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.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bunny

Hi all,

We had a dutch show bunny donated to us to help draw donations for The Jeremiah Fund. Well, obvisously this is a local fundraiser as I can't ship this sweet thing all over the country! Well, a little girl I know named Rachal, she is 11 years old, and she despretly wants to win this bunny! Her mother does not have alot of funds, works very hard to keep food on the table and it would be such a blessing for Rachal! Rachal has been coming up for ways to get dollars to put towards winning this rabbit! Mom has said she can have it if her name is drawn. My thought was maybe some of my online buddies would want to help. The chances for the bunny are $1 each. If you want to help Rachal win her bunny boy then please donate to the chip-in fund and for every dollar donation I will add Rachals name to the hat another time! Come on guys and help this little girl have some joy this easter and Help get Jeremiah closer to home!

Journey to Jeremiah Update

Hi all,

Wanted to update everyone that we are hot and heavy into fundraising! PLEASE PLEASE share any and all ideas you have on how to raise this money for Jeremiah FAST. Faster than ever. He is very very much in need of coming home as soon as possible. His care is very time instensive for the Nannies at SLC and they are amazing to love him and work so hard with him! :) I know it is a strain for them and they want him home QUICKLY. I have been told to do whatever I have to get the funds quicker than we did for Noah! First and foremost for that is PRAY. PRAY PRAY PRAY! I KNOW God is able and I am soo needing to see Him Show Off in this area! If you will notice we have a button on our sidebar now that my friend Amanda designed. She designs buttons to raise funds for her adoption of 2 special needs sweethearts! :) Anyway, please please post this on your blog to help get more and more folks to come and see our blog and prayerfully help us get this money QUICK! Here is a picture of the button but you need to look on sidebar to actually grab it for your blog!
Jeremiah, my sweet sweet angel boy! Mama loves you so incredibly much! I can't wait till I have every penny I need to get on those scary planes and fly to come and get you sweetie! I am doing everything in my power, and so is daddy to make this go as qucikly as we can honey. We know God is able to bridge this big ocean of fees just like he did with your big brother Noah! You are gonna increase mama's faith little guy! I knew I had fallen in love with you from the second I saw your picture baby boy, but today I love your even more! Hang on sweet frog! We are coming!
We send you kisses in the Wind Jeremiah!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Blessed Baby Package" Giveaway and LIVE BUNNY Giveaway for Locals!

Hi all ,

We have received some donations of items for giveway to help raise funds to bring Jeremiah Home! :) First we have the "Blessed Baby Package" donated by a dear friend! :) Any mom would love to have these items and the value over $200. The stuffed Gund dog alone is $120.

The package includes:

Baby Bjorn Bib in Yellow - the BEST bib on the market. You will never need to launder another bib once you have this.

Mustela 2-in-1 Baby Hair and Body Wash - multi-functional French-milled product that is gentle on baby.

BabyLegs Baby Leg Warmers - 1 set of three leg warmers in your choice of shades of blue or pink - keeps your little one warm and makes diaper changes a breeze since they eliminate the need to pull down tights. (the leg warmers are similar in design to the ones pictured but may be a slightly different style.)

24" Big Ol' Gibson Stuffed Dog by Gund - so soft and lovable, no child can resist cuddling with it. The actual dog has a plush head and a flat body, sort of like a soft blanket with a dog head on it. It comes in its original plastic packaging.

Robeez Soft-Soled Shoes in Size 6-12 Months: Your choice of pink Mary Janes or a boy's style TBD - great shoes for pre-walkers. The best part? Kids can't pull them off!

Pottery Barn plaster handprint kit

This is an amazing package of gifts and will be mailed to the winner! If you would like to help bring Jeremiah home please donate and you will have a chance at this wonderful package! :) For every $10 donation your name will go in the drawing once. Please click the chip in fund button above to donate! And please on the paypal sheet leave a message as to which giveaway you are entering when you do donate! :)

Also we had a 6 week old Male Dutch LIVE Easter Bunny Rabbit donated to us this evening! :) He is in my house as I type :) We are doing his giveway for folks only in the surrounding area because I can't ship a live bunny! Sorry yall :) Though the rest of you can be in prayer that the bunny fundraiser will do very well! I will also try to go out and sit somewhere to get some donations towards his giveaway. The donater said to do $1 per name in the drawing for our sweet bunny boy! :) If you are local and want a sweet bunny please donate to help bring Jeremiah home! :) Just click the chip in button for Jeremiah's Fund above. Remember to say which drawing you are donating too so I know where to put your name and leave contact information for the bunny. The winner will be drawn on the bunny Saturday afternoon and I will make arrangements to get him to his new home in time for Easter! Here is a picture of him :)
Jeremiah baby, Mama and Daddy love you sooo much sweet man and we can't wait to hold you in our arms! Sweetheart we are working hard already to try and get funds going to get everything to court QUICKLY so that we can come and get you and bring your HOME! We're sending you kisses in the wind my little angel!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

FIRST giveaway in the Journey to Jeremiah!

