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 21, 2009

National Adoption Day..My Day and feelings...

Today is National Adoption Day!  I had such great dreams for this day.  We are working on our 2nd adoption at this point.  Adoption has touched my life in a way that I could NEVER have imagined even when I had such great dreams about it, they do not compare to the miracle of our lives!  We had a fundraiser planned today at Sam's Club.  Now, It's the Saturday before Thanksgiving AND National Adoption Day, what better day to hold and be hopeful of an even better than ever amount being raised.  Well, this day did NOT turn out at all like we thought it would.  We arrive at Sam's today mindful of how things went last week, and that we had been moved to an area that was far from the door and had affected our sales, We set up at that location anyway, knowing that it might affect things, but praeryful that God would make up the difference.  Well, not ten minutes into the sale someone comes out and informs us we have to move.  UGGGH ok, now if you remember from last week, we were moved multiple times that week each time further away so I was not excited to hear yet again we have to move everything again.  They moved us to a point that noone could see us and the only folks even possible to hear us was like 1/20th of the parking lot as they walked from that area.  The girls were REALLY mad about it and were like why not just tell us to leave.  I thought this as well, but thankfully I did not voice it.  I did ask if there was a way to get something in writing to let us know once and for all WHERE we were suppose to be so that we could make sure and be in the right place and figure out a way to draw attention to us if this was where it was.   That request was never granted.  But we stayed at the place we were told though it made things very difficult because this place had no way to block in a safe area for Noah, so hence having to hold a squirmy 2 year old.  On top of all this it chooses today to get BONE COLD!  and rain and mist off and on!  After almost 3 hourse we had raised only $20.  Bobby sent me, Millie and Noah off to do errands for Thanksgiving and he stayed.  He said he did not want Noah and I sick.  Celeste went to her boyfriend's family Christmas and Noah and Millie and I did our errands and Bobby stayed and froze for hours more.  In the end the final total raised was $99 and 9 cents.  NOT the $520 or more we had so hoped and prayed and anticipated.  I am extremely thankful for hte $99.09 we did raise, but to say the least I am disappointed.  BUT, I have to trust that God has a better way!  My earthly eyes cannot see it, but I KNOW it is there!  I know the Lord gives folks the gift of giving.  I KNOW he leads folks to give and I will trust that he will do that in this case or he will lay it on someone's heart to offer a personal loan or something.  I HAVE to trust that HE has it in control.  God wants me to depend more on HIM in this and not on ME!  In my mind when we scheduled last Saturday this Saturday and Tuesday I had it figured at about $500 each sale for $1500, half of what we are pass due on payin the agency.  I was so excited that we would not have to worry about that half, Well, apparently US selling candy was NOT where it was to come from because it has not.  I need to remember that this is about God and how HE chooses to help us do this!  I need to think outside the box.  It is not fair of me to put God in a box and say to the Father of the Universe basically, umm Father I have scheduled these sales to get this money and this is how we are raising it.  umm NOPE.  Forgive me Lord for taking control here.  What we made today is a blessing from God!  If I trust my God, then I trust that HIS WAYS are the perfect ways.  Anyway, thank you for letting me share this lesson I am learing today!  I hope it makes some tiny bit of sense to someone.  I have NO CLUE how we are going to come up with the rest of this $3000 in time, but GOD DOES!  I am going to spending ALOT more time in prayer asking God what HE wants us to be doing to raise the money!  We have a sale scheduled on Tuesday.  Noah, Sam and I will not be going with Bobby.  It is not safe the way things are for the boys to be there for any length of time.  Whatever Bobby is able to make in the time he is there we will be so thankful for and we are praying for direction of our next steps here.  So yes, this day did NOT turn out the way I THOUGHT it was suppose to, but that is not necessarily bad.  The Lord promises to work ALL things for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to HIS purposes!  We KNOW God called us to Jeremiah and to orphans, so we will count it all Joy.

 In the midst of all this we had a JOYFUL day with our Miracle of Adoption Noah WesLee Sisemore!  He is such a Mr. Personality and brought joy to us and everyone in his path today, at the sale, at the stores on my errands, you name it!  I can't tell you how many loud laughs he brought out of me today!  When I think of National Adoption Day I am reminded what an absolute miracle it is that the country of Taiwan would give me this bundle of Joy that is MY SON!  WOW!!!!!  Now, I will copy what my friend Judy did on her blog today!

This is my Panda Boy Noah Nov 20, 2007 waiting in Taiwan.  This is the closest I could get to this date!  You would havethought that hair was gonna be curly!

