Meet Melanie Saxton: Inspirational mother, writer and educator.
focused, and talented with exceptionally high personal
standards and self-expectations. She is a magician with a
sleight of hand juggling act who balances being a mother
with several demanding careers. Yet she manages to
remain a thoroughly decent and inspiring human being.
She is a tour-de-force within the writing/editing world
- a teacher of English - a lifter of others (especially
emerging authors) with her supportive spirit and generosity
her first and foremost pride and joy is, and always
will be, her daughter. Fifteen years ago, baby Emily
came into the world and lit Melanie’s soul. At the time,
Melanie was in her mid 30’s. She had always wanted
a daughter and can't quite find the words to describe
her joy at becoming a mother somewhat later in life.
Melanie is still amazed to watch Emily morph into a
talented, hard-working, and beautiful young woman.
the highways and byways causes Melanie the usual anguish that all those of us who are mothers must suffer. Fortunately (the timing was serendipitous), she interviewed Victoria Osteen, herself a mother of a young teen driver. Victoria told Melanie, "God gives us
grace for every season.” Melanie needed to hear these words. They contained within them the power to help her accept the inevitable - that which every mother must face, albeit some more gracefully than others – the next stage in her daughter’s personal development.
child nothing of true value. Melanie re-entered the marketplace to earn a living and give Emily the best possible childhood.
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