The love between mother & child is like no other bond. (Mariska&her son August):
Mariska&her newest edition by adoption-~Amaya Josephine Hargitay Hermann~
Oh yea...Mariska finally got a twitter -dances/faints/happiness/-@Mariska
"Everyone, please hold hands," August directs as his father, then his mother, says grace. They give thanks for the food, their health, the beautiful day, and the company of friends. They ask for guidance and to grow closer to God.
Though Hargitay and Hermann met at work, their first real date was at his church. "It was pretty sacred and profound in our life," Hargitay says. "It completely set the tone for our relationship and our marriage."
Though she was raised Catholic and has a very strong faith, Hargitay calls herself a Christian who doesn't go to church every Sunday. "Religion has caused wars and also a lot of pain, and I don't think that's what God intended," she says with quiet conviction. "I find faith to be a more private thing. For me, it's about my personal relationship with God. I think God has a plan, and a big one. I try to live in gratitude and awe and to get to know Him better and pray that He helps guide me in the decisions I make."
She believes in signs. And on that day, in that church, an inner voice told her that she had not gotten married yet because she had been waiting for Hermann. "I had been engaged before, but what I felt for Peter I had never felt before — it was knowing that someone else put you first and that you put him first. A lot of people have doubts on their wedding day, but I was never so sure and happy. We were going into the unknown together and were taking care of each other the way you're supposed to when you are married."
Wed for six years now, Hargitay describes her marriage as the perfect balance of opposites: "I bring him out, he brings me in; he slows me down, I make him go faster." -Mariska Hargitay
When Mariska Hargitay, Costar of the TV series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” was asked about positive influences in her life, she responded with this comment on the sister from her high school who encouraged her to reach her full potential:
“If there’s such thing as cheering silently, that’s what I felt Sister Margaret always did for me. I saw it in her eyes, and it meant the world to me. Of course she encouraged me out loud as well, but knowing that someone was holding hope and faith for me inside herself made an enormous difference in my life. I hope I have the opportunity to pass along that gift.”