Monday, May 12, 2008

Introducing our son....

104 comments:

Kerri said...

Yippee!!!

Rebecca said...

HALLELUJAH!!!! I've been refreshing your blog every 5 seconds! I was going to burst into tears if there was more bad news. Yea for good news!!!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Let the commenting madness commence.

So I have been refreshing my page since you called. I have been waiting for the big reveal slide show! YAH! So, We are so excited for you guys and So happy that this blasted court crap is over! Malak K is yours! Silas can't wait to meet him...We can't wait to meet him!

Congratulations Friends! Much love!

PS. I love the song selection and I especially love the last picture...that dimple! sweet thing.

the albertsons said...

I'm SOBBING.
PRAISE GOD.
LOVE!!!!
becca

Rebecca said...

Ok, I just watched the video now...Cutie McCute!

Jocelyn said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am SO excited for you!! I had been checking all morning but nothing!! Then Kerri called and told me you had posted!! YIPPEEE!!!! Now get on a plane already:-)

emily said...

Oh sweet Tara-- yay, yahoo, yippee!!!! You have waited far too long, but now you get to go get your beautiful little man!! We are so happy for you guys.

Congrats my friend! :)

Erica said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!! Streams of tears!! I'm SO SO SO happy for you! MAMA!!! What an AwesOME day late Mothers Day gift!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Christie said...

tears tears, happy tears!

I am beyond excited for the two of you and am a little sad I'm going to miss the celebration!

Malak is a Silvestri!! Yaaaaaay!

Craig & Cindy said...

Such good news! Congrats to you wonderful parents! Lovely news today!

:)

Cindy

The Breedlove family said...

Oh yea!!! I have been thinking of you all day. Soooo glad to hear that you finally on your way to sweet baby Malak.

Amy

Juli said...

PRAISE GOD! What a beautiful son. My friend, Andrea adopted a beautiful little girl and your site was linked to hers and I have been watching your story unfold. What deserving servants of the Lord. God Bless you and your family. Malak is handsome as ever and those dimples ... I bet you can't wait to wrap him in your arms.

Sarah said...

I'm a friend of our girl Christie...she was visiting me when you got your referral so I was able to see the first wonderful, dimply pictures of your boy! I've been following along ever since, and I'm SO glad you finally have your son! Congratulations...he is just the cutest!

Carpenters said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Lauren said...

Tara - I stumbled on your blog a while ago browsing through Ethiopian adoption blogs. I have prayed you'd get through court soon, and I am so glad to see it has happened. Congratulations on your son. He's gorgeous! In Christ-Lauren

meredith said...

ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!!! i've been blog checking and praying and thinking about you all day long--i'm so glad for the good news!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations! He's a cutie! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

thedalaimama said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!! He is an absolute doll.

InGod'sHands said...

YEAH! I'm so happy for you all! When do you leave?

Blessings,
Rebecca Kepley

Ash said...

Finally! Congrats! So happy for you.

Miller Adoption Blog said...

Great news! What a relief!
I hope you'll be at the Queen tomorrow night so we can celebrate!
It wont be much longer now and Malak will be home!

Jennifer & Filipe said...

Yea!!! Can't wait to meet you Mal!!

Jana said...

Hurray!!! He is gorgeous!!!! So happy for you--whew!!!!! So glad that part is OVER for you guys.

Ted and Lori said...

Oh yay! It's so awesome to see that beautiful, dignified face again (and with so many smiles!). BIG CONGRATS you guys!

Steve & Danae said...

A HUGE congrats to you...
Danae

Lori said...

What a wonderful late Mothers Day gift from God! He is a very special little boy. I can see that he has a joyful soul full of kindness and happiness. He even looks like you guys (minus the slightly different skin shade)! Oh wowzer! I'm overjoyed for you both and can't wait to hear your travel news soon! Go out and celebrate big, you deserve it!

Jeana said...

Oh Tara, he's precious!! What an awesome Mother's Day present, too cool!!

Lauren said...

Yeah!!!! Congratulations! When do you travel :-)

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Oh what GREAT news!!!!!!
I have goose er, I mean God bumps all over!
Congratulations!!!
I was worried when I didn't hear back for you!
Blessings,
Kristy

LISA said...

Does this mean?????????????????OMG!! Congrtats!! I'm in full tear gear now!!!!

LISA said...