Want a $50 giftcard to target? Well, here is your chance and to help bring a little boy with cerebral Palsy to US and a family :) We will be giving away a $50 giftcard to Target. Your name in the hat 1 time per $10 to the Jeremiah Fund! Just click the chip-in below! If you donate $50 I will put your name in 10 times instead of 5. If you want to donate even more PLEASE do... and you will get even more chances in the drawing! PLEASE help us to get the Jeremiah Fund going!!! :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Jeremiah Harold Sisemore aka FROG!

I am so excited! I have spoken to our agency on the phone and contracts and such are in route to us! They seem very excited that we want Jeremiah for our son! :) I am thrilled beyond words. I feel like now that I have spoken with them and know they have left the orphanage know he has a mama and daddy who are working towards adopting him that I can share a bit more about him. Jeremiah has cerebral palsy. He had quite a traumatic birth and time following birth for awhile. He was vented and things were very touch and go. He does have some visual imparment but we do not know what that will mean just yet. For any medical folks out there he has severe periventricular Luekomalacia. He is the most beautiful boy! He just turned 1 year old. He apprently has excellent hearing and loves to be held and knows his therapist and nannies by the sound of them coming in the room and reacts with excitement! :) He is eating good by bottle and being fed with a spoon! He is totally amazing and we can't wait to bring him home and have him and Noah grow up together and brothers :) We know that his needs are great but we so love him and can't wait to fill all his needs. PLEASE be in prayer for the financial aspect. Pray for grants, donations. fundraising opportunities and just for God to move mountains and to bridge the ocean once again to bring our little frog home! It is funny how so many people really got into his nickname! :) We will have to FULLY RELY ON GOD to make this happen, just like it did with Noah!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS ABLE! I will post a picture in the next few days once the papers are signed and the ball is rolling :) I am working on lots of things to help bring this little one home. Y'all Noah is so cute. We have several pictures of Jeremiah and we have printed them and Noah every time he sees a picture of him in print or on the computer he has to kiss him! :) It is like he knows that is his baby brother and he is a Ge ge (big brother) :)

Jeremiah sweetie, mama, daddy, Jei Jei and Ge ge all love you so much and we send you Kisses in the wind!

Gift Card Giveaway

Hi all,

Ok, so I am wanting to do a giftcard giveaway to raise some funds towards Jeremiah's Adoption! I am needing an opinion here because I need to make sure I get a gift card that folks all over can use! So give me your opinion on what you think would bring in alot of funds.

I thought of Bass Pro Shop since Jeremiah's nickname is frog for some reason I thought of them! LOL

I thought of Applebees, Chilli's something like that but am not sure if those are everywhere.

Please I need y'alls advise :)

Di di FROG

We are PLEASED to Announce that God has showed us Noah and Celeste's Di di! :) For those who don't speak Mandarin , me included heehee, that means Little Brother in Mandarin! Yup, that's right, we are going to be adopting another little boy! :) God so blessed us when he bridged the ocean and brought our Panda Boy Noah home and we can't wait to watch how God moves to bring Jeremiah Harold Sisemore home! :) We found this little angel a few days ago and have been praying and seeking God's face to make sure that now is the time and this is the child! I KNEW when I saw his face that he was ours! Bobby is so excited to be working towads another little man! :) We have kinda nicknamed Jeremiah FROG because just as in Noah's Adoption we will have to Fully Rely On God to provide the funds to bring this little angel home! I can't wait. Noah is so loving and sweet that I just KNOW he is going to make an excellent Ge ge (big brother)! :) When any child or adult for that matter is crying he is right there comforting them! I don't think I should post pictures yet as we just made the final decision today that YES we are going to step out in Faith and trust God to bring Jeremiah home! I have emailed our agency and prayerfully tomorow they will get back to us on what we need to do to begin the process towards him! I have spoken to our homestudy agency about what we need to do to update our homestudy for this adoption :) I just wanted to share our Joy with all of you :) PLEASE be in prayer for us as we begin fundraising and praying our way down this journey to Jeremiah!
We Send you Blessings and Kisses in the wind!
Pray for Noah and Celeste's

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Myna Bird

or Panda Boy?? You decide! :)

It is amazing how he is really trying to say just about anything. alot of times it has NO resemblance to the real word and sometimes it does but is just off a little! All this from the little one noone knew for sure if he was gonna talk. He may not talk like most 23 month olds, but I will say he is talking now! Some words are for sure and certain! :) He is the cutest thing! Please continue to pray for us as we seek God's face on some things! :) One in particular will be very good if it works out so no need for anyone to be worried about anything! :) I had a few emails of concern after my last post for prayer. I hope you enjoyed watching my boy as much as we do having the pleasure of spending each day with him! :)

WE send you blessings and 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!