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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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3rd What a day! :)

November 3, 2007 was an amazing day! That was the day we first heard about and laid eyes on our son Noah WesLee Sisemore waiting in Taiwan for us! It was like an amazing whirlwind adventure just beginning! I will NEVER forget that day. I received an email that said we have been told you are interested in Special Needs Adoption and we have a little baby boy that no one wants, would you consider him! Boy howdy we will! We will take him I email back! Almost immediatly I get an email back saying let me send you information and pictures so you can make an informed decision. So they came and we saw his face and we KNEW even more that he was OUR NOAH! We sent back word that YES we want him, what do we do and so it began! We began researching things in the medical report, fundraising, paperwork and a 10 and half month long journey of a ride where God bridged the ocean and took us to our Noah! :)

Here is OUR Noah WesLee Sisemore Today!

November 3, 2009!

And here is the FIRST picture we ever saw that we saw November 3, 2007! The picture was actually over a month old. Noah was 6 months old when we first heard about him and 16 and a half months when he was placed in my shaking arms! :) THANK YOU JESUS for making my dreams come true! Thank you that I can TRUST You will work all things for good so that Jeremiah can come home SOON! :)

Today we had a playdate with our playgroup at Jumping Jupiter :) Here are some shots of Noah on this special day!

He did not seem to thrilled about the playdate for a good while!

Mommy is trying so hard to get him excited! NOT WORKING! lol

We are thinking about havin some fun! and watching the other kids!

Finally we decided we would try but ONLY if MAMA got in too! So I am laying in one of the bouncy houses getting pics :)

you can't really tell by that look but he was having fun! :)

he is so beautiful to me! :)

He would go down the big bouncy slide to get out and then CLIMB back in! His therapist would be so proud! :)

This would have been a GREAT shot if not so blurry from bouncing goin on!

Bounce, bounce, bounce!

again blurry but had to get shots of him bouncing with his buddy Drake and Mrs. Shannon!

Doesn't he look cute walkin around! :)

So fun mama! :)

This is a great action shot and NOT blurry! YAY. I dont know if you can tell but he is grinning big time :)

He was NOT cooperating and smiling for pics today!

This was close! :) he was bein so funny :)

I LOVE this shot! BIG GRIN! :)

Look at us climbing! Our pants came unsnapped! LOL I was so impressed the he climbed up there and went down the BIGGEST bouncy slide! One time he slipped once up there and went down HEAD FIRST and Me and a dad who was there took off running to the end of slide but there was a large soft bouncy platform at the bottom and he was grinning from ear to ear rolling on it! :) heehee

See how good his is doing climbing! :) I am so proud! :) I know you can't tell!

It was such a fun morning and then we went to lunch with his friend Drake and his mama! Came home to nap and he slept hard! :) He would not wake up for his first therapy! heehee We tried and tried. I may have to plan make up sessions on days other than Jumping Jupiter field trip day! lol

PLEASE keep our Camcorder for Jeremiah Fundraiser in prayer. The drawing is tomorow and some lucky winner will have that wonderful camcorder! :) Also if you or anyone you know wants coffee for themself or for Christmas then send them to our store, Java for Jeremiah! We also have tshirts, tote bags, hats, and scoops! And don't forget the target gift card giveaway goes till Thanksgiving! :) see the details here!
PLEASE keep Jeremiah in your prayers! We need God so show off in a BIG WAY! PLEASE storm heaven with us!
Jeremiah sweetie, we can't wait to hold you in our arms and bring you home sweet baby boy! Right now I would give anything for new pictures of you! :) I wonder how you are, what you are feeling, thinking, how much you can or can't see, what your smile looks like in person, if your little belly button is an innie or an outie, do you have Irish toes, what does your little neck smell like, and so much more. Pictures are all I have of you at this point but we love you so much! We are doing all we can to get there quickly. While you wait, catch my kisses in the wind sweet boy!
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!