Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

UPDATE! Wow what a night!!! God is ABLE!

Hi all :)

I have to share the updates of the day. I spent today gettin a baby photo album ready for my sweet Noah to hold and chew on and look at family pictures :) And I bought him a few clothes and a toy. I get to overnight mail a package to the agency who will deliver it to him as they are leaving for Taiwan on Saturday!! :) It was so neat to get together things and hold them and know my sweet baby boy is goin to touch these very things! :) We took them with us to Church tonight so that after Church we as a body could pray over them. So we get to Church and Bobby and I begin Children's Chuch and part way in my cell phone rings. Now this is unusual during Church so I grab it. It is the adoption agency and the taiwan director is talking to me and she is telling me about Noah's latest medical report. The Fragile X Chromosome Test this time was NEGATIVE!!!!!! She says the words to me "Noah does not have Fragile X syndrome"! I am stunned and excited. We have been praying for his healing as a body so I am soo excited. I mean he had it before and now he doesn't! WOW!!!!! Now, she says he is still considered a special needs/High risk adoption because of the developmental delays and the fact that everyone but one grandmother in his family was mentally challenged on both father and mother's side. Anyways, there are still alot of unknowns as to how this will affect Noah in the long run and as a baby it is impossible to tell, so he may have mental challenges and he may not. Only God knows and we dont care either way. The plans are the same to get him home and begin therapy with him and see where he is and all. Also there is testing and all that can be done in the states that is not available in Taiwan so we will have more answers when Noah is home. BUT, I am standing on the fact that he is healed of Fragile X! We will love him and care for him no matter what diagnosis he has or what he can or can't do. God is so Able! :) So I have to go back into children's Church with all this news! :) I share it all with the kids and Bobby and another teacher in there with us. And am good and wait to tell the rest of the body till later! So after Church I get to announce it to everyone :) and everyone is like PRAISE GOD!!! then we all gather in the sanctuary and open the bag and anoint an item in the bag and the bag and we as a body together pray for Noah! We give thanks to God for the Fragile X beging gone! And we pray over Noah and the adoption and we pray about the finances that are needed to send the agency for Friday that we do not have. We agree to stand in faith for God to move. It was wonderful standing there with our entire Church body that was present and feeling the love and care they all have for us and Noah! :) We are all standing in faith together. Then we all go about visiting and all and several head on home and Bobby goes outside to call a friend he had asked yesterday about borrowing $3000 until our reimbursment grant comes in. The entire time he is outside I am praying (which felt like an eternity) Finally he comes back in and the look on his face is not good so I am telling myself it is ok, God is Able! So Bobby walks up to me and tells me that tomorow afternoon I am to pick up the money from the friend at his business! I am like WHAT?? Are you serious? Are you lyin? Your kidding and am just basically in a stunned kinda shock. Then I screamed and burst into tears! Pastor Leesa starts hollerin what what and so Bobby announces to everyone we got the rest of the payment we needed! :) Everyone is hootin and hollerin and jumpin up and down! It was so amazing! Leesa is huggin me and I am cryin and prayin thankgiving to God! God is so amazing! Such an on time God! :) I would never have bold face ask this friend to borrow the money normally, nor would I have known they had the money for sure, but God knew! God has been speakin to me lately about you have not because you ask not! I am so excited and my heart is beating a thousand miles an hour. Anyway, tomorow I pick up the $3000 check from our friend to the agency and I go to the bank and get a $350 cashiers check for the part of the payment we did have and I will overnight mail a $3350 payment to the agency and the care package for our sweet sweet Noah! :) I am soo soo blessed! :) At this point, as long as nothing unforseen happens, we just need to raise $4000 in the next month for the orphanage donation that must be paid when the adoption is final. Which is in about a month they said maybe a little longer. Then probably 2 weeks after that we will need travel money for airfare, hotels, food etc for 5 to 7 days in Taiwan to pick up our little man! :) It is getting closer and closer and closer! PLEASE continue to be in prayer for the money we need for the rest of all this! Thanks so much for all the prayers yall have been sending up on our behalf! I just HAD to share the updates! Noah sweetie pie! Mommy and Daddy are working so so hard and we are gonna come get you as soon as we can baby boy! I am blowin you kisses in the wind little man! I love you forever baby boy.. Your mommy!

4 comments:

Sally N said...

Good news!

But please make sure they didn't run just a "chromosome" test. the chromosome test has proven unreliable in diagnosing FX.

The FMR1 DNA test (southern blot and PCR Analysis) is 99%+ accurate in diagnosing FX. If they ran this test they should have given you CGG repeats - if they didn't ask what test they did.

Tina said...

Hey Tami,
I love reading about Noah and seeing what God is doing. He is definitely able!

Chris, Tammy & the gang! said...

Wow Tami,
Such exciting news for your family! I love sending care packages, too - it helps us feel so much closer to our children!!

Take care and I'll keep checking back to see how things are progressing...I can't wait to hear you are actually on your way to Tawain!!

Take care,
Tammy M.
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Wonderful news!!! God is so good.

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
AND NOW THE WAIT FOR JEREMIAH IS OVER TOO!!!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year


Kisses in the Wind

KISSES IN THE WIND
I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.


May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.


When Love Takes You In!