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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


FIRST DECREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes you read right!!! I got the call! It came this morning in the middle of a Fundraiser Plate sale! Val (Agency Director) says to me, " YOU GOT FIRST DECREE!!!" I think I screamed, I KNOW I cried! I was shocked and excited and thrilled and all kinds of emotions all in one! I cannot even explain it! :) I had been so anxious to know our log in date and here we had First Decree! I just love those Words! I asked Val about when she thought we would travel and she said about a month. Later when I spoke with Liza (Taiwan director) she said about 6 weeks. So I guess we are going in prayerfully 4 to 6 weeks! August 3 is 9 months since we first heard of Noah so it looks like we wil get him about 9 and a half or so months after we heard about him! :) God is so cool! I am told there is a waiting period before they can issue the Final Decree. The final decree means that legally he is ours as far as Taiwan is concerned! :) We should know our exact travel date in about 2 or 3 weeks! Please pray for the continued fundraising! One of those irons I mentioned in the last post is getting VERY hot so please continue to pray for that and as always for Noah and us!

Noah honey, We are coming to get you boy! Hang on Sweetie! It won't be long now! :) We love you so much! Catch my kisses in the wind!


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


That is wonderful, wonderful news. Don't you love a good shock like that? Time to get busy!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. . .we'll pray for your family, that you will be able to travel soon!! Thanks for the update. . .I know you are excited!!


KB said...

Congratulations!! So happy you heard something finally~!

waiting for baby Andy SLC

momwithfaithandhope said...

Tami, That's wonderful news!!!! Did you get Noah's pacakge in the mail yet???? Just want to make sure it arrived. No care package delivery necessary for Mr. Noah!! Mommy is coming to bring him home! Hugs, Tiff

The Becks Family said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!! I'm SO SO SO happy for you! I cannot believe it! He's comin home!!!

lorabelle said...

Oh Tami that is wonderful news!!!
I am so excited for you!!!
It's been busy and crazy around here, but I want to let you know that you are and have been in my thoughts!

AZmomto8 said...

I am so very happy for you! He is such a darling boy, meeting them the first time is indescribable. You will be there in no time, prayers for fundraising goals to be met!

Livin' out loud said...

This is so wonderful! Congratulations!!!

Rachel said...

That's wonderful! Hopefully you'll be traveling soon! :)

Texas Piglets said...

Wow, Tami! That was fast! Congratulations to you and your family.

Charissa said...


schoolmother said...

Absolutely fantastic! I don't know exactly what first decree is but I can guess that it's a hugely important step toward getting your son.

Jackie said...

SO happy to hear the great news. :) Maybe we WILL travel together! (fingers crossed)

Christine said...

Wooo-hoo! Congrats!

Amanda said...


How wonderful!!!!! I am so excited and happy for you!!!!! I can't wait to see that sweet boy in your arms.


Rebecca said...

HOORAY!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!! Congrats on 1st decree, that is wonderful news.

Tina said...

Wow! And...God always knew! Watching God work and provide in your life encourages me to trust even when I can't see! Love ya!

Karen said...

I am so excited for you all! I can't wait to hear that you have little Noah in your arms!!
Much Love, Karen R.

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
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

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!