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.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Car Wash held for Noah!

The Torchbearer's (Children's Ministry at our Church) had a car wash today to rasie money to bring Noah home! :) It was a wonderful overcase day so not quite so hot and sticky! A fun time was had by all and the car wash was a wonderful success. The children were so blessed. :) It was suppose to run from 10 am till 1pm but about half the kids did not get there till like 10:45 I would guess and the first car came in after that. There were only like 11 or so cars but the grand total of money raised by the children for Noah was...........

drum roll please :) .........................


$152. 11

YIPEE :) The kids were beside themselves that they could raise so much money and in only a little over 2 hours :)

Bobby and I were so blessed by how hard the children worked and how much they love us and little Noah already! :) Lots of little joys throughout the day. At one point a police car drives into the parking lot and little 5 year old Joshua screams "OH NO ITS THE COPS! " LOL that sent everyone laughing for a good while :) The children would hollar and say PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE we have been waiting SOOO long for Noah! :) It was really neat when the red light would stop the cars and the kids would just bumbard them with pleas for them to let them wash their car. And we did it at a Pizza restaurant so someone would pull up and park to go eat and this mob of kids would attack and tell them all about Noah and how important it was! :) Some could not resist those faces :)

Thanks for all who prayed. :) It worked :)

Noah honey, there are SO MANY people here waiting for you to get home. MOST of all is me baby boy! Mommy loves you so much and I can't wait till we are together and I can bring you home :) Catch my kisses in the wind baby boy!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Deliveries Deliveries and more!

Well, I wanted to write and share that we have had quite a few days here :) I just have loved opening the door twice this week to the mailman carrying gifties from my adoption friends to my sweet Noah! :) The first came from my friend Judy K! :) This came addressed to Mr. Noah Sisemore :) and there was a sweet note from William to Noah! This card will be put up for Noah to read someday. Mommy cried on it! :) Very very sweet. William was at St. Lucy's with my Noah! Here is the gifties they sent

Thank you so much Judy and William and Family! :) We are blessed and honored you would think of us! :)

Then another day another knock! :) heehee and here is Mr. Mailman with another gifty! This time from my friend Tiff ! She is Gracyn's Mommy! She picks up her sweet angel a week to the day before me! We were hoping to be in Taiwan together along with my friend Jackie but turns out Tiff flys out of Taiwan the day we leave for Taiwan. Anyway, we are so blessed to have Tiff think of us at this time as she prepares to leave to bring Miss Gracyn home! :) Thanks so much Tiff! Here is a picture of the gifty from Tiff :)

We have been so incredibly blessed to make so many wonderful friends with the mommies and daddies of Noah's Taiwan Roomies :)

I also wanted to share with y'all Noah's GOTCHA Day outfit! :) I am guessing on all the sizes so this may swallow him. Actually if my update weights are correct it is going to be too big, but I would rather go to big than too small. And the shoes were a guess based on the size shoes William wears. Prayerfully they are not too small. :) Anyway, here it is

I just love this outfit! :) I cannot wait to see Noah in it! :) And the little sandles are so adorable! :)

On to other news :) Today was an amazing day! We received our covenant loan check by overnight fedex this morning

This is the stub off it! We were in such a hurry I did not take a picture of the Check!

and immediately jumped in the car to go to the bank to cash it so we can send of the payment to book the flights that are reserved. Well, we had feared and were correct that the bank wanted to hold the check for 5 days before they released the funds. We had already been told by Todd he needed the money by Friday in order for us to not loose the flights. I had called my friend Cassie on the way to the bank to pray with us for Favor at the bank. She suggested asking them if they can call the bank the check is drawn on and verify the funds were there and the check was good and go ahead and release the funds. We asked, the wonderful bank ladies jumped to it trying to find the phone number of the bank to call them and verify the check. While they were doing this we prayed! After a bit one of the girls comes out and says, the check has been verified so we can release the funds NOW! :) I was literally jumping up and down in the bank! :) heehee and shouted just a little too loud I fear Hallalujah, Thank you Jesus! heehee So they cut us a cashier's check for the flight amout for us to send to our travel agent Todd.

Then we hightailed it over to Fed Ex and sent it overnight mail. Todd will have it in hand by 10:30 am tomorrow and can book the flights!

