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, December 8, 2008

3 Months! WOW!

Three Months ago today the wonderful Nanny at St. Lucy's Center in Taiwan placed the most prescious Panda Boy into my arms! 3 months ago today a fulfillment of a dream FINALLY happend! 3 months ago today God gave me the child of my heart! The promised son! :) WOW! It is hard to believe it has been 3 months and then at other times it is amazing to think that we have not always had this wonderful little man! :) Today I had to go to the dentist and have a tooth extracted which was absolutely NO FUN. Bobby was there with me having to juggle Noah and my friends son Samuel and one scared and in PAIN wife. Noah is so my baby boy! He hates to be away from me, even in the next room and so a good portion of the time at the dentist Noah was in my arms, even in the dentist chair! I LOVE that he wants to be with me, though I do feel guilty sometimes that he doesn't want others more, though he will play with them as long as I am close by most times. When he is tired or not feelin well it is only Mommy! He got sleepy durin the time of my appointment and would not settle down for bobby so while they dentist was waiting for the numbing to take effect Noah laid on me in the chair and went to sleep. I so wish that I was not in so much pain and had thought to have bobby take a picture! I know it had to be adorable! Noah's special therapist came tonight and he had a very good session with her after some issues at first! He is opening up a bit and actually hugged her! :) It was so sweet! :) We discussed his chronologic age and the fact that he is quite delayed and all but that she felt that he will be on target by 3 years old! If that is so that is amazing and wonderful, if not that is fine too. As long as we give him every opportunity to be the best he can be is all that matters to me. He so amazes me each day and I can't even begin to express the joy Noah has brought to my heart! Sometimes I so worry that I am not being the mom he deserves and I try harder. Bobby told me he heard somewhere the best parents are those who try! Well, that I do! I still stand in amazement that they gave me this wonderful creature. That St. Lucy Center, Heartsent, Taiwan Judges, Ait, USCIS, and most importantly GOD trusted me with this prescious child! I am blessed beyond measure. I am so overwhelmed at where I sit as this Christmas season begins compared to where I sat last year. Little did I know last Christmas how LONG a wait I still had for my baby but PRAISE GOD this Christmas season I spend at home WITH my baby! Instead of gazing upon update photos, I now gaze upon the face of my son! I now send the update photos to others! :) I LOVE IT! Today I was blessed to send out a thank you note to some folks who made one of our grants happen! I can't tell you how overwhelmed with gratitude and just pure joy I am when I think of what their selfless gift has meant to us and to Noah! He has a FOREVER HOME and we have FOREVER SON thanks to their generosity! Not everyone may feel called to bring an orphan into their home but PLEASE PLEASE do pray about helping someone else bring one into theirs! I know that Noah was in an AMAZING loving orphanage but I also know that he is much better off with his own family! Without the help of the grants, donations and such we received to go along with our fundraising we would not have Noah! The title of our blog is TillGodbringsTHEMhome! We do know that someday God will bless us with more children and we wait in faith for Him to show us when and where and we KNOW in our hearts that their will be other miracles waiting to bring those children home too. As we wait and raise this wonderful child we are still trying to do our part to help other orphans come home be it very small in comparison to what has been done for us. Please check out the sidebar to help out a friend in her giftcard fundraiser. Also if you are interested in a rag doll from your child's birth country made by an adopting family raising funds, please let me know and I can connect you with the lady who is making them! :) Noah's is on the way here for a christmas gift.

Well, I LOVE to gaze at my baby boy's face so just in case you do too , here are some pics! :) Happy 3 months in our arms baby boy!

Noah loves the phone! :) here is talkin on it! heehee

Here he is handin the phone to me to talk a minute! :)

Is he not th emost beautiful thing! :) He is concentrating on the phone and pushin buttons here! :)

I just LOVE to look at that face! :)
I guess this could be titled SELF photo! lol Noah had grabbed the camera and here is what he shot! :) heehee
WE send you blessings and Kisses in the Wind!


Shannon of "Room for More" said...

the self-photo is cute! Boy, has he grown! Happy 3 months. I look forward to catching up with you. I had sick kiddos last week. miss you!

The Family K. said...

How sweet that he fell asleep on top of you while you were in the dentist chair. Hopefully that took some of your mind off the pain.

The unconditional love you have for Noah is so evident. I have no doubt that you are a wonderful mother to him and that he will really flourish under your care.

Mel said...

Yeah, it works again (looking at blog and posting comments) - love them pics. Noah looks so handsome and active!
Happy 1/4-of-a-year being home Noah. God bless,

S.W.A.T Team said...

Awesome to be able to say HAPPY 3 MONTHS. How are you doing Tami? I hope ok. It is great to be home isn't it? The wait is over and you can breathe again!

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brazzel6 said...

What a beautiful post! Congrats on the 3 month mark!

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!