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, April 10, 2010



A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
It was time again for another birth. Said the Angels to the Lord above, "This special child will need much love."
"His progress may be very slow,"Accomplishments he may not show."
"And he will require extra care
"From the folks he meets down there.
"He may not run or laugh or play,
"His thoughts may seem quite far away.
"So many times he will be labeled " different.' " helpless' and disabled.
"So, lets be careful where he's sent.
"We want his life to be content.
"Please, Lord, find the parents who :Will do a special job for you.
"They will not realize right away
" The leading role they are asked to play.
" But with this child sent from above
"Comes stronger faith, and richer love.
" And soon they'll know the privilege given
" In caring for their gift from heaven.
" Their precious charge, so meek and mild.
" Is heaven's very special child."
~originally By~ Edna Massimilla wit slight changes by Tami Sisemore to fit our frogie BOY~

Thank you God for CHOOSING US to raise Jeremiah!
Hang on tight Frogie boy!  We are coming SOON and it is gonna be quite a ride! :)  I can't WAIT to experience life with you and through your experience!  I pray Jesus is preparing your little heart and mind now for all the changes coming sweetie pie!  Daddy, Celeste, Noah and Mommy are doing all we can to get things ready for you and find the best doctos, therpists, foods, seats, beds, you name it that we can for you.  Hold on just a bit longer and while you wait baby catch my kisses in the wind!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Frogie Blankets 4 Jeremiah!!!

A friend at mamabearsfleeceblankets has donated 3 Frogie Blankets for a giveaway for Jeremiah!  For each $5 donation you give we will put your name in the hat once to win one of the 3 blankets!  :)  Here are the pictures of the 3 blankets :)

1. Fleece blanket ~ pink with prince frogs on it ~kiss me~.  size is 60inches by 72 inches. They  are polyester fleece, double sided, other side is sage green. very soft.

2. Fleece blankets~light blue with frogs holding stars, other side is all dark blue. 36 inches by 58 inches. Polyester fleece , very soft and warm.

 3. Fleece blanket ~ light blue with big frogs on it and lady bugs, butterflies,and hearts, other side is all red. Very pretty and soft. polyester fleece.36 inches by 58 inches..

Below is the chipin for this.  If you want to put it on your blog please let me know :)  You might can click and do that, not sure.  I will put it on the blogs as well as in this post! :)  

Please also remember our Auction for Jeremiah TWO still going on :) and also our Puzzle Fundraiser!  
Please keep us in prayer.  As our agency director and Taiwan director are usually off on friday we did not get our dates today so tat means monday at the earliest to find out WHEN we get to travel to meet frogie boy!   I KNOW it is coming and am just focusing on fundraising, finding folks to babysit for, looking at new fundraisers, and LOTS of praying and figuring out what we need to take!

well,sweet Jeremiah, as I type this your big brother sleeps on me and it is noon in Taiwan and I think about you and wonder what the Nannies are feeding you for lunch!  I can't wait till I am rocking you and giving your your bottle and singing to you.  I can't wait till my days are filled with docs appointments, and therapies for you and your brother, and just playing together :)  Tomorow is a lazy saturday morning and your daddy is off and we will lay in bed with your big brother between us and play and tickle and snuggle and just spend time together.  I think so much what it will be like to have those saturday mornings with YOU here as well! :)  Hang on tight sweet frogie boy and while you take your nap this afternoon dream sweet dreams of being home and having a family and catch my kisses in the wind! :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010




Jeremiah, mommy loves you so much my sweet angel.  I am going crazy waiting for THE DATE we get to actually come to Taiwan and get you!  I can't wait!  I can't tell you how amazing the thought of FINALLY holding you in my arms is!  I can't wait to be the one to take care of you and I to feed you, change you, and sing and rock you.  As I rocked your brother tonight I thought, soon I will have 2 little angel boys to rock and both my arms will be FULL! :)  Your brother loves you so much Jeremiah.  Every time your picture comes up on mommy's computer Noah kisses you.  He has pictures of you he carries around and he kisses you in the picture.  He recognizes you when he sees you.  We are talking alot about flying on an airplane to get get you and bring you home.  I am not sure he understands but he gets excited :)  GeGe's birthday is coming soon and mommy is so excited to have a party and spend the party day and the actual birthday with your brother but at the same time I am so sad it is another thing you are not here for.  Mommy is so so sorry it is taking us so long to come get you sweet baby.  PLEASE hold on tight and mommy is praying hard you will stay well and do better until I can get there and get you.  God is gonna bridge the ocean and bring us together little frogie boy!  Until then, catch my kisses in the wind!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Update and a day of tears

Hard day today!  I did get an update on Jeremiah today though no pictures and no travel date :(  The lady is back and a friend that got first decree just before us got travel dates today so I am prayerful we will get ours tomorow.  I was told that they have asked the person in Taiwan for our date but did not receive a reply yet.  I will share the update I did recieve that was very hard for me to read.  PLEASE keep Jeremiah in prayer.  I am bawling as I type this to you.  This is all update since January...

19 mo.

30.1 in
76.5 cm
19 lbs
8.8 kg
15.7 in
40 cm
20 mo.
29.7 in
75.5 cm
21.1 lbs
9.6 kg
15.7 in
40 cm
21 mo.
30.3 in
77 cm
20.7 lbs
9.4 kg
15.7 in
40 cm
22 mo.
30.3 in
77 cm
20.3 lbs
9.3 kg
15.7 in
40 cm
35.5 ounces
23 mo.
No measurement info

This confuses me because March 29th he turned 2 so would be 24 months.  Sad I have no weight and height for him for his bday.  But february shows a slight weight loss of 4 ounces so I worry that March may have as well.  and head circumference again has not grown and height was the same from January.