Panda Boy today, November 21,2009


Friday, November 20, 2009

Prayers and Pics

HI all :)  I wanted to ask y'all to be praying for us tomorow as we have another Candy Sale in front of our local Sam's Club.  We NEED this sale to be BIG.  We did not do as well last time as the time before and it was hard and upsetting, though we are thankful for EVERY PENNY we did make.  Please pray tomorow does amazing.  Pray in agreement with us that God will Show Off in a BIG WAY with the sale and funds coming in for Jeremiah in other ways too.  Also, PLEASE pray for the Target Giftcard Giveaway Fundraiser this week.  I am suppose to draw the winner on Thankgiving and then announce it on the day after.  At this point we have not had much interest at all and I am seeing that it was NOT a good idea.  This is the LAST week to enter so PLEASE if you have $5 or more to spare and want to take a shot at winning a $50 target gift card, PLEASE DO :)  Hey it is gonna be really neat for someone to come home from shopping on the day after thankgiving to find out they have $50 target card on the way to them! :)  Someone has to win, might as well be you :)  Now onto sharing some pics and some excitement in our day today :)

This is so cute to me :)  A lady at our Church wanted a picture of Noah with his neck showing so we took some without his shirt.  He is such a cutie :)

Isn't my boy handsome!? :)

Noah LAYS on my alot with all his weight!  He will stand by me in my chair and then LEAN on me!  That child is HEAVY!  lol

Excuse the mess but I thought this was so cute.  Noah is "reading" to Sam!  heehee  He would smack the floor and say his version of sit!  lol

We got a surprise in the mail today from my friend Lora!  She sent me a box with a donation of some coffee's (that smell AMAZINGLY GOOD to someone who doesn't drink coffee, heehee), some bags, a mug and some candles to help me make up some gifts to sell at the Show we are going to have a booth at.  It was SUCH a blessing and I can't wait to see how it goes.  I am VERY nervous about coming up with enough stuff to sell to keep us at the booth for the full two days and bring in the money!  In additon to the things for the fundraiser she sent happy's for my kiddos! 

Here is Jeremiah's! :)  Is that not the cutest frog :)  I LOVE IT!

Celeste LOVES her earrings that she got! :)  She is like "They're Dangly! "  lol  apparently she "LOVES" Dangly earrings!  heehee

And my Panda Boy Noah got a real fur baby panda!  It is the CUTEST thing, it snores, it cries, it moves!  It has a little bottle and everything.  This picture Noah is giving the baby a kiss!

This one he is feeding the baby panda! :) Is that not the cutest thing!!!! :)  It was HILARIOUS, he took the bottle out of panda's mouth and looked at the nipple, turned it back over and hit the bottom of it tryin to make the liquid come out! LOL  He is TOO smart!  We tried to explain it was pretend.  Not sure he got it but oh well! 

Jeremiah got his FIRST LETTER today in the Mail!  It came addressed to him and all! :)  It was from my friend Joy and it had the sweetest letter! :)

sooo sweet :)

Please do remember to keep us in prayer.  It has been over 7 months on this journey to Jeremiah and we are not in court yet.  Fundraising is so much harder this time.  But I know there must be a reason.  I KNOW the Lord used our Joureny to Noah to teach ME and so many others so many things about who HE is and so many other things.  I love this song and at times when I am exceptionally overwhelmed I really relate to it.  There is a part in it where it talks about sometimes you have to loose, well, I am going on record as saying I am not saying I think I am gonna loose the overall goal of raising the money and getting to Taiwan for Jeremaih.  I KNOW SOMEHOW that is gonna happen, but not necessarily the way I THINK it should.  sometimes my fundraisers will loose, they will flop, they have, quite a bunch of them! BUT, I have to keep trying and trusting and doing ALL I can.  So yes, tomorow I will get up and go and sit at Sam's all day and evening and try to fundraise and play with my Panda Boy!  All I have to do is look at him to KNOW that  dreams DO COME TRUE! 

I really like this song.  And our climb is the process, the fundraising, the preparation.

I get ashamed of myself when my faith gets shaky, when I look with earthly eyes, when I compare what I think it should be with what it is, when I WORRY about HOW is this gonna happen!  It really upsets me that I can't just REMEMBER that GOD IS ABLE!  Music is HUGE in my life!  It is how I feel the Lord.  It can change my perspective on this very quickly when I get some praise music going and start singing.  I can't waith for our "Get your Praise on Benefit Concert"!!  I NEED it :)  Anyway, when I get with the music and singing truths and opening myself up to God there is not better place!  I wish I cold have praise music with me eveywhere I go!  Anyway, this song says it all, I will look with eyes of faith, I will prepare things for Jeremiah's homecoming, because no amount of money is going to keep my boy from coming home!  I KNOW taht with MY GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!  I pray this song fires you up like it does me!  So click play and PRAISE!

