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 24, 2010

Frequent Flyer Miles????

Travel agent just called asking me to ask folks if they would doante frequent flyer miles!  UGGGH  God is so making me do things that are out of my comfort zone at this point in my life... so I ask ..  Does anyone have any frequent flyer miles they would be willing to donate for the us leg of our flight??  Apparently he can get us a good international deal through Chicago but cant get us from here to there without HUGE prices.  I know one friend has American Airlines frequent flyer miles but she does not know how many or if hubby would say yes.  We need alot of miles to same airline basically!  PLEASE if you have any you would be willing to donate email me at or and if you dont PLEASE pray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

HIGH SEASON is NOT my friend :(

After waiting for almost 13 months to finally get a date and by the time we actually get to go the wait will have been over 15 months, we are traveling during "the WORST time possible"!  Flights are going to be MUCH higher than our budgeted amount!  We do finally have flights on hold, the agent is calling later tonight to discuss it all,  We have over half of the money now and what is in our RR grant fund is on its way by mail in a Check.  This could get interesting!  So we need prayer that the check gets here and clears quickly!  Also, the flights will take ALMOST everything we have saved so far, sooo that means ALOT of fundraising in a few weeks!  I am not positive but my best guesstimate is we need about 3,000 minimum by the time we leave June 4th!!!!!  GOD IS ABLE, GOD IS ABLE, GOD IS ABLE!  That is all I can think of at this point!  PLEASE if you have thought about donating to help Jeremiah at ANY point NOW is the time!  IF you think your donation would not be enough to help, IT WOULD!  If you have been saving change, PLEASE let us know and send it on!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY for us!  We have an opportunity to raise funds at a festival May 8, IF we can come up with upfront money to book the booths ($100 for food booth, $35 for craft) and the money for supplies in food booth, and IF my friend who donated pillows before has anymore excess pillows and crafty things to spare!  lots of iffs!  Please be in prayer for that!  We are so close and yet so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  PLEASE PRAY, please comment and tell me you are praying :)  send me a word of encouragement or a miracle or two!
and so we ALL remember what it is all about:

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy!  Mama loves you soo much, I literally ache to have you with me!  It seems like this journey to you has been so hard but oh my sweet sweet boy YOU are soo worth it!  God has been so eveident in every step of this journey to you!  God must really be planning to some special things through you baby boy!  So many people are praying for you and they are excited to see you come home!!! :)  We are coming baby boy....hold on tight and as you rest, listen real close and you will hear me saying mommy loves you in you heart and catch my kisses in the wind!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NEW PICS to go with that date!!!!

So How does a good day keep getting better!  PICS in addition to the travel dates!!! :)   I have waited since January to see a new picture of our boy! These were taken at 2:54 pm Taiwan Time TODAY!!!  Which was 1:54 am central time here!  They went and took them special for us :)  Not sure why we have not gotten any in all this time but these are so precious! :)

Now , for a bit more about what we found out about when we go!  Here are snippets from the email from SLC staff :)
              please let the family know we all very    gratitude them ,they are so kind wonderful family
              we love Liang Chung,he will go his forever home ,
              I will ask NANNY NURSE to prepare more information'n't worry ..
              I think they can come here to pick up Liang-Chung  on Jun.7th  AM10:30
             please let me know if the date would be okay
              we would like to  ask if the family can share with us about the adoption in the coming day?
                we will invite our  Sister Tang,and reporters come here on Jun.7th
               do you think it's a good idea?  we just want to share family BIG LOVE with other family
              thank you so much     

