Saturday, March 28, 2009

Thinking of You!!!

I'm just thinking of you! Monday is just another day to the world, but to your Mom its not. I miss you, you will of been 22...... We all miss and love you Justin.
All our Love......

.Subject: 5 minute cake mug.
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

At the end of the day I'm sure she will ask herself this very question, So this is how love feels. A family to call my own, parents that love me, brothers and sisters. Its the WOW look I see in her. The smile from the inside out. Its a nice feeling to know you did make a difference. But not without a Hugh loss before.

Are journey to Aliana was one of chance and of choice. I met her in March 2008 when I went alone to Estonia to adopt our now 3 year old son Maxim, she was a child God placed on my heart, and I was willing to listen to that quiet voice and not ask why me. I met her, fell in love with her, rushed home to tell my Husband about her, and just knew she would be our Daughter. How wonderful, how perfect, how great. We ask our Church to pray for us, we worked hard to raise the money for her adoption, we saved, we saved, we saved.

Since we had just done a adoption in December 2006 and a adoption in March 2008 we had lots of money we had paid out and we were struggling to keep up with what we needed. But we did it, and we were moving forward faster than we thought we could. Great news, everyone was so excited! And then our life stopped. Our world was shattered. We lost our son Justin, he passed away. What do you do, how do you go on, how do you go on. In August when he passed away all we saved was gone. We used it to help pay for his funeral. How do you think about adoption after a loss such as this.

You want the world to stop, you want all to be still, but life goes on, you find new in a life lost and you carry them with you everyday. A child waits foundation saved this adoption, without the funds we received for our airfare and lodging we would not of been able to complete this adoption. And she would of never of felt what she feels, her life was empty and sad. The honeymoon is over, she had been home for 5 months now. I don't know what I ever did with out her, I hope all families will look at an adoption of an older child. She is such a joy to parent, we have such a wonderful relationship with her. I tell people all the time, we are the lucky ones not her. She is a constant reminder why life does go on, even when you wish it wouldn't. I know Justin would of loved to learn Russian, I know he would of loved to hear all about her country, and I know he would of wanted us to go and adopt her.

For all you do for the children we Thank you, and for all you did for our family Thank you will never be enough.
God Bless each of you,
The Thompson Family
Aliana home December 2008

Monday, March 23, 2009

Please Pray for TJ

We have had a busy day and one of Faith. It is so great to see the lord at work. It was nice to feel his arms around us. We now are asking for you to pray for T.J. He is my oldest birth child and in the last few months almost lost his life to drugs 2 times. You cant change someone who wishes not to change. I feel its time for us as a family to get real about the choices he is making. I have informed him that since his girlfriend has chosen to sign him out of the hospital I will no longer be responsible for his life. The cold hard truth is hes an addict in all the worst ways. I have to look at what I can do not what I cant. Since his car accident he has become hooked on pain pills, he drinks way toooooo much and I think his head is now broken along with the 18 bones he broke in the wreck.

We are not the only family who has this choice to make. There are many families we know who have this to deal with. Its a bummer, and we are going to pray for Gods help. With God all things are possible. Justin's Birthday is in 1 week. He will be alive in my heart. I hope any of you who have a loss such as ours you may be at peace.

All our love.

Yet another Loss

Funeral arrangements for 55 year old Dr. Yoland Maxella Condrey-Tinkle of Mountain Home are pending at Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Dr. Yoland Maxella Condrey-Tinkle died yesterday at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

WHAT AN AMAZING LADY!!!!!! Friday I was able to see her, she was resting when I arrived, but Sasha & Nhikko sent her some spring flowers and photos of them. She is a Hugh loss to our community. She has an adopted child and was a advocate for all families who wanted to adopt. She became ill last year and was such a fighter. She left this world singing " Ill fly away" and then she waved..... Such a strong Christian woman. She is an example for all of us.

Today we have another funeral to attend, our own Mrs. Jean at church passed on Saturday at 5 am. Then we have Mikes families services this evening.

I'm feeling overwhelmed with it all, but so many people helped in the time of our loss. It is now time for us to give back as a family.

Please pray for the children who are left behind, they need to feel the Holy Spirit today!
Hugs, Melonie

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Please Pray

The names of an 11-year old Mountain Home girl who was killed and three other people who were injured in a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 5 South this morning have been released by the Arkansas State Police. Kylie Gray, who was a fifth grader at Norfork Elementary School, was killed in the 7:21 a.m. accident. Injured were her mother, 32-year old Elizabeth Gray, who was the driver of one of the two vehicles, as well as 8-year old Sonya Gray and the driver of the other vehicle.

This is the news we received today. The Grandfather of this little girl works on our land in the summer time. I ask you lift this family up to our Father in Heaven. I ask you pray for all of them. Their is no loss worse than the loss of a child.
Will you please pray with us,
Regards, Les & Melonie

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Yes, I'm on a diet. I have gained many pounds since I have this easy job working for MRDD waiver. I work three (3) 12 hour shift Monday at 7am to Tuesday at 7 pm. I'm not lazy and I go all the time but while I'm going I'm eating!!!!! So Ive picked up 13 extra pounds. For Christmas we had someone buy us professional family photos. Ive not even set up a date because I don't feel like Me. So, I'm on a diet with walking 3 miles 3 times a week. Hope to do some great spring photos.
Have a great day,