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, May 15, 2009

Amazing News and Home Study Visit Today! :)

I had to sing the praises of Jumpin Jupiter! They are amazing. They let me know today that they wanted to move the fundraiser from Thursday the 18th till Friday the 19th because more people could probably come on a Friday! :) Also they told me the percentage that will go to the Jeremiah Fund! EIGHTY percent of the admission and TWENTY percent of concessions! Can you believe that!!! :) Is that not just amazingly GENEROUS OF THEM!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so blessed and excited! :) So please note the date change from June 18th to June 19th!

PLEASE be praying for this fundraiser!!!! Here are the details!

Jumping for Jeremiah

Friday, June 19, 20095 pm till 9pm

Jumping Jupiter
Once again, here is what it's all about!

I can't wait till that night! It will be so much fun and we will all be JUMPIN for Jeremiah! :) I am overwhelmed by their generosity! :)

We have been getting good news like nuts :) Chick-Fil-A locally is probably going to let us have a fundraising night there where we get a percentage of the TOTAL Sales! :) Isnt' that great! There is one more person who has to approve it and then we are a go. They will also do a press release to try to get it on tv and radio :) The more that come the better! :)

Tastefully Simple is also doing an online fundraiser for us that I will have a website that folks can go to and order food soon :) IF I can figure out how to get you on. I know I can send invites so send me your email address if you want invites to this site to see if you are hungry :) Looks like good food! :) Jeremiah will get 18% of all sales! :)

God is so wonderful! :)

Please keep all of these in prayer as well as more ideas and things to come :) We are trying to get into the Farmer's Market to sell Sweet Breads and regular breads every saturday morning from 7 till noon but are on the waiting list for a spot. It might still happen. PLEASE PRAY for this too! :)

If you have any ideas for fundraising PLEASE let us know!

Today is the THE DAY! Our homestudy visit is today for the update for Jeremiah's Homestudy! I can't believe I am almost done with my SECOND homestudy to my SECOND baby Boy! :) heehee I still need to get in for my physical and we are done and they can write it! I THINK thats it. :) Please keep all this in prayer :)

Jeremiah sweet frogie boy! Mama loves you so much! She is doing every kind of fundraiser she can come up with the get funds we need to bring you home sweet man! We are working so hard and Mama and Baba love you more than you can imagine! Your Gege Noah and Jie Jie Celeste love you so much too, and they are both sleeping in this morning and a world away you are sleeping at night! All my babies are sleepin safe in the arms of Jesus! Hang on my little love and keep workin hard with your Nannies! Mama and Baba are SOOOO proud of you sweetie pie! Until we get there baby, catch my kisses in the wind!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Update, double, shaving and exciting news!

Today I got the most precious gift a mother who is adopting can get short off an announcement of a decree! NEW PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited and the timing was amazing! I actually prayed in my prayer journal this morning Lord please let me get new pictures and updates TODAY! THANKS LORD! :) I do not have updates yet as they are waiting for them to be translated but I do have pics :) Here is one of them :)

This is the closest up on his beautiful little face! :) Isn't he just gorgeous! I can't WAIT to hold him in my arms and rock him and tell him just how loved he is! :) Isn't it amazing how you fall more and more in love with them EVERY picture? And how you just sit on the edge of your seat as you scan email praying for just a glimpse of a new picture, or some developmental update or something on your baby that is a world away! This process of adoption is hard in so many ways but oh the joy those moments bring when you connect with the newest photo or hear the newest word about your baby! :)

Well, I was totally blessed this week with an AMAZING deal on something that I will DEFINITELY need when Jeremiah comes home! A DOUBLE STROLLER! :) heeheee I got a beyond amazing deal on this that a lady close by was selling! :)

Here is Noah checking it out! :) He wants the top back :) heehee

the picture did not come out very good but you can see it is a double stroller :) I can't wait tilll I can post a picture of BOTH my sonS in the stroller TOGETHER! :)

This is so cute! Whenever Celeste sits in the chair to do her nails, Noah comes runnin and has a fit for her to file his too! :) lol :) Isnt that a precious shot!!! ??

Tonight while Bobby was shaving Noah decided he wanted in on the action :) So Bobby put some shaving cream on him :)

not too good a shot in this one.

There you can see it better! :) Then Noah decided that DADDY had his shirt off so Noah had to have his off! LOL

There he is all manly! heehee The shaving cream came off with the shrit for the most part. You can see Bobby's bad bruise on his side where he fell on the front steps the other day in the bad weather. OUCH! It looks dreadful!
I wanted to share some EXCITING new with yall! A local place here that has all kinds of bouncy houses and such INSIDE is going to do a fundraiser for us! :) It wil be in June and it is called JUMPIN FOR JEREMIAH! I am so excited about this. A certain percentage (they have not decided just yet) of all sales for entry and concession for the night will go towards The Jeremiah Fund! I really PRAY this will be a BIG fundraiser and will go VERY WELL! We are going to make up flyers to get the word out to folks to come and all. It is a fun night for them and helps raise money for Jeremiah! :) We have it scheduled for June 18th because we wanted to allow as much time as we could to advertise it up! :) Also please be in prayer that I can get in touch with the local lady for our Farmer's Market. I want to see about signing up to sell baked goods there on Saturday Mornings once it starts :) I am having difficulty getting the information I need.
We have several other fundraisers in the fire so please pray that they will work out well too! Also we will be doing some candy sales in front of a business as well. We also have a home and garden fundraising party coming up in early June! That shoudl be fun and there are fundraising sheets we can take soon and start trying to sell off them :) And we have an online fundraiser possibility through a company that sells food. EVERYONE has to eat so I am hoping that will be good for folks :)
PLEASE keep all our fundraising efforts in prayer as we work to try and raise the money QUICKLY as possible to bring home our Jeremiah! It is overwhelming sometimes but we just have to look on that face above and remember our frogie boy is waiting for us. Lots of love, lots of prayers and lots of relying on God will get us through this. Praise God HE knows where it is all coming from!
Jeremiah sweet frogie boy! Mama loves you with all her heart! I am working as hard as I can to get there darling! PLEASE hadg on precious and until then, catch my kisses in the wind!

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! :)
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!