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Title: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Melinda on July 14, 2009, 05:08:29 am
One of my favorite memories from my American Idol experience was the day that I found out there was a group of people dedicated to giving me their support throughout my journey. It was so humbling and so awesome and I was SOOOO excited! So, I did what any really excited person would do...I called my Mommy.  :wellduh

My mommy was, of course, just as excited as I was, but with a catch. She wanted us to pray for “supporters” instead of “fans”. I had no idea what she was talking about until she explained that her take on fans was that they can be fickle and turn on you in a second, but supporters will have your back no matter what. I immediately jumped on the idea, knowing that I would do plenty of stupid stuff that would cause the normal person to run, but if there was a group of wonderful people that had my back, I would be okay. Imagine my surprise, when the group that we had been praying for decided to name themselves “Melinda’s Backups”!!! It was so perfect! :clap

That being said, you all are honestly answered prayer for me. I never imagined that a group would not only have my back, but also have my heart. I could not do this without you and I never even want to try. Thank you for everything you have been for me so far and I look forward to more great times with you in the future.

And with that in mind, here’s a new video that shows this amazing support group working together to take my dreams and make them bigger than I ever imagined. Thank you for being My Backups. I love you! :worldhug
Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60YMJKeQD_w
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: donna on July 14, 2009, 05:12:53 am
 :bighug :bighug  We love you Melinda.  :heartbeat :heartbeat

Thank you for giving us your wonder music and your heart. Our world is a brighter place.
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Tiger on July 14, 2009, 05:19:17 am
Melinda!  We love you. 

And may I say that you are answer to my prayers.
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Post by: Jena on July 14, 2009, 05:19:49 am
Thank you so much for the beautiful video.  We love you, Melinda. :heartbeat :heartbeat :halo :halo It is an honor to be your backup, and Donna's right, the world is a brighter place because of you.
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Desiree on July 14, 2009, 05:29:51 am
Thank you for the beautiful words Melinda.     :rose :rose :rose

Thank you both, Melinda and Kelley, for the wonderful video.    :bighug :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Lexi (LMMD) on July 14, 2009, 05:45:30 am
Mama Melinda, thank you so much for your beautiful words! You always put the biggest smile on my face, and I love you SOOO much for that! Thank you for everything you say and do! I will never stop loving you, and I am going to support you straight through until the end! :bighug :bighug :bighug


The video won't show up for me :crying
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Desiree on July 14, 2009, 05:48:54 am
Mama Melinda, thank you so much for your beautiful words! You always put the biggest smile on my face, and I love you SOOO much for that! Thank you for everything you say and do! I will never stop loving you, and I am going to support you straight through until the end! :bighug :bighug :bighug


The video won't show up for me :crying

Lexi, you can find it on YouTube.  It's on Melinda's YouTube channel - DoolittleTV.
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: ghopper on July 14, 2009, 05:51:34 am
We love you, Melinda!   :bighug :bighug :bighug  Thank you for all you do and for being you!  And we'll always have your back.   :bighug :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Elcondado on July 14, 2009, 05:55:01 am
 :bighug :bighug Thank you so much Melinda...the video gave me happy goose bumps....you surely brighten my life... :bighug :bighug I Love You!
 :bighug :bighug And, Thank you Kelley for your work on the video, and for being in the hot sun that day to cheer us on.... :bighug :bighug I Love You too!
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Weezzy7 on July 14, 2009, 10:41:08 am
I am so proud to be backups, i never meet you or go to a event with others backups but my heart and soul alway with them when they go see you. I love you  :bighug Thanks you so much to care about us.
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Holly on July 14, 2009, 12:40:40 pm
Melinda and Kelley and Janet,
Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooo much for loving US  :bighug :bighug :bighug

The video brought back so many awesome memories about what we are about.... WOOOOO HOOOOO

You never cease to amaze me..... how you are always Thanking US.......  when we need to be thanking YOU GUYS  :bighug :bighug   

You have totally changed our lives...........

You three will always hold a special place in my heart........... I love you bunches and bunches and bunches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Jessica on July 14, 2009, 01:21:57 pm
Melinda, you are a ray of sunshine on our cloudy days.
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Post by: Alan on July 14, 2009, 01:50:48 pm
Thank you Melinda  :rose :rose
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Babz on July 14, 2009, 01:53:39 pm
 :bighug :bighug :bighug It's YOUR love that brought us together, made us a family, and inspired us to do what we did and will continue to do in support of you! :women  :rockon

I love you tons!!   :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: mcaro05 on July 14, 2009, 02:09:17 pm
Melinda thank you so much for your kind words and that adorable video. We all love you so much and are here with you every step of the way. Thank you again!!! Beautiful !!!  :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Dingingstar324 on July 14, 2009, 02:42:15 pm
The backups really are something special.  We love you, Melinda! Thanks, for everything!  :superexcited
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: OldSchool80s on July 14, 2009, 03:14:30 pm
You are very kind, Melinda, and the one constant.

