Monday, May 5, 2008

Updates, letter, moms...

We got an update on Mal today! It is wonderful to have such things in times like these! Here is a little snipit of what Joanna had to say about our little man (and he is a little man, he is at the ripe old age of 7 months):

“Malak is such a nice guy! I am afraid he may not walk because everybody wants to hold him! If he would cry and complain more, people might actualy shy away. But until then he will remain a prince of leisure! Right now he is perfectly content sucking his thumb and hanging out!”

(I have a thumb sucker!)

It is fun to read these little insights into our sons personality and yet there is SO much to wonder about! For example, she said he may never walk, does that mean that he is already crawling?? A mama needs to know such things! I guess it will make our meeting that much more exciting, to find out ALL of these many things we wonder about. Something to look forward to!

Below is a letter we recieved from our nephew Jones, who is 2 years old. I think it is precious. (by the was he calls me TT)


And this, is a drawing of Malak...of course. What else would it be??
After a wretched week last week my mom came to visit me! It was SOOO good to have her here. And she was a huge blessing for me on Friday when court did not go well. She not only took care of her emotionaly unstable daughter, she cleaned the house, did the laundry, cooked the meals and helped me completely beautify my front yard and porch. It is now lovely and flowery and green! Aaaah, what are mothers for? This, these very things, are exactly what they are for and another reason why I wish her and my dad lived closer. It was a HUGE blessing to have her here. She is like water to my soul. (hmm, that sounds like it should be in a Boyz 2 Men song)
Love you Marmy!

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30 comments:

the albertsons said...

Aw. So great. I love moms too :).
I hope we hear some amazing news this week Tara. We're praying. a LOT. We love you.
becca

Lauren said...

Aw!!! I love having my mom to visit. She helps me sooo much. She is definately my best girl friend :-) Any news on a new court date? I'm praying for you guys.

Amy said...

Stay strong! I am glad your mom is there for you. We are praying daily for you guys...Keep us posted!

graceling said...

Moms are the best:) Nothing like your mom when you ae feeling down. Glad she was there with you!

Erica said...

Ahhhh how sweet!! Jones is too cute and your mom is a total sweetie to come visit! I'm loving the Malak update! We had a couple of thumb suckers here - you'll love it! Never have to hunt for a binky!

emily said...

Sweet mama! I'm so glad that she was with you.

Praying for some really great news this week.

Amy-O said...

Ok, I posted a couple of hours ago Tara with just "amy" and I thought you might not know who it was from because I am still not getting this comment thing with my id...I hope this time it will link you to my blog, but if not...I'm sorry again! Keep us posted!
Amy Elbow

Lori said...

I love that you got an update and such a cute one at that! Your Mom sounds wonderful and amazing, you needed her at just this time.

Your writing sounds cheerful and spirited which I love to see after these terrible past few weeks.

Prayers-

Jess said...

your son being "a prince of leisure" makes my heart happy... Like he should be dressed in a little white suit with a baby blue polo shirt wearing a gold chain wearing sunglasses on a yachat in the Mediterranian with other babies of leisure dancing to European Techno. :) ♥

Arwen said...

and that Jess comment was from me. I kind of forgot that I was in the process of fixing her blog.

oops.

Renee said...

Aw...moms are the best aren't they. I loved the letter from Jones! Sending big hugs to you!

Jocelyn said...

I love the update on little Malak!! I hope the next one we get is from his Mommy's mouth:-) May you have great news this week...I'll be stalking! Hugs from Tulsa!!

Christie said...

Sweet sweet mom. I'm so glad she could come!

And I will plan on another fun and crafty girls night...as long as it happens before Friday!

I have a key for you...get excited. (And you might need to remind me to give it to you)

~Laura~ said...

What a fabulous mama you have there!

I'm so up in the air on the blog union. If I do it'll just be me...not hubby...no kids. I still owe about 7K to Gladney and still have to travel. ACK! I have a place to stay for free but it's the plane ticket and all the going out that we'll do while there. Man, I'm so torn...I wanna go SO BAD but I have to be responsible. If God drops a check in the mailbox for 17K I'm SOOO there. It could happen, right? :)

Gina said...

Soo glad your mom could be here to cheer you up! And think, one day YOU will be that mom to Malak! Yep, babies LOVE their moms!

Gina said...

I'm so glad your sweet mama could be there for you during what we all hope will be the last bad chapter of the suck fest. You've got a good mom there, Tara, and I know you know it. She's so good at being a mom, you could loan her out to hundreds of other kids and she would somehow have enough love to make each of them feel special, too. Oh, wait, you already did that. =) (Thanks.)

We're going to keep praying that all of Jones' wishes for Malak will be fulfilled SOON! I just know you're going to have good news any day now!

The Other (Frostier) Gina

Dana J. Tuszke said...

I love the way little Malak is described. He is definitely loved. Everyone wishes to hold him. :) The updates must warm your heart.

Michelle Riggs said...

I am so glad that your mom was able to come. What a blessing.

We are praying that you get great news soon.

Jess said...

Man, that Jones kid is SO cute. Probably the cutest kid I've ever heard of. I bet he has a really cool mom....it's just a feeling I have.

Midge said...

that was NOT from me.



FYI. (i mean.... I think it, but that was the real jess. not the midge jess.)

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

What a refreshing time for you! I keep checking in with your post. Know that I am praying for the day to hear that you passed court and you are on your way to sweet Malak!
Blessings,
Kristy

LISA said...

Ahhhh, the tears are pouring.Nothing better than having Mom with ya.Their hugs work miracles.My Mom wants us to have a thumb sucker!

Craig & Cindy said...

Such sweet news about Malak! I love the pic of beautiful you and your beautiful mother.

Cindy

Eric and Cheryl said...

So glad your mom was able to come for a visit....She is a fabulous mom!

We continue to pray for great news any minute. I am very thankful for the humor you and your family are able to find in any situation. Its a blessing to everyone and of course makes me smile. Love you...Cheryl

Stacie said...

Love this whole post - first, your beautiful boy, then the beautiful people in your life who are there to lift you up when you need it. Blessings - all of it.

Prayers for you and little Malak - come home soon Malak so you can wear your matching plaid shorts with Micah & Silas!!

Amanda said...

just a few reasons I wish my moma was still here.. it makes me happy that you cherish yours and appreciate her!!

I'm glad you're having a better week!

Amber said...

That is great! Priceless.

~Laura~ said...

new court date? When is it sister? I need to be praying!

Kaydub said...

Every moment was divine!
Hugs and kisses woodsky,
Marm

Michelle Riggs said...

Thinking about you and praying for you today. I imagine that this day was very hard for you, but next year will be beautiful. Happy Mother's day.

Praying that you will be traveling soon.