Oh my gosh, and he has the BEST smile! And look at that dimple!!!

Sandi said...

COngratulations he is GORGEOUS!

Jared and Amy said...

Oh Congrats...love the dimples!!!

SEG said...

Hi Tara- I am a frequent viewer of your blog through Amy's - I met her in Des Moines a while back and we connected online- anyway- I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Your court drama was so terrible! But what an awesome Mother's Day gift! What a sweet boy, I love the formula mouth and the sweet cheeks in the sunshine!! I look forward to watching your story unfold as you meet you son! Yay! We have our dossier in ET right now, but our referral is looking to be several months away yet (our agency is new in Ethiopia). Praise God for tiny Malak! Congrats!!

-Shadley

Amy-O said...

FINALLY!!! I have been so bummed since the last court date, that I can't even imagine what cloud you guys are on right now...12 days!!!! Thanks for having the slideshow ready to go at a moment's notice...Can't wait to meet Malak in person :-)

~Laura~ said...

praise Jesus!! I'm so excited for you guys. He's amazing. I could just kiss those cheeks. PRECIOUS!!!!

Amber said...

I have been following your blog and I am soooo happy right now for you!!!! Happy day happy day happy day!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, honk!! This blasted computer at my work won't open the pictures/slideshow!! Now I have to wait clear until I get home to check out this posting. Darn darn! Congratulations!!! SHERRY SAGE

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

God is GOOD!

Cograts and get packing!!!

kim said...

Thank you Jesus!! I enjoyed watching your little montage, even though I have seen most of the pics already. I had a revelation while watching... Is it just me or is Mal's and Eric's smile one in the same???? He looks like his daddy ;) teehee

Renee said...

Amen! So glad that this day finally came. It's a long road but in the end it's worth every single moment!
Lot's of Love to you!
Renee

Misty said...

yeah!! That is the best news! I have been following your blog forever and had to come out to say a HUGE congratulations!

Holli said...

His smile is amazing as I am sure yours is too today! Congrats! Happy Mothers Day!

HeidiD in CT said...

What a BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL little man! Congratulations - I'm in tears. Can't wait to see him in your arms!

Brandi said...

Congrats!!!!!

He is SO beautiful!

Brandi

Natalie Fournet said...

Congrats...he is beautiful!

jajbs said...

He is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I am sitting here trying to compose myself. I know I don't even know your family, but I have been praying so HARD for this to happen for you. I am so happy for you!

What a PRECIOUS face your little man has... such an infectious smile!


amanda

My Blessed Life said...

I am a friend of Erica's and she blogged about you so I came to look he is precious beyond words. What a mighty God we serve. Congratulations he is beautiful.

Drew Carey Show said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray!!! Congratulations mommy & daddy! He is absolutely precious. I know you can't WAIT to finally get your mitts on him. And I LOVE those dimples! What a charmer. Can't wait to meet the little guy this summer...

Timm and Jennifer said...

So, so happy for you guys...I have been watching and waiting and here is your beautiful baby boy! Congrats...now jump on the next plane and go get him!!!!

Jen said...

YAY!!!! Congrats! He is gorgeous!!! Tears of joy are being shed for you guys!!! Have a safe and wonderful trip going to get your son!!!!

Jen Rafter

Susan and Chad said...

Oh my...yippeeeee! You've got a seriously awesome list of comments here and we wanted to jump aboard as well to congratulate you! Totally a gift! Awesome news!

Anonymous said...

Tara, ever since I heard about your adoption I have came to your blog page almost everyday for an update. I have been very touched by your story and wanted you to know that I have been praying for all of you daily. Today when I opened your page I really didn't believe it, I thought it would be pictures of someone else's little boy. Then when I read it really was him the tears started to flow. His eyes are beautiful and his smile lights up the room. I will continue to pray for you as the days of transition began. Best of luck. Karma White

TedTracie said...

YES YES YES YES!!!!

PRAISIN' SOME JESUS!

Great news.

HE IS A DOLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

Oh my that dimple

Anonymous said...

He is absolute perfection!! Can not wait to see those gotchas day pictures!!
All joy and happiness.
Becky

Sarah D. said...

Yay! This is so beyond exciting congratulations does not even express it! I love you so much and am so relieved for you that the waiting is (almost) over. He is the cutest baby ever and I just want to kiss his little face and squeeze him. Can't wait to meet him!
Love, Sar

Sam said...