February 11, 2010: He had blood test for the drug content in the blood at the pediatric neurology clinic at NCKU.  The result is Valproic Acid: 44.52 which is slightly lower than usual. Doctor Huang suggested to dose to Depakine 200mg Bid 1cc and Baclofen 1 Ke Bid. The next follow up is scheduled  on May 13, 2010.
He was hospitalized from February 16 201 to February 20, 2010 because he had bronchial pneumonia.

This sent me to tears.  I had gotten word from a friend that picked up his son in Taiwan and saw Jeremiah that Jeremiah had been in the hospital and it so upset me that I did not know and was not with him.  To know it was Pneumonia and he was there for 4 days with no mommy just tears my heart out :(  I feel like we have so let him down in taking so long to fundraise thereby making it longer till we got to court :(  I fear he is getting worse. :(  each update sounds worse :( We also go this

* March 2010: His daily schedule is very irregular. (The doctor explained that it had to do with the unusual electron discharge in the brain). He would involuntarily laugh. When he hears familiar sound, he responds like he understand but he might not understand.  He can laugh with sound or have his mouth wide open.

I am not sure at all what that means about the schedule irregular because of electron discharge in brain.  I can't wait to take him MYSELF to the docs at Shriners and our Pediatrician and Neuro docs and find out more what they think and say.

I am so prayerful to get dates TOMOROW or sooner but as it is 5 am in Taiwan I doubt sooner will happen. Jeremiah needs to be home so bad.  PLEASE pray for him and for our final almost $4000 we still need to raise!

Another thing bringing tears today is Noah's IEP meeting with the local school.  He ages out of Early Steps and so the schools will come into the home for therapy.  Noah currently receives 1 hour of Speech, 1 hour of OT and 1 hour of special instruction every week.  The school is not going to give him as much.  He will get 30 minutes a week of speech (half what he gets now which I think he needs more not less ;(, OT will come twice each 9 weeks.  That is it, not every week, like twice every 9 weeks :(  special instruction will happen for an hour a week and adaptive pe will be 30 minutes once a week.  I dont know how OT will help sensory when they are not here and the lack of speech has me upset so I left the school in tears.  I am reseraching how to homeschool speech and seeing if I can find a place our insurance will cover OT in addtion to what he gets.  I committed to this little boy to do ALL I COULD to make sure he had the best shot in life.  I will FIND someone who can help with this sesory stuff!  Please keep Noah in prayer too.

And please pray for me, I can't stop crying as I type today and I just feel sooo overwhelmed, somewhat scared about finances and especially about how Jeremiah is doing, and now feel like I am in a way to get Noah what he needs.  If I had money I would take Noah and jump in the car and drive to a hotel and just veg with Noah.  I feel so I dont even know the word.

I KNOW God is able, I KNOW God knows the date we are going, I KNOW God will hold Jeremiah till we get there and I KNOW God knows how to get Noah's needs met.  I NEED to REMEMBER all that! I am soo happy I got word today on Jeremiah, even if it is not doing good, I still want to know how he is.  and I am very thankful the school will give us what they will.  I hate to sound like an ungrateful compainer :(  sorry guys.

Here are pics of my THREE KIDS!  Since I have no new picture of Jeremiah I will post the one from January again.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010 and other Happenings!

Easter Egg Hunt 2010

Baby Girl and Panda Boy Easter 2010

Plate Sale Fun with Panda Boy!
Last week Bobby and Celeste traveled to Dallas for the viewing of the founder of CFNI!  Celeste went to CFNI for one year and had to come home because of loss of funding.  Being a Bible college federal funding is not an option.  Celeste is planning to go back after she works awhile as a phlebotomist (which she graduates from school May 14th) and saves money and buys a car :)  Anyway, while they were gone to Dallas for this Noah and I cooked for the plate sale the next day! This is Noah helping me bake the dessert :)

April Fools Day around here was very very special!  My dear friend Shonette Came home from Ukraine with her beautiful 4 year old daughter AnnaKae they just adopted :)  Above are some pics of Noah and our sign and waiting in the airport!  He ended up out of the stroller!  I am in trouble when we travel, he HATES the stroller unless it is moving!  ugggh

Here are some beautiful pics from the airport :)

I wanted to show yall some of the things available at Nanny Jo's Boutique! She is doing a fundraiser for Jeremiah this week through the 9th.  

You are invited to my fundraiser at
Nanny Jo's Boutique
Appliqued Clothing, Personalized Gifts
& More!

Hosted by:
Tami Sisemore

You will receive a 10% discount as a guest and help raise money for Jeremiah
when you shop Apr 2-Apr 9, 2010.

Each eParty guest will receive a 10% discount for the dates above. Just enter the code below for your discount. All you have to do is click and shop! It couldn't be easier. Everything you purchase will be sent directly to you! A portion of total party sales will be donated to Jeremiah. The earning chart (excluding shipping charges) is as follows:

$1.00-$300.00 total sales=10% Earnings
$300.01-$500.00 total sales=15% Earnings
$500.01 & Up total sales=20% Earnings

Nanny Jo's Boutique has appliqued dresses, jon jons and tees, as well as personalized gifts and cute hairbows!


PLEASE pray we get some news from Taiwan SOON!  We have had no new pics, or updates since January.  And we are still awaiting our exact travel dates!  PLEASE pray it comes soon. I have been told by someone else who spoke with our agency that the person in Taiwan who schedules AIT and pickup and all will be back from vacation Tuesday.  PRAYING that means news for us all!
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!