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, January 16, 2010

AUCTION FOR JEREMIAH and possible fundraiser YOU can do!

This is the online Auction for Jeremiah!  Please look over the items we have for auction and keep checking back as I am praying to have more items soon.  If you would like to bid on an item please send bids to me at  :)  Thanks so much and PLEASE Spread the word!  Let me know each way you do and I will enter you into the Spread the Word Giveaway for each way you do so :)  A big huge Thank YOU to all who have donated!  If you are anyone you know might want to donate items please email me and let me know :)  I will give them credit and link to their blog or website if they would like! :)   Sooo here we go:) 

This beautiful original watercolor has been donated by sweet friend Tisra over at The Life Train

It is approximatly  9x14 in size.  Winner will pay shipping in addition to whatever amount the winning bid is.

Next we have a Complete Blogover by The Girl Creative

She did the header for us on my Family Blog.  She did an amazing job and I am sure whoever is the winning bidder for this will be very pleased!

Next up is a $30 Gift Certificate to Pampered Chef!  This item actually helps TWO adoptions as I purchased it through a fundraiser to bring LIZA home!

This will be sent the winners home and the winner can shop away with Pampered Chef!

Next we have a $50.00 gift certificate to

Knowledge Box Central!  Go HERE to see what all they have!  This was donated by my dear friend CYNDI to her website :)  She lives here in town!  Will be sent to the winner direct from Knowledge Box Central!

Next we have a Vera Bradley Hipster Bag, Botanica pattern (retired) donated by my dear friend Barbara

New w/o Tags, Excellent Condition

Bag purchased new in 2009, carried once to church
Approx. size 9-1/2" x 11"
Strap adjusts from approx. 26" to 56", can be worn cross body for hands free
2 interior slip-in pockets
2 outer pockets, one open, one zippered
Zipper top closure
Winner pays $4.95 flat rate postage for the purse to be sent to you.

Next we have a Beautiful Necklace designed by my friend April

This is a brand new Necklace and would be perfect for someone who has a daughter adopted from Asia :)  But anyone really :)  I personally LOVE IT :)  The designer has given it a retail value of $65.  The winning bidder will pay $4.95 flat rate postage for Necklace to be sent to you.

Next we have this wonderful Tye Dye TShirt from my Friend Heather at Miller's Mercantile!! :) 

Winner will need to pay shipping.

Next we have this beautiful handmade Rainbow Baby Afgan made and donated by my friend Taryn

size:  approximately 49 by 50
Colors: pink, peach, pastel yellow, pastel green, baby blue, and lavender
Winner will pay postage to have Afgan shipped direct to them.

Next we have a brand new in box and factory sealed The Sword and The Stone DVD!!

winner will pay $4.95 flate rate priority mail shipping

Next we have a brand New Max Lucado The Devotional Bible donated by Uncle Wesley.  This is hardback and brand new!  The picture is poor quality for some reaon on my camera but is a brand new book!

The winner will pay shipping costs.  I believe it will fit in a medium flat rate box that costs like $7.95, or you can pay media mail and padded envelope which would be determined once winners zip code is know.  winners choice.

I also wanted to add that we have Born in My heart Adoption Bracelets available for $2 plus postage

and Sonic Community Discount cards for $5 plus postage.  These were donated by Sonic and 100 percent of proceeds goes to Jeremaih!  There is $17 to $20 value on each card. 

And several have asked or commented they wished there was a way they could help somehow.  We had an idea given to us and have not really gotten if off but I believe I am suppose to put it here for anyone that might want to try to do one where you live.

Jeans for Jeremiah!  The idea is that if you work, and your office either wears uniforms or non casual attire to approach the boss about a Jeans for Jeremiah day.  Employees would be allowed to wear Jeans for this one day for a fee and all the money raised would go to Jeremiah's adoption.  If you would like to see if your job, or a child's school, or a medical office, hospital, whatever might like to get involved and do a Jeans for Jeremiah day please let me know :)  You can use the logo above and even make a flyer with it and a Picture of Jeremiah.  If you want to do something and need me to make a flyer for you to make copies off, let me know, or if you need more information about Jeremiah or our Journey to present to those who would make the decision to allow this.  Even small offices can do it, nothing is too small to help.  A friend wrote on her adoption blog that is 1000 people donated $10 each they would have what they needed.  She was asked do you know 1000 people and she said NO BUT GOD DOES!  I say that here, as well for us at this point if 1300 people donate $10 we will have all we need!  I know I dont know 1300 people and you may not but if we all work together we can come up with enough folks!  This is just an idea since several have said they wanted to find a way to help us raise money.  I think Jeans for Jeremiah could be a good way possibly! :)

Please keep the auction, the puzzle fundraiser, the Jeans for Jeremiah all in prayer as well as the grant applications we are waiting on word about and the grant and loan applications we are currently working on.  As always PLEASE keep Jeremiah in prayer!  Pray against anymore rigideness in his little body, against seizures and for him to be safe and well.  PLEASE pray the funds come quickly and that we can travel to get him SOON!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Video I played tonight at the "Get Your Praise On" Benefit for Jeremiah

Here is the Video that we showed during the love offering at Tonight's benefit for Jeremiah :) I just wanted to share with yall.

Jeremiah sweet froie boy.  We are getting closer sweet man, day by day, little by little, we are working and trying everything we can.  We LOVE YOU!  Catch my kisses in the Wind Sweet baby boy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sew?? Blessings and such...