You sneaky little smurfs! I have been checking like CRAZY to see the status...that little montage brought tears to my eyes. Congrats congrats! Happy momma's day!!

Jennifer and Jody said...

BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, WOOT!!!
How handsome is he? I mean seriously? What a looker! Lucky momma and daddy!

The Roberts Family said...

SO relieved for you guys and REJOICING with you!!! Much love, ~Shelly

Annie said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I had followed your blog a few months ago and then found it again recently.I have prayed for you this past week or so.GOD IS SO GOOD. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift!!!!

Congrats, again!!

Lindsey & Cortney said...

YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!! I'm SO happy things finally went thru for you!! He is a beautiful baby!!

Gina said...

YAAAAAAAAY! Finally!!!!!

I'm so happy for you I can't think of a word big enough! I'm so glad that now all you have to stress over is travel arragements to GO GET YOUR BABY! What a nice thing to worry about!

Your son is so darn cute! That smile, those dimples--are you kidding me? ADORABLE!

Gina said...

Sorry for the double post, but I had to tell you this.

I just showed Bennett Malak's slideshow, and he said (or tried to say) "baby" for the first time. It sounded more like "baydie," but at least it was loud. He was really excited.

P.S. My mom is here and she's thrilled for you--she's among the legions who think your baby is a gorgeous little charmer. Ty is overjoyed for you, too.

Stacie said...

OH YAYAYAYAY!!! I'm so late with this - I went to say a prayer for you tonight and then realized that I needed to check the blog!! I'm so happy!! Now I will say a prayer for quick & safe travels to your son!!

crazy thorne's said...

Finally finally finally. Looking forward to meeting your sweet Malak in Ethiopia! Praying for him and all your travel plans, See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melinda said...

He is beautiful!! Congratulations. I am so happy to see you finally pass through court. I am praying for the quickest travel date ever! I have been following your blog since you started, just never left a comment till now.

Mandy said...

We are SOOOOOOO excited for you! and for Malak! Yeah!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!! I cried watching little Malak's slideshow. Sweet boy! Congratulations!

Ellie said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait for you to get him! He is just so cute!!

Anonymous said...

He is beautiful! Many, many blessings!

Dawnette said...

According to my calculations, Malak's court date would have been on our Mother's Day. :) God is so very good. We are praising the One who blessed you two with an adorable little son!

Allison Crossley said...

Finally!!! Oh, I am so excited for you guys! I have been checking every day for good news! He is sooooo adorable! I hadn't seen any recent pictures, but he is so cute! Can't wait to meet your baby! Even though house church is out for the summer we want to meet him before the fall!

Chris & Jess said...

Congratulations!!!! Malak is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for you!!!!!

Jodie said...

O.M.Gosh!!! I'm so happy for you! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures & your news! He's beautiful!! I can't wait to see pics of you all together!

Meredith said...

This kid has serious potential. President, maybe? Congrats- he is so beautiful. It's about time you made it through!

paige said...

Yelling into the din to add my congratulations. You've been very patient...

Gurskes said...

Congrats cute family..He is stunning and beautiful....

Your slide show gave me chills and tears. Leul asked me to play it over and OVER and OVER because he kept pointing at the screen yelling BABY and smiling and Laughing. Apparently he loves Malak!!!!

We all doooo

Happy days!

Anonymous said...

70 comments! This brown boy is celeb before he even gets home. Toss the keyboard, there's no words for this beauty!! He was worth the wait! Love him! Welcome home, baby boy. Sherry Sage

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you've had time to read all the comments tt, but did you notice that Gae Frost has viewed your blog! You're a frickin celebrity now! Congrats. Not only are you a mom but you're a mom like jlo or something.

Eric and Cheryl said...

Oh Happy Day! Yeah, for the first of great Mom Day's !!!!

Malak is so beautiful and I can't wait to see him in your arms. What a scrumptious smile he has. When do you leave for that sweet boy?
Love you--Cheryl

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled that you have made your way through the Red Sea (aka metaphor for red tape) and are on your way to the Promise Land (aka metaphor for Malak!)

I was reminded of a passage from Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies where she writes:

"I believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born - and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible."

I celebrate the act of new creation taking place in your marriage and lives. Something indeed has been born inside you guys and we celebrate that "big and lovely" thing that God is bringing into the world to put the world back to rights.

