April 23, 2012

Princess Taleah, Oh So Fair.

I have an amazing little brother. If you know anything about me you know how much I love him. I love him because he's amazing at sports. I love him because he's such a hard worker. I love him because he's hilarious. I love him because he's kind. I love him because he's one of the greatest men I know.

Before you read this post, I suggest you read these posts. Here. Here. Here. Here. But if you don't want to I'll give you a quick background. My brother plays football and his receiving coach is Scott. Scott is married to Tosha and they have two beautiful children, Taleah and Slade. You can read their blog. This is Taleah.


So last fall football started and Taleah (2 years old then, she's 3 now) would come around with her dad and my brother and the other players fell in love with her. And she fell in love with my brother. So one day, her Aunt Tavia who goes to high school with my brother says that she is going to homecoming. Taleah pipes up and says, "Well Ty is taking me to homecoming!" So from that moment forward we have all wanted to do a dance for Taleah so my brother can take her. But, at the end of August, Taleah was diagnosed with leukemia. Everyone was shocked and devastated. They found out on a Friday before a football game and the coaches told to players before they went on the field. My brother was devastated as well. And this picture comes from that day. Ty and his best friend Mikey praying for Taleah before the game.


From then on they've been trying to plan when to do the dance for Taleah but it's never been a good time. This weekend was finally a good time to do the dance! My mom helped Ty ask her. This is what they did.

"Princess Taleah, oh so fair, come with me if you dare. We will go to the park and play, and get your favorite ice cream Crave. At night will be a special treat, we'll dress up pretty and dance and eat. Guess my name, it will be fun. In football I wear number one."

I died when I saw this. So adorable. So here are the pictures that I stole from Facebook. Three other couples came with them, her Aunt Tavia and her two friends and three of Ty's friends.

The Day Date.



The Pick Up.








 The Dinner.


 The Dance.


 The After Ice Cream.

So there you have it. If you don't think I have the cutest brother in the whole world by now then you have no heart. Because seriously? This is amazing. You really should read those other posts too though. Your heart will melt even more. Needless to say, everyone went all out for this event. And Taleah, I'm sure, will remember it for the rest of her life. She's so beautiful and such a sweetheart. 

Oh. PS. Her dad told her before the date that she couldn't kiss Ty. And she turned to her mom and said, "I'm going to put my lip gloss on and kiss Ty right on the lips so he'll get lip gloss on his lips." Well. He didn't get a kiss on the lips, but a kiss on the cheek is just as good. Too cute.

18 comments:

  1. wow. this is amazing! and i agree ... your brother is so cute! inside and out. :)

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  2. This is the most precious thing! His heart is pure gold! What a sweetheart.

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  3. ohhhh my gosh. that is the cutest thing in the world!!! how sweet of your brother! (also, small world, i totally know that girl (Kimmy) that is one of the girls on the date/dance! the girl in the white/cream dress + glitter heels!) crazy! i LOVED this post

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  4. of course i love this. it was hard to read because my eyes were so blurry with tears!! what a sweetheart. you have a good fam!

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  5. What a beautiful family you have! Looks like y'all are all so close knit, that's so sweet. Taleah is beautiful, and I love her name!

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  6. This made me tear up at work. I am obsessed with your brother now. That is all. kbyee

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  7. Oh my gosh. Your brother was one fantastic man. He will be a great husband & father one day. Props to him, your family raised you kids well.

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  8. your brother is the cutest boy alive, wow! that is actually awesome. my heart is smiling!

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  9. That is soo sweet! I'll be praying for Taleah and her family!

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  10. this post brought tears to my eyes, what an amazing man your brother is. Taleah and her family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    xo, M

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  12. Ok, do not mind me blog stocking. But that brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet boy!! i want to marry him. no joke. That little girl is going to have the best memories of that night, ahh. I cant get over this!!

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  13. I came to this post from your most recent post about your niece. I have tears in my eyes after reading this! what a sweet young man!! you have every right to be proud of him! I'm off to read the other posts about him now.

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  14. Omg omg omg, what an amazing young man! You really do have the most wonderful brother! That is so sweet, so thoughtful and wonderful. What a great group of young people. Seriously, you must be so proud of him!

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  15. Madeleine Van ArsdaleAugust 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Ah well just stumbled onto this from Limericki.....I'm bawling like a baby. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that im totally pms-ing but whatever. What an incredibly sweet brother. It's so so SO encouraging to see godly men out there!! Praying for Taleah's family. Keep blogging (:

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