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.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First Mother's Day with Noah home! :)

Wow, as I sit here at the close of Mother's Day 2009 and reflect I am overwhelmed with blessing and love and excitement for the future Mother's Days to come :) Last year on Mother's Day I was sad that I did not have Noah home, sad I could not afford to fly over to see him for mother's day, but blessed to have my sweet daughter home from school with me. It was so hard aching so much to have Noah home in my arms and not having a clue WHEN it would happen, HOW it would happen, and even at times I am sure the fears and doubts crept in of IF it would happen. But as you can see, this year...

My sneaky 20 year old took this picture from the doorway and we had to doctor it a bit with lighting and such to get it where you can see it. Reading to Noah IN MY ARMS! What a difference a year makes! I am still in amazement at times that Noah is REALLY here and they REALLY gave me my baby! :) At times it does NOT seem like Noah has been with us for 8 months! At other times it feels like he has always been here! :) I so love that little panda boy and the joy he brings me is indescribable! I NEVER would have believed last year if someone had told me that by next Mother's Day Noah would be home, Celeste would be going to school in our town, and I would be on a journey to Jeremiah and waiting for him to come home this year! :) I LOVE IT :) I pray next year I will have ALL THREE of my children home with me and have a wonderful picture all together :)

I had some very sweet and fun time with my first baby girl Celeste tonight :) I wanted a picture of her and I together on mother's day. Always my silly girl Celeste had too much fun with that and we have tons and tons of very silly and fun pictures! lol I am sunburned and the pics look odd but here are a couple :)

The girl who does not like to take pics too much had a blast bitin my nose with her lips! LOL

This shot was taken in honor of my "adopted (not legally, just in heart) daughter" Suelky in Korea! Suelky was Celeste roomate at college out of town last year and I fell in love with her and her with us. She calls me mom and called this morning from Korea (at like midnight her time or something like that ) to wish me Happy Mother's Day! :) Suelky always put a peace sign by her face when she took her pictures! So we did one like that for her! :)

This one is sweet :) All these were taken on night mode on my camera and it did not do too bad at all :)

I had a wonderful day :) It began with these BEAUTIFUL Roses from men! :) My sweet hubby Bobby :) and my precious panda boy Noah! :)
and a Gaither Music DVD and a card from Bobby and a card from Noah :) It said from YOUR SON NOAH! I LOVE IT :) We got each of our moms a corsage and some candy and a card. on the cards I signed all our names and under Noah's name I let him draw with the pen and under Jeremiah's name I put a cute frog sticker to represent his signature since he is frogie boy! :) heehee Bobby and Celeste and Noah took me and both the moms out to eat at Pasadas! :) I ate way too much fajitas but oh they were so good :) Then came home and continued to work on spring cleaing and getting ready for homestudy and for Jeremiah! :) Celeste and I put together Jeremiah's crib last night and today I set up some things in it, like his easter basket that is waiting on him and such :) It is so neat to spend time today getting ready for when he is home since I was so missing him today :)

Just in case you were missing seeing his sweet face I thought I would put his picture up for you to see :) Please keep my youngest son ( I JUST LOVE SAYING STUFF LIKE THAT!) in prayer and the entire process and the fundraising for him to come home QUICKLY! :) I have to really pray alot through all this and...

Fully Rely On God to bring my Frogie boy home QUICKLY! I am so praying for God to show off in the way of bringing in funds for Jeremiah! I can't wait to see this move sooo quickly! :)
Jeremiah sweetie. Mama loves you with all her heart sweet baby! I am holding you in my heart while Jesus holds you in His arms sweet boy. REMEMBER we love you and are working SOOO HARD to get you home quickly. Hang on sweetness and catch my kisses in the wind! :)


Jill said...

Love this post!!
Happy Mother's Day Tami!!
Can't wait to see what the next year holds!!!
Hugs, Jill

Empty Nester said...

Hey...finally caught up on your blog! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Glad I could share part of it with you!

Ramona said...

Look at all 3 of your kids! Wow. And double wow for how far Noah has come. I love the pic of you reading to him!

Happy Mother's Day!

From the Heart said...

Great pictures. Look forward to the pics of the new little guy.

lorabelle said...

Happy Mother's Day Tami.
Love the pics of your babies.

On Purpose said...

What a fun post to read today! Thank you for sharing the joy you are experiencing in your life. Praying for you and your family as you wait!

trina said...

Noah is just way too cute. I just couldn't help yourself. Jeremiah is so cute...and praying you will have him very soon. I think I have aged the past 5 years...while adopting our kiddos. :) Praying for you as you fundraise and prepare to travel...soon.

Annie said...

So Sweet!

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!