Josh

Platinum Rose said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

megan said...

Congradulations!!! He is so beautiful!!!

Gina said...

TARA!!! WOO HOOO! I didn't know when the court date was so I've been checking every day, I'm so glad he is officially YOURS!!!! Congratilations, we can't wait to meet him!!!

Christie said...

Just thought I'd let you know this is around the 20th time I've watched your montage, even though I had already seen the pictures before. He's just too adorable and he's all yours!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Eric and Tara!
-Amy's friend Joy :)

Amy said...

I just came back to read your bajillion comments and cried reading my babe Josh's. He is a keeper... I love him.

My sweet friend Joy commented above me!

See ya in a few...we will have a big red suitcase for your use to travel to a land far far away.

Michelle Riggs said...

Prais God. I am so excited for you you guys. He is beautiful.

Jesi and Joe said...

HOW WONDERFUL! I'm soooooo thrilled you have FINALLY had your much deserved day and you are now that one HUGE step closer to getting Malak in your arms! You have amassed such a following of supporters during this difficult time, and I know we're all hoping that you're on a plane and off to get your beautiful son VERY soon!

CONGRATULATIONS MOMMY! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

The Zimmers said...

Praise God! We are so happy for the two of you! We wish you safe travels! BTW-He is absolutely precious! Congratulations!

The Zimmers

Emy said...

He is just the sweetest thing!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Amanda said...

my goodness!! he is just as precious as he can be! what a beautiful smile! i LOVE him!!

Amber said...

Wow 93 comments, you have a lot of people who care about you. Congrats, how exciting!

Gina said...

I came back to look at your cute baby's pictures (again, some more), and decided to comment so you'd be a little closer to 100 comments. I totally think you need to hold off on posting until you pass 100 comments. Since you've gotten to 95 in less than to days, I don't think you'll be waiting long! (I'm kind of jealous--I think the most comments I've ever gotten was about 25, and I had to go through 14.5 hours of unmedicated labor to get even that much attention! These days, I'm happy if I get more than 5 comments!) Lotsa people love you and your baby!

Malak is the most popular baby in Internet World!

Eric & Tara said...

Thanks Gina, I have decided since I am so close, I of course, HAVE to hold out for 100 comments. It is only right and I think it would make my life perfect if I could just get those 100 blog comments. :)
(and now, since I commented on my own blog, I have 96. Heehee)

Marme said...

I just can't stop crying! I just want to watch the pic video and listen to that song every minite. But then i'll just keep crying . mmm good. Tara and Eric, you are surrounded - what a beautiful thing to be surrounded by love, support, tears, virtual hugs, and in a moment- surrounded by Malak too! And you have been surrounded all this time by sooo many angels - 98 so far . . . (i included me : ) - actually thousands is my guess. mmm good.

And he has dimples!!! He is perfect!
I'll see you soon!
marm

Jen said...

When I watched Mal's video I cried lots and then I commented but I've looked twice now and realized I don't think I saved it. Maybe I was tending to a child and got distracted. So what I said the first time was...

Lots of tears. Oh, to walk in you front door and sit down on your couch with your baby in your arms. He will be so happy to be there. He will be happy wherever he is, it seems. I love you and am so happy!

Now your even closer to 100!

Gina said...

I'm so glad you agree with me, Tara. I always knew you were smart! =)

Okay, I have a question: how is it that Malak gets cuter every time I look at his pictures? I mean, they're the same pictures every time, so how does that work?

I don't know if I made it clear before, but I am beyond thrilled for you. You've waited so long for God to bless you with a child, and now everything is being made perfect. Malak is so blessed to be part of your family, he's going to have so much love he won't know what to do! It makes me cry happy tears just thinking about it! I'm so happy for you and your precious boy!

Tymm said...

Congratulations!!

Great photo montage.

God bless you guys.

The Quinn Girls said...

Wow, I figured you had to break 100. Congratulations. I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see Malak in your arms. Let the packing begin!

The Quinn Girls said...

Wow, I figured you had to break 100. Congratulations. I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see Malak in your arms. Let the packing begin!

Rosana said...

I love my angel boy!!!!!!!! Mom S

Aunt Jess said...

Oh Man! I was waiting to be number 100!! I guess I will be 104. Yeah! Thanks you God for finally giving Malak to his Mommy and Daddy! He is absolutely beautiful and we love him already!!