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 17, 2010

Fi Tuck

Well today was Noah's Fi Tuck ( Fire Truck) party! :)  We had a party in the back yard with friends and family and THANKFULLY the rain held off!  YIPPPE :)  Here are a some pics of the day!  I can't believe my Panda Boy will be THREE on Monday!  WOW!

My Panda Boy :)

Dalton and Dakota arriving!  I kept these twin boys as newborns for months at night during fundraising for Noah :)  Have not seen them since Noah came home!  They came to Noah's party today! :)  Was so blessed!

Noah was none to sure about the sand box!  see him watching from distance!  He did finally play some with it, but would NOT get in it! :)  

These girls did NOT have that issue! heehee

He was also wary of CeCe the clown!  LOL  See him all the way over on my lap!  

He is so beautiful :) 

Noah's fi tuck cake! :)

Would NOT blow out candles!  And of course bout the time we started tryin to light candles wind came by!  LOL 

Our fi tuck pup!  translation (Fire Truck Cup!)

Jei Jei begged me to get to be the one to give Noah is first official pet, so she got him MR. FISH! :)  A beautiful blue and red Beta! :)  I will get some better pics of Noah and Mr. Fish tomorow :)

a play airplane!  We have been talking about flying in an airplane to go get baby brother! :)  Noah can say Didi now!  That is baby brother in Chinese :)  He got several gifts that were for things for him to have on airplane and in airports and on trip! :)   PRAYING I come up with good things that will occupy and keep him happy! :)  Long trip for a little guy! :)

I will try and work on some more pics tomorow!  We have over 300 on Celeste's camera and I dont know how many on mine, I think there is a bit of video on mine.  I will probably make a montage :)  

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy!  Mommy soo had you on her heart and mind today!  I was asked so many times, Do you have a date yet and sadly had to say no! :(  Everyone is soo anxious for you to come home baby boy! :)  Sooo praying that Monday is the day we get news! :)  We are working so hard baby and I can't wait till you are home and I can kiss you and rock you, but until then angel boy, catch my kisses in the wind!

Friday, April 16, 2010


So, I shared that our RR family Support page had $1121 in it when we got notice yesterday!  As if that was not wonderful enough, today A DONATION came in to Reeces Rainbow in our name for $1500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Would that be totally amazing to be able to do that???? :)  WOW!!!!!!!!  I can't not even fathom!  I don't know who it is from as Reeces Rainbow won't tell me names and all, but if you are reading this Please know that your generosity has touched me to my very core!  Just has every singe donation of every penny saved, every dollar given, every bid made, every giveaway entered.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude with the kindness of you all to help us bring Jeremiah home to a family of his own, to a mommy to take care of him, to work his muslces, help teach him mother skills, to be there if he has a seizure, to go to the right doctors and get on the best medicines to help him and not harm his liver and other organs.  To experience being held and rocked and sung to sleep, to watch a crazy nutty family and be a part of it.  I am so thankful that people have selflessly helped us.  When I think about how long this would have taken if we had not had help!  I mean to me Jeremiah is the world, the thought of another amazing son to love like my Noah who needs me and all is amazing but it not everbody in the world's thought minute by minute.  The fact that yall would join along side us in this journey soo touches my heart!  At times I wish I could see all my online friends on a daily basis.  Some I have become closer to than people in my own town or family.  God has blessed me beyone measure with people and I love to watch how God speaks to his people.  Some he has told to give money, some to donate items, some to send me a scripture, give me a call and check on me, some to be concerned about our health in our travel and get things to keep us safe!  I am so loved by God and by you all my friends!  I can't wait to share Jeremiah with you all through my blog post!  I know that I get so excited to come and share what Noah is doing with you all and knowing there are folks that care about him and me is amazing!

speaking of Noah!  I have been trying for almost a year to teach him to say TWO when I asked how old he was with no luck. So now I have been trying to teach him to answer three when asked because he will be 3 monday, so last night I am working on it with him and I am like how old are you Noah and he says TWO!  LOL  Go figure!  When he is 4 maybe he will say three!  Just thought I would share all that.

I hope you will forgive my babbling and all tonight.  I am hyper emotional tonight.  Partly because such an amazing donation came in, partly because we are so close to having all the money we need, partly because over 5 weeks later we still have no date, and partly because my sweet baby boy Noah is turning 3!  lol  probably some more partly's too but will stop with that :)

Please be in prayer for a fun party for Noah tomorow and for nice , not to hot, not rainy weather :)

If you want to see the amazing number on RR go HERE!