I wanted to share some blessings with yall!  It has been a very neat few days.  I have had some just wonderful support from dear friends by way of phone calls, posts, emails, etc at a time when I really was needing that and for that I am eternally thankful! :)  In addition to that things have been kinda nutty, one thing will go wrong and then a blessing shows up :)  I am so thankful for the blessings in my life :)  One such thing is that I was contacted by a couple of dear sweet ladies who felt called to help with Jeremiah's Adoption but weren't really sure what they could do.  So they prayed and put their heads together and decided that they could use their sewing talent to help Jeremiah.  They designed a digitized embroidery set and are selling it on their website FOR JEREMIAH!  They are giving 100 percent of the sales direct to our Adoption Fund!  Is that not amazing.  If you are anyone you know sews and might can use either this set or anything from their webstie PLEASE check them out and support them.  Go to THE CHARMING STATION to see what they are selling for Jeremiah :)  and from their you can explore their whole site :) 

As if that was not enough, they also sell a thing called "monsters" on their website.  Well for quality control purposes they make one of each pattern they sell, to make sure it works right I guess and to photograph for the website maybe.  Anyway they have a bunch of these Monster Samples and they are mailing them to me to sell for Jeremiah! 

They thought maybe we would have an opportunity for another craft show or something and can sell them there and I said, not sure about another show but go ahead and send them and we will sell them somewhere! :)  So just a short time after I find out they are on the way I find out about a craft show coming up for a local Gym to fundraise.  They are renting booth space to others to raise money for the gym.  Anyway the booth and table rental is VERY reasonable and if we have these monsters, and our sonic cards

left over from last time, the things from the last sale that were not perishable and the Born in My Heart Adoption bracelets

 we had donated we will have plenty to sell with no cost other than the space rental :)  So I am actually excited!!! She said at the very least they were hoping to help us make back what we lost at that craft show that flopped.  I am so incredibly blessed that they would do this for us :)

And in addition to the blessing of these ladies and their generosity, We have been blessed to have several folks donating items for us to hold an online auction on the fundraising blog.  I am hoping to have it up by next week.  I am waiting on some information and hoping to get some more donations before we start it.  Basically folks can bid on what they would pay for it and at the end of the auction the highest bidder will win.  Bidders will need to pay postage on the items.  PRAY for us please to get some more donations and that folks will want to bid on the things we have.  Also we will need help spreading the word and those who do will have entries put in our Spread the Word Giveaway that will be drawn right before we travel to Taiwan to get Jeremiah when that GLORIOUS time comes :) 

We also have had a few more folks sign up to be involved in the benefit for Jeremiah that is this friday night!  It is funny a few back out and a few more sign up.  But I know it is going to be an amazing night of giving Praise the Lord for who HE is, who Jeremiah is, what God has done in Jeremiah's life and what He is going to do in all our lives! :) 

And speaking of blessings!  Here are some pictures of my little Panda Boy Blessing :)  He is such a cutie pie and I am overwhelmed with how much I love this boy and how it feels like he has always been here, but at the same time I so remember the journey to him.  I think back now to how LONG that journey felt at 10 and half months from first day seeing his picture till him in our arms and compare to the Journey to Jeremiah...we are over 9 months into the Journey and still fundraising, and not in court yet!  WOW!  But I have to believe it will happen.  GOD IS ABLE!  Anyway...on to pics :)

Got a great deal on this little elmo couch at 2nd hand store so it was one of Noah's Santa gifts :)  The book was  a gift from friends who came to visit recently :)  He LOVES to read! :)

looked at me when realized I was takin pics! :)

Is this not adorable!  :)  I have a bushel basket with magazines and such in it and a NOAH!  LOL

This was New Year's Eve at my friend Pam's!  Noah fell in love with Pam's Dad.  Noah and pawpaw are the best of buds now! :)  They won 7 out of 10 hands of Mexican train! :)  heehee

playin the organ with my 'weebeth' :)  My friend Pam's baby girl! 

reading with weebeth! :)  He just had the best time with her :)

a box of FROGS!  heehee My dear friend Joy who I met online several years ago and we have met in person once or twice a year since because they are close enough to do that, has been collecting FROG things for us for Jeremiahs room! :)  A whole box of things! :)  It was so fun to go through them all :) 

Noah playin with Joy's son Will and you can see Chyanne's foot! They had the best time :)

Me and Joy :)  We have not seen each other since LAST Christmas.  It was so good to get a hug and see each other again :)

blurry but too cute not to use :)

another blurry cute picture :)

Joy and her hubby Ed

Joy and I havin a bit of silly fun :)

Celeste and Auntie Joy :)

Millie and Joy :)

Millie Celeste and Chyanne get into the silly fun :)

Auntie Joy gets Noah to let her hold him! :)

Please be praying for the benefit Friday Night and for fundraising as a whole.  I am so thankful for those who are trying so hard to help us bring this little guy home and we plan to pay that forward after Jeremiah is home!  We have been so touched by adoption and by the 143 million orphans worldwide.  We will never be the same again.

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy!  Mama loves you so much sweetie pie.  So many people love you darling and are working so hard to make sure you get to come home and have your very own family :)  And that you can have medical care and therapy and an opportunity to be the best you can be.  We love you little man and no matter what you do or do not do we will love you and support you.  You are already being used by God to touch peoples  lives and that is so amazing.  I am honored that God would bless me with the joy of being your mama!  I cannot wait to have you placed in my arms and be able to give you kisses in person, but until that day sweet angel boy, 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!