Here is the Fed Ex Receipt for our PLANE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't God cool?? :) I am so excited! :) It is amazing All God has done in the past 9 + months! Each step of the way has been an adventure and a blessing and a learing experience of who God is and how much He loves even me and that he cares even about the little things! I stand in awe of Him! Thank you Jesus for being such an on time God and for showing off for me so much through all this! :) We give you all the glory and honor and praise! I can't believe that in 3 weeks from this moment I will be ON AN AIRPLANE!!!! :) if you know me you KNOW this is GOD! heehee

Hang on sweet Noah! We are coming soon baby boy! Catch my kisses in the wind little man! I love you!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm Leaving on a JET PLANE!

Gotcha Day is Sept 8th! We will be leaving for Taiwan September 4th!!!! :) To return around Sept 11th!!! Hence the new video on the blog!

I am in shock, though I have been waiting for this for 9 months and 10 days!!! :) THIS IS IT! :) Finally! I can't tell you how excited I am! :) And how overwhelmed! I have NEVER been on a plane in my life, know nothing about flying at all or what I can and can't take and and and. But who cares. God is taking me to Taiwan to pick up my baby boy! :) My arms are literally aching for him!

Noah baby, We are on the home stretch now buddy! Won't be long at all! Hang on and catch my kisses in the wind just a little longer!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Faces of Noah!

I am overwhelmed with fundraising and all we need to get to Taiwan to get the boy and so I have been spending alot of time looking at him to remind myself that God will bring this boy home! HE is ABLE! :) So just to share with all y'all :)

The faces of Noah! :)

Noah buddy, hang on honey boy , we are coming soon!
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday was the day for painting Noah's Room and working on the fence. Well, the 2 men who were originally to help Bobby with the fence could not do it after all so that kinda put a kink in things. Daddy John came over and He and Bobby worked on the fence and Mamma Helen and Leesa helped some too and they managed to get one small section up. Normally we don't do stuff like this on Sunday but we really need the fence up and the dogs able to go outside! So Sunday my friend Cassie brought her boys Caedmon and Connor out to help and their friend David and then her hubby Carlos after work helped finish up and the fence is up! :) Paiting Noah's room went good and was completed on Saturday. There were a few mishpas along the way but it is painted! It is bit darker than expected but I think it looks great and I love it!! :) I can't wait to see Noah in it :) there is some paint on the carpet even with so much trying to avoid that. Need to figure out how to handle that. Things did get a tad out of hand which you will see heehee:) Praying this slide show thingy will upload so you can share a bit of the day with us :) I have been working on it in several programs since saturday and I think I have one that will upload now!

It seem so amazing to me that we are getting so close to the point of going to get him! :) I am so excited! I am of course petrified about the plane but am also excited! :) It is kinda strange. I can't WAIT to just know the date. First we thought we would know Friday and that was not the time, then we thought Monday but it didnt happen either, so I am PRAYING that I get a call from Heartsent during the plate sale!!! :) It will be nice to KNOW the date and begin looking for serious at flights and hotels and such :) I can't wait to tell Noah about all the joy just the preparing for him brought to our hearts! Friday night I emptied out most of what was in his room except for largest furniture! It is amazing how much you can accumulate in a 9+ month wait when all you see of your child is pictures and one 24 second video! I could not believe it! And every since some people have found out we adopting a boy they will just give me stuff. I have some clothes Noah won't wear till he is 16! heehee :) What is funny is the majority of what I have been given is either way to small or way way too big! but we have gotten some really good deals on some cute cute outfits! Praying he has not outgrown any of those! I had been wanting to find a way to go to Carters and osh kosh outlets on the boardwalk here but not sure that is happening before travel but that is ok! :) It is easier to know what to buy then! I am in search of little BOY baby bed sheets and bath towels and such! :) I love the fact I am looking for boy stuff now! :) This is a whole new world for me :) I CAN"T WAIT!

Well, I must say that God has TRULY blessed us with some AMAZING friends in this journey! Some we had in our Church family and in our lives before the Noah Journey began who have been amazing friends and prayer warriors for us! And some other mommies I have met along the journey who have become so incredibly near to my heart! It is funny how you can begin to care so deeply about friends you have never met in person and of course their sweet babies :) It is also so amazing how much they have loved us in this journey! Look for a post later with pics of a nice gifty from one such friend that arrived this weekend! :) I need to get pictures of it all and post later.

Noah buddy, Mama and Baba love you and we are coming just as soon as we can! :) Catch my kisses in the wind little man!

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!