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, July 6, 2009

Highs and Lows

We have had some lows and some highs in the past few weeks. We have spent alot of time in hospitals with different ones and then the loss of Bobby's Mother and now just heard today of the loss of Bobby's close friends mother. Bobby and Robert have known each other for years and years. There is sadness and grief to deal with but we know where she is and she is out of pain and hospitals finally so we are trying to find joy in it for her! Noah has been a huge source of Joy for us all as he was for his grandma even when she was in bad pain she always had a smile for her little grandson! :) They played together in the hospital just hours before her death. And oh how she loved our sweet Jeremiah still waiting in Taiwan for us. We received video of him today and she would have LOVED to see that video! She prayed for him daily and we so wish she could have seen his homecoming as she did Noah's! She was waiting for us as we came off the plane with Noah :) as was my mom and lots of other family and friends. We have a family reunion already scheduled this weekend and she was to go with us. This is the first year since 1957 she will not be at the reunion. It will be Noah's first one there. We were all so excited about that and she would have bragged on Noah and shown him off. We will go and do so in her honor :) Here are some pictures and video to share some the highs and lows lately with us.

Daddy and Noah watching the dogs before leaving for Grandma's funeral.

Noah's first suit with vest, tie and long pants. Grandma would have loved him in this suit!

Another shot of Noah in his suit and you can see his black dress shoes like Daddy's

Noah's first time in a Limo sitting between mama and daddy. This reminded me so of riding in cabs in Taiwan since there were no car seats allowed. Noah is much more active this time :)

Noah in all his cuteness with blankie :) He has multiple blankies with different colors and such but they all have to be the same kind and feel the same way and be made the same. There are only a couple brands that he will use. If I find them on sale I scoop another up :) one for car, one for diaper bag, one for Church bag, one for bed, etc. heehee Jeremiah has one that is going out in his car package that was in his easter basket :) I will post pics of that tomorow :)

playing with the blankie :) what a grin :)

awwww :) so cute :) how can one be sad when they look on that face?

Just one gorgemous boy!

so sweet :) fixin to give a kiss :)

he is under the footrest of my recliner teasing and playing peek a boo with the dogs :) so cute :)

check out the feet on the coffee table :) heehee he has himself propped up and then leaning against the couch tryin to be like daddy :)
Noah's FIRST Independence Day in America! :) Happy 4th of July baby boy! We spend the evening at Aunt Paula's house and swam in her above ground pool (noone thought to get pics) and then watched them do fireworks. Here he is watchin cousins swim :)

sittin in the yard :)
can't see his face but here is a close up of his oufit all american cutie

watchin the beginning of fireworks

another shot oh us watchin fireworks

We were so blessed by our agency today! They sent us a video of Jeremiah :) They made a trip to Taiwan a couple weeks ago and this was made. He had been asleep and they had to wake him up to get this video. He is so tired. You can just see he wants to climb up in the nanny's arms and go to sleep. I was so excited to see this but boy does it make me want to get the funds even faster! So what do you think of Noah's baby brother?

Jeremiah my sweet froggie boy. mama loves you more each passing day as we work hard to get you home! We miss you so much and were so excited today to see video of you!! I can't wait to hold you close and smell you sweet scent that is all your own :) hang on sweet boy we are coming. Jesus will make way! until then baby catch mama's kisses in the wind.


Mel said...

Beautiful baby boy you have there waiting for you in Taiwan. Hope and pray you will get him home fast.

lorabelle said...

This sure has been an emotional couple of months for you. I'm sorry. Thankful for the "ups"!
Noah looks like he's feeling much better and seems to be up to his same smiley self, and the video of your youngest little man is very sweet. The waiting is hard, I so remember Tami. Wishing your family healing and some quiet down time to relax and enjoy your Panda Boy! Make some time for you...

Cammie Heflin said...

So cute! So is he at the same orphanage that Noah was in? I thought I heard them say Sisemore's again, how cute!

From the Heart said...

Love the pictures and the video. You and your husband have a special gift in caring for these children. May your prayers be answered soon.
Still praying for you,

momwithfaithandhope said...

Love the new photos of "Big Brother" - it was good "catching up" with your electronically. You know you're in my prayers.

Ramona said...

Tami - so sorry to hear about all your losses lately. What a difficult period for you and your family.

Noah - I love the suit! And he's such a handsome boy! I also love the video (saw it on FB) of Jeremiah. Can't wait for the siblings to be together!

The Family K. said...

It sounds like in the midst of all your sadness God knew you needed a pick-me-up in that video. And doesn't Noah look so handsome? You'll have to bolt the door against all the little girls who'll come knocking.

Sarah k said...

Man you guys are getting hit hard hon. I am so sorry for your loss again. Noah looked so debonair in his suit however! Definitely dashing at the least. And Jeremiah is precious hon. It was so cute to see him falling asleep sitting up... so cute!

Sarah k.

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!