Jeremiah sweetie!  I NEVER would have believed when we began our Journey to you that you would not be here for your big brother's 3rd birthday party!  We will feel like the day is not complete tomorow because you are stil not here, but oh sweet frogie we are sooo close!  You would not believe all God is doing and the mountains He has and is moving!  The day is coming soon for you to experience a family.  When you cry to be held just know mommy will hold you soon, when you cry because you are bored, just know our big brother Noah will be playing with you soon and showing you so many things about the world!  When you cry because you are tired of being in one place just know your big sister Celeste is going to dancing through the house with you soon, and your Nanny will soon be helping exercise your little arms and legs.  When you cry because you feel alone know that your daddy will soon be talking to you and telling you stories and sharing so many things with you about life, and when you feel like there is no point in crying because everyone is too busy to just sit and hold you, KNOW that mommy will spend hours holding you and getting to know every inch of your little body, stroking your back, rubbing lotion on you, rocking you and giving you your bottle and smelling the sweet scent that is only yours, and kissing your sweet head as you snuggle into me in sleep.  For now as you wait in Taiwan you know none of these things but I do pray somehow God is preparing you and us to all be together and as you rest in HIS safe arms catch my kisses in the wind sweet baby boy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Auction 4 Jeremiah TWO is almost over HURRY!

Auction 4 Jeremiah TWO is almost over!  Monday April 19th is the LAST DAY to put in bids!  I will take bids up until 11:50pm!  That is Noah's 3rd birthday! Thought that was a great day to end it!  

And to answer those who are asking NO, we do NOT have travel dates yet! FIVE WEEKS!  I NEVER would have believed after being told be ready to travel in 2 to 8 weeks that 5 weeks later we would still not know the date!  I am SOOOO praying today is the day!  It is 11:27 am in California but it is 2:27 am on Friday in Taiwan so I am worried today wont be the day but I am soooo praying!  This has been the hardest part.  YES I trust God and YES I know HE has it all in control and am thankful for that and I know He will give us the safest most perfect date because we are praying so hard for that, but I just would like to know what that date is!  And of course I am praying it will as early in May as possible because of flight fares being hiked in summer.  

I can't tell you how much harder this journey has been than Noah's was and it was not easy.  We are still fundraising like crazy and PRAYING for some businesses or somebody to donate!  Was so hoping the tax deductible thing would help donations and it may be but so far I am not getting updates because of some different things goin on with them and so I am like in the dark about how much we have in there to help as well. 

I am praying for LIGHT on Travel Dates, Light on our Family Support Fund Amount, and just everything to fall into place!

We are preparing for Noah's 3rd bday party Saturday!  Still amazes me!  Please keep him and some issues with changing over to school district for therapy in your prayers! And speaking of Noah's Birthday I wanted to share something I made :)

If you click it you can see better.  I have the picture of Noah at 6 days old when he came to St. Lucy's Center, then I have a shot of him at the orphanage on his first birthday!  Then one of him at our belated first birthday party we had for him after he was home, then one at his 2nd birthday and one just recently at my nephew's Birthday :)  I will change that picture to one of him on his 3rd birthday or maybe at the party, not sure which!

Ok, so before I was done with this post there has been an update to our Family Support page from some donations coming from Loving China's Children, I do not know if this is all of it but so far $770 has been documented!  WOOHOOO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And thank you to Loving China's Children!!!! :)  I am so blessed to have yall!  I am blessed to have everyone that has been banding together to help bring Jeremiah home! :)

Hang on my sweet frogie boy!  Mommy and Daddy are coming as quickly as we can sweet baby!  God is making HUGE miracles happen and people are donating to help bring you home!  I love you soo much.  Hang on tight and while you are waiting catch my kisses in the wind!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Need a Tax Deduction, Know someone who does????

If you are needing a tax deduction You can help Jeremiah and get a tax deduction all at the same time! :) 

Reece's Rainbow is an Orpan Ministry started for Down Syndrome Children but they also help what they call other angels, which Jeremiah is with his severe cerebral palsy and Visual Dysfunction.  They have a Family Support page set up for us and with the help of the director I have a separate chipin now that goes direct to the Reeces Rainbow fund and then they will in turn send out tax deduction reciepts.  There is now a separate page on the blog about it to but I wanted to post about it so you could see about it and be praying that this helps us get the last few thousands we need!

You can go and see the family support page HERE or I have copied it below.

If you use the chipin to donate we are able to keep track of how much we are raising. If you prefer you can donate to the button on the website or by mail.

Sponsor The Sisemore Family's Adoption Journey

Donations via check are welcomed!! Just put a note in the envelope with the amount and write for The Sisemore Famiy's Adoption of Jeremiah. Please include your e-mail address.

Reece's Rainbow, PO Box 4024, Gaithersburg, MD 20885

PLEASE HELP OUR MINISTRY by including the extra cost of Paypal's fees!

Click HERE to sponsor this family's adoption!
The Sisemore Family--Haughton, LA
Jeremiah has a FAMILY!

Bobby and Tami have a heart for children others think of as special needs but in reality they are just special. Those babies that others think are hard or difficult, to this family are the answer to many, many prayers. God touched their lives with adoption when HE bridged the ocean in September 2008 to bring their first son Noah home from Taiwan! J They were forever changed for the good by this amazing experience!