So from what we undestand Sister Tang is Sister Therese that is over all of the orphanage and the Sisters that started it :)  We are quite honored they would like us to share about our heart of adoption and what God has done in us and in our journeys!  And how God made these special babies!  To others they are special needs, but in reality they are just special!  I am a nervous wreck, but also excited!  :)  LORD use me as a mouthpeice for all who will see this now and in the future! :)  I can't wait to hold my newest son! :)  This has since been confirmed that our date is June 7th at 10:30 am!  That is local time 9:30 pm June 6th.  Ait will be either Tuesday or Wednesday.  For Jeremiah's benefit it is probably going to be Wednesday so not as much transition all at once and not straight from St. Lucy's to a train!  Also , because of the date being much later than we ever thought or imagined, the lady who was suppose to go with us as the extra person to film and document what is said and all with Jeremiah's care can't now go, she has a missions trip that week that has been planned a long while.  This is sad to me and her and we both cried to not share this time together, BUT, Celeste graduates May 14th and will be done with Clinicals and all and so she will be GOING WITH US NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She will be the extra person.  PLEASE PRAY her passport gets done quickly.  They are there now expediating it!  You may wonder why we need an extra person but it has been advised and we have agreed with that advise! :)

I am bouncing OFF the walls!!!!!!  :)


FINALLY, the post you have been waiting for!!!!!!

JUNE 7TH!!!!!!!!!

We finally heard!  And to boot what was said about us was amazing AND We will MEET Sister Tang! AND there will be reporters there as well!!!  They say they want us to share our "BIG LOVE"!!!!!!!  I am freaking!  BUT this is something I wanted and thought we would some day do! SHARE OUR STORY with the world about how God bridged the ocean to bring our special babies to us!  WOW!  I am beside myself!!!!!!  JEREMIAH IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

I have to go make the 5 plates we sold for this weeks sale.  VERY tiny sale and we lost money but I did not want to cancel for those who did want to support us!  

Will be back later!

Baby boy, we got a date!  We are coming as soon as we can!!!!  I LOVE YOU sweet frogie boy!! Catch my kisses in the wind a little while longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Auction Ends..IF YOU BID READ THIS...and thoughts

The Auction ended Monday Night and I have contacted all but 2 winners.  2 emails have flown the coop!  IF YOU BID $25 on the Mixing set or $20 on the ceramic burner PLEASE contact me by email if you have your emails saved or whartever.  I can't figure out why I can't find the emaisl so I know who won!

now on to thoughts,

Noah's birthday was yesterday.  He is 3 years old.  This is such a time of celebration at the life of my sweet Panda Boy!  BUT it was sad for me in alot of ways, especially last night as I watched him sleep.  I know you must be sayin SAD?  how is his birthday sad, but the sad part is that I dont have a birth story to share with him.  With Celeste we always talk about all that happened and how we both almost dies and on and on about the day she was born, I can't do that with Noah.  There is not much at all I can share about Noah.  He was born in Tainan, Taiwan. at 4:30 pm Taiwan time April 19th 2007 to his birthmother. He was born by c-section.  I do not know why.  I know a bit about her prenatal in that she stayed in teh SLC mothers home before his birth and I guess someday I can share that.  But it just seemed so sad to me that I did not have any knowledge of what his birth expeience was like.  I am trying to find old calendars and prayer journals to see what we may have been doing that day, what I may have been praying at that time.  I am not really sure why it bothers me so right now.  I didnt think of it at all last year on the first bday he spent with us.  Last night it kinda made me feel like he is not really my child, but of course he is.  LEGALLY he is, but he has claimed ME!  so emotionally to him I am Mama and I would not have it any other way.  I worry someday how it will make him feel that I have no birth story to share with him.  Will he feel less because of it :(  I am thinking I want to learn about what it is like in Taiwan at the hospitals, are there customs that mothers typically go through when they give birth etc.  Granted in the case of Noah's birth mother she would probably not do alot of that since her plan was to put him up for adoption but it is still nice to know.  I doubt I am making since to anybody but I just thought I would share a bit.  IF those of you who have not adotped yet get an opportunity to speak to the birthmother, then I would say, ask them about what was going on that day the baby was born (if they will talk about it) ask them who was around, what time they went to hospital, and all the deatails.  I realize they may not want to talk about it, but if they did then it would be a treasure to have someday for your child.  I was so wanting to have some gifts and a picture book to give to Noah's birth family when we go for Jeremiah but finances are probably not going to allow.  How do I ever experess enough thanks to them for the GIFT of NOAH in my life??

For those of you who pray.. we have been hit with quite alot lately. PLEASE lift our family in prayer.
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!