New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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By SHARON COHEN
Associated Press Writer
ROCKFORD, 111. — When the day arrived, Rose Malavolti came to court surrounded by children. They were there to take her name. She was there to seal the promise she had made to their dying mother.
The girls wore shiny Mary Jane shoes, the boys navy blue blazers. They giggled, they peeked into a new video camera, they nudged one another as they waited on the long bench.
Rose wiped dirt smudges from their cheeks. Her husband, Al, whispered to the little ones. Then they led the eight brothers and
sisters into Room 216 to meet the judge.
Nine months had passed since the Malavoltis, already the parents of four, had opened their home and hearts to eight more. Now the last adoptions were about to ,be completed.
The children scrambled to seats in the jury box as attorneys questioned the couple: Was their home large enough? Would they be able to provide for them? Were they sure, truly sure, they wanted to go through with their plan?
Yes, yes, of course, yes. Rose and Al Malavolti had decided all this last January when they traveled to a hospital room in Laredo, Texas, to
meet the children’s mother, Blanca Enriquez, who was dying of stomach cancer.
Blanca’s last wish had been that her children grow up together. Rose and Al, strangers to her, had vowed they would.
And when a sobbing Blanca asked just one question — “Will you love my children?” — Roil and Al, with tears in their eyes, promised they would.
They have kept their word.
These months have been chaotic at times, and how could they not be, coordinating 12 baths or showers a day, cooking for 12, carpooling to four schools, then collapsing in bed at night, only to start all over hours
But on this gusty November day, Rose and Al came to ask a judge to declare them family, though it was clear to them they already were.
“Decisions are commitments of the heart,” Rose said with a calm smile. “No court can tell the heart what to say.”
The judge granted the couple’s petition to adopt the six' youngest children — the older two had already completed the process — and all eight took the Malavolti name.
“Thank you!” the children, ages 2 to 17, chanted in unison, their high-pitched chorus echoing into the hallway.
“You have my prayers,*’ the judge told the couple.
“We need them,” Rose replied softly. “We need them.”
Rose, 44, and Al, 47, had been trying to adopt for years, but nothing could have prepared them for those first months.
Their new kids, who had scraped by with their mother on welfare, were way behind in school. Most had never seen a dentist. The oldest, Eli, 17, hadn’t owned glasses in almost eight years, and could hardly $ee. John Paul, 5, couldn’t identify his nose or knees.
Tutors, dentists and doctors volunteered their services, but Rose and Al needed more. So they came
up with a master plan for everyday life: They staggered bedtimes and bathing times by age, scheduled some grocery shopping for after 9 p.m., gave up hobbies, postponed household chores.
Thirty loads of laundry a week. Five hours of homework each night. Then in the morning, a dozen wakeup calls, teeth-brushings, cereal and everyone — including mom and dad — is out the door by 7:40 a.m.
That’s the easy part, mind you.
The hard part? The emotional crises Rose and Al faced instilling their values qnd expectations into children starting over with new parents in a new home in a new city.
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1665 Highway 81 West.
Bible clawer for all, 9 am.; Worship IO am.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.;
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Sunday School 9:50 am.
Sunday Service 10:45 am.
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1750 Old McQueeney Road New Braunfels, Tx. 78130. 620-7174, Office. Services: Sunday School, 9:30 am. Worship, 10:30 am. Wednesday night. 7:00 pm.
Mr. Dee Ames, Pastor Nursery provided.
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South Hickory and Go* Streets. Sunday school 9:15 am.; worship 8 and 10:30 am.
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137 E. Mill St.
Sunday service 10:30 am.; Sunday school 10:30 am.; Wedneaday service 7*30 pm. Child care available.
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330 S. Hackberry, 625-1288.
Sun. Worship 1030 am;
Sun. Bible Study 930 am.,
Wed night home ministries.
Pastor Dennis GaBaher.
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Pastor Fred McMichad Sun. School 10am,
Sun Worship I lam; Wed. 7pm.
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134 Enchantment Lane, oflFFM 725.
Pastor Jack Dooi,
Sunday services lOOOam and 6O0pm Wednesday 730pm.
For more information call 609-1325-
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1895 S. Walnut.
Sunday School 930am, Sunday Worship 1030am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denominarioc.
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Sunday school 9:45a.m.
Sunday services 1100a.m. and evening 6:30pm. Wednesday evening 700 p.m.
Pastor Wilburn Taylor.
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970 Loop 337.625-6761.
Sunday Worship 10:30a.m., Sunday sthooi-aU ages 9:15 am. Pastor Lee ZiBman.
Youth Faith Exmvaguna 2nd Saturday of each month 930 am-1 pm.
Solos Rd fit 1H 35.6290607. 9:45 am, 11 am fit 6 pm Sunday.
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245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320.
Mon.- 8am (Spanish mas),
Wed 8am (English mas), Thun.tan (Spanish), Fri. 8am (Engfrit). Sat. 5pm (Eng—),
Sun. 8am (Spanish) and 10am (English). Father Jama Waacr, M5.F.
134 Meadow Crest, *102.
Sunday Pager I OOO am.
Worship 11:00 a.m. Thursday Gams 630 pm.
Sunday school 930 am.; worship 11 am.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 pm.; worship ministry and home groups.
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355 N. Washington Ave. Sunday school 9:45 am. worship 11 am. Wedneaday payer fie Bible study 630 pm.
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734 Loop 337, 629-2202 Sunday School for ail age - 930am. Worship Celebration and Junior Church -10:30 am. Nursery provided. Youth groups fie Adult Bible study 600 pm.
A non-denominational fellowship.
Pastor Rick Bartlett 6084)330.
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373 Howard 625-5141.
Sunday Worship 830 am. and 11 OO am. Sunday School 930 am.
Kid’s Day Out-629-2286
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2990 W. San Antonio St P.O. Box 311551. 629-5673.
Sabbath school 10:40 am.
Saturday; worship 9:30 am. Saturday.
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104 Melody Lane. 608-1133-(FM 725 - 3/1Oths. mile East of 135) Sunday School 9.30 am.
Morning Worship 10:30 am. Children’s Church 11:15 a.m.
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Wed Service- 7 pm.
Pastor Ray Still.
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Maws 5:30 pm. Saturday, and, 8 and 11 am. Sunder, Monday through Friday Masses 6 p m
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1147 S. Walnut. 6204)618. Worship SKX) and 10.30 am, Sunday School 915 am. Pastor David Schulte.
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386 N. Caste!!, 625-4531.
Monsignor Eugene (^’Callaghan.
Mass: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 am.,
9:30 a.m., 11:15 am.
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A prophetic, spirit-filled, healing church. 1291 E Common Sunday School 1030 am.:
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652 N. Loop 337.
Sunday service (including children's church) at 8:30 and 1030 am. and 7 p.m.;
Ladies Bible study IO am. Wednesday, Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 pm. Wednesday.
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Meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337, at 7:30 pm. 629-4262. Public invited.
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446 N. Seguin.
Sun. 8 am. Holy Communion;
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Episcopal Church, FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive, Canyon Lake.
Sunday. Holy Eucharist 8 arn and 10:30 am., Sunday School tor adults and children: 930a.m.
Wednesday. Bible Study 10:30 im. and 630 p.m.,
Holy Eucharist: 11 30 am.
The Rev John D Bidders, Rector.
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