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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

When First We Meet

...."When First We Meet"

When first we meet,what do you see?
A still and useless body.
When first we meet,
and I see you smile,
is it for pity or for sadness?
I say to you come closer then,
and look into my face.
Can you see a smile to warm your heart,
that lasts throughout the day.
Look deep into my big brown eyes,
can you see the Love I have.
My ears can hear and listen,
and though my lips speak not a word.
If you place your hand upon my chest,
can you not feel the beat of my heart.
When first we meet,
I hope you see,
a child like every other.
by: Donna Kateri Kalmon (mother to a very special child)

I read this and literally bawled my eyes out! It is a glimpse into what Jeremiah might be thinking and feeling. I am CONVINCED he understands WAY more than he can express to us. I wanted to share this for those in our lives to see. Jeremiah has such value and I can't wait for him to grow and hit more and more milestones in his way :)

such sweet brothers :)

a RARE voluntary smile! :)
apparently my fridge has an issue!  this egg is RAW but FROZEN! Baby girl was freakin out :)  lol
Please pray for us.  Bobby's mom had some confederate money and it appears that it has at least some value.  We have $500, $100, $50, $20, $10, $5 and $1's.  We have more than one of each.  In addition the the ones that was for Confederate States of America we have some specifically for Texas and Mississippi.  We are hoping to sell most of it.  Not sure yet what we can get from it but we are hoping to at least make a bit of money.  I plan to keep at least one for each of the boys, and one for a dear friend and then one Mississippi one to frame and put up in our home as our family is from Mississippi.  I wish I had a Louisiana one since Bobby's family is from here.  Please be praying that this find from his momma will bring in a bit of funds! :) 

HAPPY NOVEMBER ALL!  I am getting so excited about Thanksgiving and then the Season to come! :)


Jennifer said...

Hoping you have some of the more rare currency!!!

"Today, the value of these notes is far from worthless. Their prices range from under one hundred dollars for the most common and heavily printed series, to the tens of thousands for the rarest. Most of the heavily printed issues are still available to some extent, while the less common series are getting extremely hard to find. One thing is certain though, all Confederate currency makes as a good investment and has shown to steadily increase in value over the years."

Room for More said...

Now, if the money is tens of thousands...we are out, but if it is on the other side of the scale, e-mial us, b/c my hubby would be very interested in Confederate money and the TX bill too!

hugs, Shannon

Monica said...

Hi Tami!

You won a necklace on my Giveaway for Olga E.

I sent you an email. Will you please send me your snailmail adress, so that I can maile you, your price?


lisasmith said...

What a beautiful family you have!! I will definitely be keeping you all in my prayers.

I've heard wonderful things about hippa(?) therapy.

Your hair is beautiful!!!!!

lorabelle said...

Just checkin in to see how things are going. That is a beautiful poem...
Wonderful news about the Confederate find!!!
I also want to let you know that I got your text about the other good news that you found out about... So happy that things are working out and letting up on your family. Enough with all crazy stress, right!
Sorry I've been out of touch.
Things are slowing down some here and looking better too. I'll touch base when it's better.
Take care

Annie said...

Wow, that poem was so sweet! It really made my heart happy.

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!