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  • Melissa Cotton

🌿Growing in a Pandemic...

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

March 17, 2020. I remember that day so vividly... I’m sitting in my office at my job & were told that we should pack things that we need to be able to work from home for the next month or so.. at first thought I’m thinking ok cool this will be great, more time spent with my family, getting to stay at home with LeMel (my hearts desire) & being able to still work - its a win win! If you were ask me if I thought that this situation was going to last this long β€” the answer would be NO...


& then April 17th came - & I read an email I never that I would see... β€œMelissa, unfortunately the funds from the government has run out and we have to make the tough decision to furlough some individuals” immediately tears filled my eyes and I thought - WHY ME GOD? WHY NOW!? I’ve invested S I X years into my job & our household is a two person income household, we had just moved into our new house a few months prior & we were going to be having a one year old in the next month.. the timing couldn’t have been WORSE. I couldn’t understand how this could be good. I felt like a failure, even though it technically wasn’t my fault... but through it all my husband & my family filled me with affirmations & reassurance of Godβ€˜s word that everything would be alright... & it was! God kept us through that time.


I got brought back May 1st, knowing that the potential for furlough to happen again is and was very apparent... & sure enough it did on July 1.. this time I wasn’t surprised but felt as though this is happening for a reason, there has to be a purpose to this, there is more in this season that I am just not seeing yet. After much prayer and thought I decided that I was going to take my passions for entrepreneurship more seriously.. I started investing in myself, reading, studying and learning how to make what I love to do... grow. I focused on creating content for all my beautiful friends on Instagram, relaunched this blog and became more intentional about using my word and life for PURPOSE! Little did I know that God would mold me to use this platform to encourage & inspire other women, moms and people that so long as you have a little faith β€” the faith of a mustard seed β€” mountains could be moved. What it took was literally God taking me out of a comfortable place, feeling like I was buried under a weight of unknown to spark that passion & desire that has always been within me.. I’m still learning on this journey & I’m so grateful to each of you that have joined in with me! My prayer is that you grow & gain something from being here in the House with me!


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