Here they go again! On another Journey with God across the ocean! This time to add little Jeremiah to their family! J Jeremiah has severe cerebral palsy and he needs them as much as they need him to love! Jeremiah needs to come home quickly. Bobby and Tami can?t wait to add Jeremiah to their family and big sister Celeste (20 ) and big brother Noah (2) are thrilled as well! The Sisemores may not be rich in money but this family is rich in love, determination and hard work. They are actively fundraising and doing everything in their power to get there sweet boy home.

Your Gifts to help the Sisemore Family would be so appreciated. They are very thankful for any prayers and financial support through this journey. EVERY PENNY helps bring Jeremiah one step closer to being home where he can get the medical care, therapy, and the love of his families waiting arms! This family is so looking forward to the joys, the tears, the challenges, the excitement and most of all to the love of having Jeremiah home.

? I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you? John 14:18 Won?t you help fulfill Jeremiah?s Promise?

Monday, April 12, 2010

One Month and One Day!

Today marks one month and one day we have been waiting on our travel dates.  Lord please help me to not go crazy waiting.  I pray for the PERFECT travel date, safest most perfect day to fly there and back, the perfect day to pick up Jeremiah and the perfect day to go to AIT!  I have been working on the blog and added pages and all kinds of things. There is also a page with a separate chipin for our tax deductible fund if anyone is interested in a tax deduction and wants to help.  Or if you know anyone who is needing a tax deduction.  Basically they use that chipin on the page Want a tax Deduction and it goes direct to our Family Support Fund at Reeces Rainbow and they wil send you out a tax receipt!  Win win!  :)  Bobby is working on letters to send to some businesses in hopes they might help a bit.  I have a blanket fundraiser going, still have the Auction for Jeremiah TWO going that we will end on Monday the 19th!  Noah's 3rd bday! and of course or 100 Good Wishes Virtual Quilt!  Even if you can only afford to donate $5 go to the 100 Good wishes and do that and put your picture and a good wish for Jeremiah!  I would LOVE to see it full!  and if we fill it up even at $5 a square with 100 squares that is $500!  It all adds up!  I will be starting a Discovery Toys fundraiser soon.  Just waiting on word from the lady on how to do it exactly.  Be watching my facebook (Tamijoy Sisemore is my fb id) and the sidebars on the blog for more on that soon :)
As I  mentioned above Noah will be THREE on Monday April 19th!  Can you believe it??  I am having a hard time! These past few weeks he is turning more and more into a little boy and alot less a baby.  It is kinda sad to me :(  He is so sweet and cuddly most of the time and his language skills have EXPLODED!  Not everyone can understand him but he has words for most things and will TRY to say just about anything which brings lots of entertainment for us as we figure out what he is talking about :)  We are having a FI TUCK(aka Fire truck) birthday party in the backyard this coming saturday the 17th.  Though the forecase NOW says rain so it may be in the house but will deal.  I so wish some of Noah's old roomies were close enough to come but unfortunatly I do not think that will happen.  This will be the LAST birthday Noah will spend without a little brother around! :)  It saddens me that Jeremiah is not home yet as I fear it may be Noah's last with Celeste at home, though prayerfully she will be close by to come to parties from time to time!  I made the above collage for my desktop for the month of april.  The picture in the center is part of Noah's party invites, I just took off the party info and changed it to say that for he deskptop and to show yall and all :)  Noah and I went today and did some as frugal as possible shopping for his birthday party!  Party store was having a HUGE sale so this was good for us! :)  I am not sure he understood what all we were doing and why but seemed to enjoy :)  They had a dog that you have all guests sign and you push his foot and it sings Happy Birthday and Noah really wanted it.  THAT of course was not on sale.  $15!  Hard to explain to a not quite 3 year old money and fundraising and luxeries and such.  Luckily the fire hat for his party distracted and we left with no more tears! :)  I hope people won't think us weird.  I got one package of fire truck plates and napkins and then some solid red ones and will alternate!  It was cheaper that way.  We are suppose to have a Christian clown come to the party.  She cut her rate ALOT when she first told me her rate I was like I am sorry but never mind.  Well, she kept asking what we could afford and all I was like I probably should not have bothered you I had no clue how much clowns cost and we are in an adoption and all that.  So she calls back later and offers to do it waaaay less and Daddy agreed so there ya have it.

I keep making things with Jeremiah's January picture and older pics too since I have no new pics to use.  Here is another one :)

Jeremiah my sweet sweet boy! Mommy is soo anxious to get news of WHEN we are coming to get you angel!  I am trying to learn ALL I can about how to help you the best I can when you come home.  The biggest thing I want to do is love you and hug you and smother you with kisses!  :)  I want to see that amazing smile directed at ME! :)    I got a book in the mail that my friend Mrs. Denise recommended that has helped her with her new son Jaxon.  Mommy is studying it to learn to do massages and stretches and all kinds of things to help you.  HANG on little frogie boy and know that we are coming as soon as we can and until we 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!