

    1. You are so right! I always feel like I learn more from Zach than I ever teach! His wisdom never ceases to amaze me. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words, brother!