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, November 7, 2009

I600A is on its way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God is good!

Woohooo! God is AMAZING! Yesterday we were able to purchase a Cashier's Check and Fedex off our I600A application to start the process to be approved to bring Jeremiah home! :) This includes the fee for our Biometric Fingerprint appointment that we will be sent for Bobby, Me, Celeste and my mother. Between the Camcorder Fundraiser, a $233 donation from a person the Lord led to give, Candy Sales, Babysitting and such we were able to raise this and $200 towards the $3000 we need to send Heartsent for the payment that is due. We have also been told that a dear friend has sold some items on Ebay for us and has sent a $350 check to heartsent in our name towards Jeremiah's Adoption :) Woohoo God. Also, a few ladies at a local school who are trying to help us are planning to have a booth for Jeremiah to sell Sonic Cards at a local Arts and Crafts Community Event one of the Churches is having. We are praying this will raise a good amount. Between that and our Sam's Candy Bar sales we have scheduled on the 15th, 21st, and 24th of this month we are praying to have above and beyond what is currently due to Heartsent! Then we can start focusing on the Orphanage Donation, travel fees, Jeremiah's Visa Fee, and our Post study fee! God is such a big God! I am so in awe of watching Him show off! :) Just a couple weeks ago we had to jump through hoops to get the $460 Heartsent needed to go forward then and that has been paid and this for our I600A as well and a couple hundred to spare! I can't wait to see how God continues to provide! Praise You Lord my Jehovah Jireh! :) It is amazing to me when the Lord instills a gift of giving in His people and they are obedient what a blessing it is on so many levels! Our Pastor said at Church the other day when we were testifying about what God has done, that when he prays to God for us he says to God, I don't understand these folks and how they can do this, I could not do all they are doing and God said to him I didn't ask you to I asked them too! WOW! That was huge for me! God told our Pastor that He has called us to Jeremiah and to special needs children! Confirmation big time! I mean I knew it but for some reason hearing it spoken from Pastor just was amazing! I already know what God has in store is so much bigger than us and our family we are buidling by adoption. I know the future is huge for the kingdom. You can't look upon the face of babies you are leaving behind in an orphanage and not be changed! Not everyone is called to bring an orphan home, but all are called to help care for the orphans. Not all are called for Special needs kids either. Thank You Father that you trust us and have called us to adopt and to care for orphans globally for life! I can't wait to see what God is gonna do next! :) Please join me in praying for God to show off in a HUGE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our adoption of Noah touched so many people along the journey, This is happening now with Jeremiah as well!

Though I would share some pics! Next time I think I am gonna take the camera into fedex with me and take a picture with the clerks! They get so excited each time I come in and ask all about the Journey! Some have been there through fedex's we sent for Noah when we were working on his adoption :)

Our Check sitting on top of the I-600A

I look at the amount~$990~ and I sing Praise! Wow! It took longer this time but it is FINALLY raised and off. The rest is coming. I KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woohooo for the I-600A!

Our FedEx slip! I save ALL of these! Such a great memory they become! :) Maybe I should make a collage of them all at the end and frame it! LOL

Just as a reminder of what it is all about! :)

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lorabelle said...

Tami, I love your energy!!!
Happy to hear that the fund raising is paying off and you are making your way closer to your little man...

I mentioned this to you recently, but I want to say it again. I too have wondered how you are able to do this for many different reasons. I've worried that after just bringing home Noah, that Jeremiah being SN might be really too overwhelming. I've worried that raising the funds might be too much of a strain during such sticky economical times, etc... So, I have to smile at what your preacher said to you...
He is SO right Tami! So, I'm taking back my personal worries, feelings, concerns etc., because it isn't me. It's YOU who is being called to do this and thank goodness you are because the thought of Jeremiah living the rest of his life in an orphanage really does break my heart...
How wonderful that your family is opening your hearts and engulfing this little guy. The need that he is filling for you and you for him is incredible.
I've heard so many stories lately regarding the number of families who are afraid or simply just can not take on the challenges of SN children. Sadly enough, I am one of them. So please forgive me and any other out there who might have jumped the gun early on and confused our own personal feelings,judgments & opinions over those of you and your family. Only you and your God can say what is right for you and Jeremiah.
And it sounds like it's showing loud and clear!

Thinking of you...

The Family K. said...

Hearing your praise only reminds me of how good our God is and leaves me marveling at the mysterious ways in which he works.

From the Heart said...

Our God is a great God, He does miracles so great, there is no one else like Him.
Praising God with you,

Ramona said...

Congratulations! This is a tremendous step and gets you THAT much closer!

J* Family Blog said...

You should do a Family Christmas Photo Fundraiser. We found a photographer willing to volunteer her time for a weekend to do Family Christmas Photos in front of her Christmas decorated fireplace in her home. At the end of the day today we had over $900 and we still have 7 more families tomorrow afternoon after church. Each family that wanted photos donated what they could afford. One donated $200, some donated $100 and some donated a lot less. We only had 11 families today. It's the perfect time since Christmas is around the corner. Every family loved the fact that they had individual attention and that they get ALL the digital negatives on a CD and don't have to go back to the studio and pay a TON to get more photos. If you email me at I can give you ALL the information. Hope this helps!! We're praying for you. We're in the same boat with fundraising like crazy for a special needs adoption!!!

Annie said...

Wonderful to hear you are moving forward and God is providing! I will pray for His continued blessings in your journey to Jeremiah!

Expecting Good Things said...

Congrats Tami and family! Wow. You are truly an awesome person to work so hard for so long and have such faith. I'm in awe.

Kat said...

SOOOOO excited for you!!!! Praise God!!!!

Deborah Ann said...

OOhhhhh how exciting! Can't wait until you are holding Jeremiah in your arms!

soontobemomof9 said...

That is fantastic Tammy!!!! Glory to God! Your patience is great testimony of your faith!

Again, Jeremiah is such a cutie! I can't wait to see him home!

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!