love

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I have a great husband.  He's kind, funny, generous and full of love.  What I love best about D is that he's an amazing dad.  When I married D I knew he would be a great dad - he really is incredible. Nothing melts my heart more than when D is with our kids.  They adore him, the sweet sounds of their giggles while playing with their dad is almost too much for my heart to handle.
When Beckett was diagnosed with Down syndrome, we were tested.  We had never been faced with such fear and pain before.  You see a person's true soul when together you are challenged.  I'll never forget the moment the doctor said the words, the tears that D and I cried and then the strength we gave each other.  There's no one else on earth that I would rather be with for this incredible journey.
When Miss Zoë was born I saw the father-daughter connection immediately, love at first sight - sigh.  I never had that relationship with my own dad, so to see such love was beautiful.  Zoë definitely has her daddy wrapped around her finger - and she knows it.  Her favorite word is "Daddy" and she's not afraid to use it.
Beckett and his dad are two peas in a pod, best pals forever.  Zoë is the apple of her daddy's eye, a sweet connection.  Soon Number Three will be here and a new journey will begin, what fun that will be! xx

19 comments:

Kristin said...

Tamara, what a beautiful post - words and photos. Thank you for sharing this.

Peekaboo Beans said...

I definately understand this feeling.. after ten years of infertility, 6 invitro attempts and two beautiful little girls out of the trying process, we are stronger and more appreciative then ever...thanks for sharing it brings tears to my eyes..

Cor said...

i've been watching you on the news since you started, since it was right around the same time i moved to the area in the 90s. always thought you seemed so nice and genuine and REAL for a tv personality. the more i read your blog the more i see i was right :) your family is beautiful and congrats on #3!

Urbanstems said...

Lovely post and lovely photos.. My Monday is all the better for it. Thanks for sharing x

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What a heart warming post, you have a beautiful family Tamara! xx

ApachesPrincess said...

Wonderfuly sweet post and pictures!

Pinecone Camp said...

Well, that's a pretty adorable post! Love the pics, all lounging on the bed.

Cathy said...

This is a beautiful post! I am so excited for you all.

c and d said...

well said tamara. so comforting to be in such a loving relationship...a rare and beautiful thing.

rachael chatoor said...

Beautifully written, the photos are precious. Brings tears to the eyes to feel the warmth and love. Gorgeous of you for finding and shining a light on what is truly important.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Hi Tamara.. totally off topic but I would LOVE it if you were next? Feel like a Q+A? xx

blake said...

what a sweet, touching post... your children are beautiful. xoxo

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

What a lovely post. I had no idea your first born has Down's Syndrome. My second child was born "special" (specific diagnosis not really important) and what a devastation it was, but also what a hidden joy. And, yes you really do see your partner-spouse-co-parent's soul thru such a heart-wrenching challenge.

And while those around may sympathize, no one can really understand the bittersweet-ness of mothering a special child. Mine was a beacon of joy, an aperture thru which a gained vision of so much I would have elsewise never seen or known. He also embodied a sort of loss with every day, every year that passed. It seems few want to talk about this ... feeling of loss, as though acknowledging it will diminish the blessing and joy which also is the child.

You know that you glow? I wish you well as you bring your third child into the world, make your loving family even moreso.

jan said...

Tamara -a very sweet and touching post -

RE said...

Such a beautiful post. Beckett and Zoe are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. As a wife, a mom, and the sibling of a wonderful guy who happens to have Downs, I really appreciate what you've written. You are clearly an amazing mom-congrats on number 3! Look forward to reading more.

Rachael
reworkingparents.com

Kirsten Hamelin said...

yah! just found your blog. so lovely to meet your sweet family.

Sincerely, B. said...

You have such a beautiful family. Thank your for posting. Congrats with number 3 on the way!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Hi Tamara.. by no means am I pressuring you ... just checking to see if you got my email Friday - it sometimes has issues :)

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your kids are gorgeous! I've been to Vancouver once (we lived in Olympia, Washington) and would love to see it again.