Wednesday, August 11, 2010

36 Days Out

To the Lovely Readers of this Blog,

There are several reasons we have not been updating this blog as much this summer.  The main reason was that I (Molly) took a bit of a mental break and chose to hide out for awhile in a state of denial.  I just couldn't face the reality of our looming court date.  When there is no court date there is no decision to be made.  Now that we have a date scheduled the reality of a negative outcome continues to smack.  Additionally, we switched to a different computer and lost months of pictures.  Birthdays, vacations, etc. all gone.  I love chronicling our happy moments because of the permanence it gives these times.  If the worst happens I could look back at these pictures and celebrate all of the beautiful time our family was whole.  I am glad to say that Matt has some software he believes will restore these pictures.  Yes! Until he gives it a go though there is not a lot to show here.  However, I do want to keep Wave at the forefront of your mind in the hopes that you will keep us in your prayers.  We have a wild and crazy and beautiful and charming little girl in our family that doesn't belong anywhere else.  I would love to share a bit about what she is up to these days.

*Wave is a talker.  Matt and I don't get to say a lot in the company of two girls with so much on their mind.   Wavy is 25 months old and usually gets out a few 7 word sentences each day.  For instance at Target while picking up some new underwear for Harper: "Wavy needs to hold undies like Harp."  She thinks she is awesome when she calls Harper "Harp" or "Harps" or "Harper Harp." She likes to open the pantry door and tell me what snacks she is interested in: "Wavy needs a snack Mommy. Uhmm... how 'bout candy. No... how 'bout a sucker.  Fruit snacks!" I generally say, "Oh, probably not right now. Maybe I'll think about it after you have (fill in the blank with healthy option)." Wave's response is always "I'll think 'bout it too."

*This girl can gallop.  She throws her whole body into it and leads herself around the room with her hip cocked.  This is usually accompanied by a huge grin.

*If you can't find us at home try the emergency room.  I am waiting for the day where we make our first trip to the ER for stitches or a broken bone.  Wavy dangles precariously out of her crib to reach the light switch or to try to escape from her bed.  She climbs onto the coffee table and launches herself off onto the floor.  She scales the outside of the stair case if you're not looking for one second.  She won't sit down in the bathtub.  She laughs in the face of danger and is always looking for the next adrenaline rush.

*Wavy loves her family.  She is quick to say she is sorry if she does wrong.  She wants to know where her sister is as soon as she wakes up every morning and every afternoon.  She dries Harper's tears with her hands when Harper cries.  She snuggles me and plays with my hair and calls out to me from her car seat, "I love you Mama!" She makes an extra effort to be a ham for Matt.  She looks at him intently when he talks to her and you can see how much she loves her daddy all over her face.

*She's our daughter and we're her parents and we're all where we're supposed to be.  Please continue to pray for the judges, our lawyer, and our family for the next 36 days and then as the judges make their decision.  Please keep checking in and reading and praying.

We're so grateful for your support.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Thank you.

PS When I was looking back through our pictures and feeling nervous and sad that I couldn't see any recent pictures of the girls, I was looking for different files and one of the last pictures we have is from early this spring.  It is the picture of me coming home from work immediately after finding out that we won our last court case.  I just want to post it one more time in anticipation of having a NEW picture of my whole family on the day that we win this upcoming case.


Carla said...

You know that i think of you often and pray to our Heavenly Father to keep that rascal in your wonderful family. I'll wear my blue bracelet till your court date, to remind me. Read your quilt!! :)

cari said...

I love you guys!

bri-bri said...

i can't wait for that happy picture. i love you guys. still praying.

Chris and Diane said...

we're definitely still with you and thinking of you/praying for you often!!!!

much love, the wiebes