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.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I am already crying and all I wrote so far was the TITLE! November 3rd is a day that I will always treasure in my heart!! THAT is the day that we very first were contacted about our sweet baby boy NOAH!!!! :) Today is 1 YEAR from that day! What a difference a YEAR can make! A year ago today Noah was a dream in our hearts, a picture on a screen, a PRAYER waiting for God to answer! WOW! TODAY he is napping beside me to get rest up for his belated First Birthday Party!!!! I can't even begin to express all the emotions I am feeling today. First and Foremost is that WE HAVE A BIG BIG GOD! A GOOD GOD! A GOD WHO LOVES US AND CARES ABOUT THE THINGS WE WANT! I am still in awe when I look over the last year at ALL God did to SHOW OFF and bridge an ocean to bring Noah HOME!!! :) I really am just cryin in just awe and gratitude and amazement that it has happend. A year ago my flesh was so scared that it couldn't possibly be real, that he couldn't really be MY BABY! Would it work out? WHERE would be get the money? Can I be a good enough mom that he deserves? Lots of thoughts, lots of fears. But just knowing that he was "hard to place" just made me want to fight all the more! WHAT IS wrong with people that they only want a "perfect" baby! Give me a break. Even what appears to be a perfect baby now who knows years from now. PRAISE God I don't have to be perfect for my Heavenly Father to WANT me and use me in his kingdom!! I am so thankful that my sweet boy was not snatched up before he was offered to us! I can't imagine my life without it being touched by this amazing creature!
THEN!!! The first glance I ever had of MY BABY BOY!!!!!!!

I'm off to finish cake and cupcakes! I WILL be back later with pics from the party! Noah's up and I want to snuggle him before I have to share with all Bobby's family!
hugs and Kisses in the wind to ALL from Me and MY BABY BOY!


Shannon said...

I am so crying! Hormones? Knowing there is hope for Rhea & me? Kind of the last one, but also I remember holding and rocking E a couple of weeks ago on her birthday and the tears of gratitude to our Father streamed down my face. We NEVER thought we would ever be able to have another biological child, but there I held Elizabeth. God trusted us to raise another child to glorify Him.

I know how you feel. It's an amazing feeling almost impossible to put into words. I am so, so, happy you have your Noah home. I am so, so happy you are a mother again! Enjoy that party and I look forward to seeing the pictures of the big celebration!

hugs from TX,

Ramona said...

Time flies, doesn't it? I remember following Noah for the longest time. What a little angel boy.

marina said...

Wow - this is your referral day? You need to get a picture of Noah holding his referral photo! It's an adoption tradition! Congratulations!

The Family K. said...

What a beautiful post on so many levels. Happy 1 year from referral!

momwithfaithandhope said...

What a beautiful post. I can relate, on our 1 year is coming up too. So hard to believe, isn't it? Celebrate this blessed day.

Jackie said...

amazing Tami!! Congrats on making it through. He IS the perfect baby... perfect for your family. Big hugs to Noah and to you all. Jackie

brazzel6 said...

Beautifully said! God is so good!

Sarah k said...

AMEN and AMEN! I am right there with you hon... where you were a year ago.. scared and impatient.. crying to God for signs and to see His hand move on behalf of our precious Jo and us! Tami, what amazing courage you and your darling Noah has shown the world of adoption! Thank you for sharing this post!!! It is so amazing to see God's timing, His hand, His will, and His grace in action through our sisters and brothers and in time.. our own lives! Thank you and I am so happy for you!

Sarah k

lorabelle said...

Such a sweet post Tami! You show so much emotion and I LOVE that!!! Happy Birthday again sweet Noah...You are such an adorable little boy and you are loved so very much...Enjoy your cake and cupcakes and tell Mommy to take plenty of pictures tonight.

Got your message this afternoon. Tried to text back, sorry that it wouldn't go through...I'm not so hot at texting Tam. You have been in my thoughts though and I hope that your afternoon perked up!
Talk with you soon.

Paula Perry said...

Yes i can't believe that people so often request a "normal" child, they are kidding themselves really as every child is different and may not fit in with what they call "perfect". i think if you go into it knowing that your child is going to be special then you will never be shocked by some undiagnosed thing that my come up. well you might be but it won't cause you to regret adopting.
Congratulations on this day, it is indeed very special, and God is truly amazing!

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!