Jeremiah my sweet angel boy.  Mama feels SOO guilty baby.  I am so sorry it is taking us so long to get to you sweetie.  I know right this minute you have no clue that across the ocean you have a mama and a daddy and a jei jei and a ge ge that love you soo much and are working so hard to bring you home.  That there are so many folks who are doing so much, to make sure that YOU, my little frogie boy, get to come home!  Jesus promised you that He has a plan for your life little man and He does!  I can't WAIT to see how He uses you for His glory baby boy!  Hold on tight sweet baby.  When you feel air across your face, baby boy that is mama's breath riding across the ocean by the power of the Lord to send you my love and my kisses in the wind!  I'm comin as soon as I can...

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Hi all,
We have started selling T-Shirts!  There are 4 designs and some of the Adoption ones are soo neat!  I want all of them!  heehee  The profit from each T-Shirt goes right to Jeremiah's adoption.  Please check them out and share with others who might want Tshirts for them or for Christmas or something! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are YOU Little Man's Mommy and Daddy??

Are YOU Little Man's Mommy and Daddy?  This is a little guy born July 2009 with Down Syndrome in Asia.  If you are interestd in adopting this little guy please email me at with your contact information and if you have a homestudy and such and I will send it along and someone will contact you!  Please spread the word about Little Man! :)  Lord please send him a Mommy and Daddy soon!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November Happenings!

Thought I would share some of the happenings with the Sisemore's and some pictures as well :) The newest thing I suppose is my baby girl Celeste has a young Suitor now. His name is Cory and I ask that you be in prayer for Celeste and Cory and their courtship and time of growing in the Lord and that their relationship would be a blessing to the Lord.

This picture was taken this afternoon after Church. Cory came over and we watched a movie as a family. I had been home with what I feared was the flu. Thankfully I am doing some better so now I suspect it was a bad fibro flareup. Anyway, I thought this picture was cute :) It is not posed, they were playing around while I was trying to get an actual picture and it turned out so cute :)

In other happenings, we are fundraising like crazy to raise the next payment for Jeremiah's Adoption. We need $3000 ASAP. We had a candy sale in front of our local Sam's club Saturday. We raised $218.49! Praise the Lord. That was raised by the hardest. Seems like alot of stuff kept going wrong to make it harder and harder to raise money that day at Sam's. We raised more than double that amount the last time we had a Saturday at Sam's so we had been hopeful for more but of course are thankful for that money!

We have a Target Giftcard Giveaway going on the fundraising blog! We are really praying some interest will be stirred up in that because at the moment we will loose money on it if things don't pick up :( Please share with everyone you know. $5 is not a huge amount to spare to change a life! And in thanks they could win a $50 target Giftcard to use for Christmas Shopping! :)

The picture is suppose to be able to be clicked and go to the site, but in case it doesn't work click HERE!

If you check that out please check out our Jars/Bags for Jeremiah Fundraiser as well. I am selling some neat gifts on there too! :)

These are some shots that Celeste took on her camera for school photography class. Thought I would share. Noah just had to try and play basketball like his daddy and uncle Wesley were playing around with :)

It is so funny to me how Noah is so boy just naturally. He loves TRUCKS! lol cars, motorcycles, vans, tractors, trains, you name it, if it has wheels he thinks it is amazing! heehee So when he saw this riding toy he was in heaven! :)

Thought this was a cool shot from the bottom of the slide lookin up.

Another shot of Celeste and Cory today.

I love the look on Noah's face lookin at Cory ! heehee He climbed up in between them! :)

My Binky Boo! :)

Got the camera out and Noah posed! :)

These are some shots that the girls had me take of them at a restraunt. We went out for soup and were barely gonna have enough to go out but we went. Well, there was an issue with some hair on some bread. Because of that the restraunt gave us 2 free desserts!

Celeste had a clinical luncheon on friday to begin the process to apply to get into clinicals for next semester. There is limited room so it is possible she will have to wait a semester to get in. Anyway, her she is all ready to go to the luncheon :)

Noah is so into playing in shoes, Here he is in some of Bobby's!

They are working with him now in therapy on helping put his clothes on and off. Here I gues she was tryin to practice! LOL

Do you see the frustration on our face! LOL

so cute :)

Another shot of Celeste and Cory! It is funny because I love the accidental shot much better :) though I love this one too :)

This shot is so cute of Noah! :) He LOVES to play with my hair! Do you like my new do? :) heehee

Thought this shot was adorable :)

Another thing we are workin on is climbin down the stairs! He like to just take off the first one and fly. Hard to get him to bend and go to next step! This was a cute shot of daddy takin him down uncle Wesley's stairs!

And since I don't have any picture of Jeremiah made this November I thought I would post my favorite picture of him! It was taken last year in December. We have not had update pictures since sept 9th. I bet he is gonna look huge when I finally do see another picture.

Jeremiah sweet frogie boy! I soo can't wait to have this batch of money raised and be in court and know that you are just a few court documents away from being ours! We love you more and more each day and I can't wait for the day they place you in my arms and I someday have the honor of seeing that big smile directed at ME!!!!! :) We love you baby, hold on tight, and until I get there 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!