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, September 10, 2008

My Noah!

Well, we sit here in a hotel room in Taipei, Taiwan with OUR NOAH! I am amazed at all God has done to get us to this point and just so incredibly blessed at this amazing creature who is my son! :) He is even more beautiful in person than I could have ever imagined. Pictures do not do him justice. I am just amazed by this little 16 month old baby boy who just shy of 72 hours of being given to us is doing so welll considering. It overwhelms me emotionally to think about how would I as an adult react if I lost EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING I had ever known just boom! I can't even fathom what I would feel like and just the thought of it petrifies me. That is what has happend to my son. He has no way of knowing how long and hard we have prayed for him, or how much we love him or what we hope to give him in America. All he knows is everyone is gone. Considering all this the fact that he will snuggle on and off into my neck :) That he has smiled a few times. That he is beginning to play with us a bit. That is amazing to me! Yes he still cries on and off in this mournful cry and yes he is still lunging for taiwanese strangers but he is letting us in and I am so honored. We received a cd of photos of Noah that were taken at St. Lucy Center beginning at 4 days old and ending with Gotcha Day. There were tons of pictures we had never seen. Below is a video of my amazing son. I have added a few at the end of the last 24 hours :) Please enjoy and I hope I can figure out how to safe this on a dvd so someday Noah can see it :) Noah, Bobby and I TOGETHER send you all Kisses in th wind!

9 comments:

The Becks Family said...

Tami,
Your video is so sweet. It brought a tear to my eye. His passport photo is the CUTEST! He's like a little man. :) Too cute. Can't wait to see little Noah on US Soil. :)
Holli

Lou said...

Beautiful!!! I had tears too!! And love the passport picture! Congratulations!!! Bring him on home!

Sarah k said...

Tami,
That was wonderful! I don't think I can look at your page these days and not cry!! honestly! The CD from SLC is always a nice surprise. It is just wonderful how they keep memories for you before you even know of your child they are thinking of you and him... too sweet! I love the pictures. He has such a wonderful personality!! I LOVED LOVED LOVED what you wrote at the end!!!!!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful video! I can't stop crying! We serve and awesome God! I'm so glad that Noah is coming HOME!!
Blessings,
Teresa

schoolmother said...

I am so excited to hear you are on your way home. I look at the title of your blog and just have to say praise the Lord.
Joy

William's Family said...

It's wonderful to hear that little Noah is slowly starting to love and trust his new family. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. He is a cutie now and was a cutie then.

lorabelle said...

I love seeing his sweet smiles... The video was great! This is how I remember Noah when I visited in May. He was happy and his little eyes would take everything in. What an angel! Hope you have made it home safely by now.
Lora

Christine said...

Congrats! Noah is just precious!

Rachel said...

Welcome Home! I'm so glad Noah is finally with you. He is adorable!

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!