I love and support you. :rose :rose
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Valerie on July 14, 2009, 04:22:07 pm
Thank you, Melinda!  :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: sueintucson on July 14, 2009, 06:04:34 pm
Thanks, Melinda, for your wonderful words & the video which lets those of us who couldn't be there get at least a glimpse of all the fun!    :banana :banana

And, yes, we have your back & hopefully, your heart!   :bighug :bighug

You make the world a much brighter place!   :rose :rose
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: meldoo1 on July 14, 2009, 10:26:12 pm
 :awww

We gathered together because of who you are as a singer, but grew to love you for who you are as a person.  Only you could inspire such an amazing, thoughtful group, to accomplish the things we have.
We ALWAYS have your heart, and your back no matter what, no worries about that.
We love you!
A special thanks to Janet and Kelley, you ladies are incredible, and we love you both!  :bighug  :bighug


you're a pretty smart chick, you know that??  Your timing on this reminder of why we are all here, couldn't have been better.   :thanks  :hug  
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: ghopper on July 14, 2009, 11:26:29 pm
Amen, Stacia.   :bighug
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Shari on July 16, 2009, 12:55:20 am
Awww, this just made my day!!

I have to agree with what everyone else has said.  The Backups are a most special family, brought together by you.  You inspire all of us every day, and we will all ALWAYS be here to support you.  You're stuck with us forever :)

Thank you for your sweet words!!  We all :heartbeat you too!!
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: grapeape on July 16, 2009, 06:57:03 am
Of course, you do know that "It's YOUR Love" that bound all of us in friendship - many of our friendships would never have existed if it weren't for YOU!  A forum is just a forum and a fan group is just a fan group.  But a forum is melindasbackups.com and a "support" group is Melinda's Backups - all because of God working through you.  You have shined on all of us and brought God's love to each of us in ways we each as individuals, whether we even realized it or not, were needing in our lives.  You brought this group of people together - this group that supports you and loves you but also supports and loves each other, as if in an extended family.

So, you thank us for this support but you must understand that through God's love, we all came together for a reason - and that is to support and love each other - because God felt we each deserved and needed each other.  So, thank you, God...for Melinda, for Mommy M, for Daddy D, for Janet, for Kelley, (can't forget Keith and D, too - oh, and Barney and the BAS), for those we have yet to meet, and for all of the BACKUPS!  We all now can't imagine life without each other (even though sometimes we want to - hehe).  What a GIFT of LOVE!

Oh, and Thank You, Melinda, for the gift of YOUR Love...what a combination...Your Love and Your Voice.  Are we in Heaven?

 :worldhug

Oh, and thanks for the video!  What a great video - such professional and perfect photography!!!  Oh, and the video editing is pretty good too!   :lolsign
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: Gemini2 on July 17, 2009, 04:23:22 am
I think I missed this ..... Sorry!

Thank you ladies (Melinda and Kelley) for this wonderful video! But you are the ones who inspire us to BACK you.

 :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug

Oh and APE .... do you think you over praised the photography just a wee bit?
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: grapeape on July 17, 2009, 04:38:21 am
I think I missed this ..... Sorry!

Thank you ladies (Melinda and Kelley) for this wonderful video! But you are the ones who inspire us to BACK you.

 :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug

Oh and APE .... do you think you over praised the photography just a wee bit?

But I have to Gem...you take such beautiful and wonderful photos! Thank you!!!      :lolsign
(you do, ya know!)  :superexcited
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: ghopper on July 17, 2009, 07:00:44 am
I think I missed this ..... Sorry!

Thank you ladies (Melinda and Kelley) for this wonderful video! But you are the ones who inspire us to BACK you.

 :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug

Oh and APE .... do you think you over praised the photography just a wee bit?

But I have to Gem...you take such beautiful and wonderful photos! Thank you!!!      :lolsign
(you do, ya know!)  :superexcited

I wonder where they came from?  And who is NOT in the photographs?   :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Title: Re: It's Your Love!!!
Post by: may19 on July 17, 2009, 08:38:02 am
Love you, Melinda!  :bighug