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, July 23, 2008

Pay it Forward, First Decree outfit, Noah story and other things to share...

Things just keep getting funner and funner!! :) Our Pay it Forward Gifty arrrived!!!! Thanks so much Tiff! :) I love it all! :) Especially something with a Panda on it because we call Noah our little Panda since ladybug didnt seem appropriate for a boy from Asia! Here is a picture!! :)

Pay it Forward Gifty from Tiff!!!

So all you mommies out their still waiting come and play Pay it Forward! I will send a pay it forward gifty to the first 3 mommies who comment to the blog that they want to play Pay It Forward! :)

So we are still in shock and so much blessed happiness over our 1st Decree!!! Can't wait to hear Final Decree and the travel date! I have had a total blast telling everyone! We began Vacation Bible School last night and so it was fun to tell each new person that came in to help us. WE GOT FIRST DECREE! :) And of course because yesterday was First Decree Day I had to go and buy Noah and new outfit for it! :) Well, with the start of VBS and all it was like 11 p.m before I could get anywhere and I just HAD to buy an outfit ON THE DAY! So I entered the time warp of WALMART! LOL Anyway, I found a cute outfit with the help of Noah's Jei Jei (older sister) Celeste! And also Daddy had to help us pick out a pair of Swim Trunks! We bought big to allow room for the little swimmers diaper thingy to go under them! So what do you think??

Final Decree Outfit and Swim Trunks!
Also, we were blessed with an account of our wonderful friend Ramona's meeting of our sweet Noah! Here is the account she gave:
I saw your little boy! When it looked like things were winding down, I asked if we could tour the nursery. They said we couldn't go inside but that we could look in the windows from the outside. We went to the older children's nursery first. Of course I was looking for Lucy & Noah. Inside the 1st window I saw Jaden's crib and a few babies sleeping. I thought, "Oh no, he's sleeping!" Then I moved to the next window and who should be standing in his playpen looking back out at everyone? Noah! Tami, he's got such an angelic face and his eyes have such a sweet twinkle to them. He made my heart warm and fuzzy. He was very interested in all the people looking in. He kept his eyes on us and was reaching out with both hands. The nanny picked him up, put him on his feet and he made a beeline for the window. Yes, he's walking very steadily unassisted. He came right over to our window, peered up at me and put the palm of his right hand on it. I pressed mine up to his on the other side and said, "Hi Noah. You're mommy and daddy are coming for you soon." He kept his little hand pressed to the window and stared at me. He was moving his lips like he was trying to say something but I couldn't hear because the window was closed. His little face peering up at me was so precious I just couldn't stop staring at him. I just kept saying, "Hi Noah. Hi Noah." One of the nannies said, "What is his name?" I said, "Noah." She reapeated it and smiled. I stayed looking at him as long as I could, maybe 5 minutes(?) and he did the same. Tami, there aren't enough words to describe how angelic he is. He's also a big boy, very sturdy and strong looking. Gentle giant comes to mind. He's very ready for you to come get him.
I have not gotten a chance to take a picture of this before but when we went to get Celeste the last time we stopped at a truck stop and found this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could not believe they had Noah! :) and it says Louisiana! So I bought it. I don't know if you can tell but it is a mini license plate! I figure it will go on the first Tricycle some day! :)

Thanks so much for all the prayers and love y'all keep sending our way! We totally appreciate them and say PLEASE keep them coming! I am so in awe of all God has done and so completely thankful to Him for this wonderful gift of our son! Children are a heritage of the Lord! We are so blessed. I can't wait to see God show off some more! :)

Noah honey, We are coming soon soon little man! Just hang on baby boy! Catch my kisses in the wind!

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!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Noah turned 15 months old yesterday

My Baby boy turned 15 months old yesterday. I can't believe he is that old and still in Taiwan! I just know every day we are closer to bringing hm home and so that makes it better! I am praying for developmental and photo updates soon! It is funny how those can so encourage me and make me recharge in the journey! I cannot wait to know the log in date, first decree, and the FINAL DECREE and then of course travel date! All those words sound so exciting to me and I can't WAIT to hear them! and then of course to FINALLY hold that sweet angel in my arms! Please continue to pray for Noah and for good news soon and he fast judge!! :) Also for a couple of funding possibilities in the fire!

Noah Honey, Mommy and Daddy are so anxious to come and get you sweet little man! :) We love you and are blowing you kisses in the wind!
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!