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, May 29, 2010

Car Wash Fun!!!! Final Fundraiser 4 Jeremiah!

Well, today we held our FINAL FUNDRAISER for Jeremiah!   We have a dress Giveaway still going on that we will draw for soon but it was already begun and all that is left for it is to draw.  But as far as physical Fundraiser, Today was our last day!  The car wash was alot of fun! :)  Wish I had video of alot of it :)  God so blessed because as of last night we had 1 person who had said they were coming.  This morning my best friend Shonette who is out of town calls a friend of hers and her hubby and her and 3 of her 10 children came out to help!  My friend Jessica and her Daughter Eileen and her friend Rachel came out to help, My dear friend Sherry sent her son Cory out to help!  So we had all kinds of help :)  It was such a wonderful fun day!  And God so blessed!  We raised another $136!!!  Here is a video of the day! :)

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We went today and bought over the counter meds to take with us for whatever our family might need!  I was SHOCKED how much it all cost.  I know we still need to get a gross of dramaine! LOL well maybe not that much but a goodly amount as Celeste and I both have motion sickenss real bad.  I keep remembering the last flights and am SOOO praying against any physical problems as well as plane and such.   I can't believe we leave in 5 days!  Still so much to get done and figured out and I am starting to worry about all kinds of things.  Need to get my papers all figured out, copies of everything they want and get it all in my travel pack ready to go.  Tonight at 9:30 Bobby gets off work and does not go back for SIX WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He is taking EVERY Minute of Paternity leave he is due! :)  I am sooo excited we are at this point!!!!!  HE NEEDS a vacation, and though this is not a vacation, it is at least a break from work and he will have bonding time with Jeremiah and all! :)  We are not really sure what life will be like once we have Jeremiah, so much about him and his severe needs remains a mystery to us.  Thankfully we KNOW the ONE who does know and we are riding on HIS coat tails into this journey!   All I do know is Jeremiah needs us as much as we need him and LOVE can make a difference!  :)  Whatever will be will be , but we will all be together.  PRAYING I CAN be the kinda mommy he needs me to be, and that I can take good enough care of him.  that is all I worry about.  Celeste's Birthday is Monday so we have a celebration in the midst of all the getting ready :)  and we have to go on some family outings with Noah we have planned to as well as get the house ready, everything packed and cleaned get my mom all she will need, figure out all the dogs needs, because we lost our dog sitter because of an emergency so they are having to stay at our house outside the whole time we are gone.  I am so worried about them and that they will run away because it is so long.  Praying Uncle John  next door can feed and water them for us.  Anyway we have all that to work out and be ready to leave for dallas Thursday!
we are getting so close Jeremiah my love!  Hold on just a bit longer and Mommy and Daddy and Jei Jei and Gege will be there frogie boy! :)  We get to meet the doctors that saved your life and have tried so hard to do all they can for you! This is so HUGE that we will have so much knowledge of all your little body has been through to share with your new doctors here at home!  HOME little Buddy!  YOU ARE COMING HOME SOON!  Until we get there angel boy catch mommy's kisses in the wind!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sharing and paying forward

So we leave in 7 days to go get Jeremiah!!  I am beside myself with excitement, nervousness (flight and other), and frenzy of getting ready, trying to figure out what to take, how to pack it etc. and what on earth to do with our furkids!  In the midst of it all I am standing totally amazed at all God has done to help us bring Jeremiah home!!!  When I think about what the LORD has done for me, for Jeremiah, for our entire family I am overwhelmed with gratitude and emotion!!!  Then I think about so many other children still waiting and I know that we have to pray, we have to help and we have to pray.  Bobby and I have know for a long time, even before Noah that the Lord was calling us to orphan and adoption ministry, not just in our home which yes He has done that and we know that He called us to our boys and to be willing to open our home to whatever children He sends us, but also to orphans and adoptive families around the world.  We know we will have a Ministry and from that ministry we hope to have 2 grants a quarter eventually that we seek funds for and then award to adoptive families.  The future of our Ministry/foundation is getting closer and closer.  The prayer is to gain 501 c 3 status and be able to take tax deductible donations and such.  Well, for now we are not there, but we feel we are to still be involved in orphan and adoption ministry in a concrete way and we have been for years but its time to step that up a bit.  There is a little 7 month old baby boy waiting at an orphanage in Taiwan with Down Syndrome that I have been somewhat advocating for over the past few months.  I want this little guy to have a family!  Our family is open to Down Syndrome and feels the day may come when God sends us a child with Down Syndrome but the timing is not now, now is for Jeremiah to come home and for Noah and Jeremiah to have our attention and love and help to meld more into a family all together.  So we know he is not for us, but we are responsible to continue to advocate for him as much as we can.  I ask that you help spread his picture around to anyone you know that is wanting to adopt :)  He is one handsome fellow :)
I have begun a chip-in for this little guy and it goes directly to a fund that will be a grant through Reeces Rainbow for the family that ends up adopting him.  All donations to that fund will be tax deductible so if you do donate to his chip-in make sure you put your email address so those running Reeces Rainbow may get you a tax receipt.

If you would like to see his family support page on Reeces Rainbow's Site and read more about him you can go HERE!  He is close to the bottom of the page and has been given the name TYLER on there.  He is with HEARTSENT ADOPTIONS  BOTH of our adoptions have been through Heartsent and they have been heartsent to us :)  Totally amazing to work with and just have loved us through it all :)    PLease be praying for Tyler and the family taht has yet to find him and please spread the word about him and if you have a dollar or two you can spare please invest in the life of a child.  His fund is for him, it goes with him to whatever family adopts him, it is in no way connnected to Jeremiah or us.  The paypal address it is connected to is Reeces Rainbows.  Just making sure yall understand and all.

Now , back to our journey :)  PLEASE pray for me as I am physically getting ill at the thought of the planes!  I SO need to let this fear go but it just overtakes me.  I told Celeste early I dont want to die or any of us to die and it is real possibility in a plane BUT I HAVE to trust God!  I remember last time getting on the plane and looking down that first tiny plane and feeling like I was looking down the center of a pencil and telling Bobby I can't do this, and he turned me around pushed me and said NOAH!  Well, this time its JEREMIAH!  For the love of our kids :)  What a mama will do !

Jeremiah my sweet!  We are boucning up and down with excitement that we can come and get you so soon!  It almost time baby boy!!!!  HOLD ON TIGHT and enjoy your last days there and I pray in some way the Lord prepares your little heart for all that is to come and in some way you might not be scared.  I wish there was some way I could let you know how much we love you and that we will do everything in our power to give you the best life we possibly can!  We are coming Jeremiah, until then catch my kisses in the wind!

Monday, May 24, 2010

GOD DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Daughter took this when I was finding out what God did!!  And I am putting it up here under protest because I look dreadful and even bigger than normal but she insist that my faithful bloggy friends will want to see this sooooo

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So , we had BIG anonymous donations come into our reeces rainbow tax deductible fund today and Andrea at Reeces Rainbow Paypal it to me just a bit ago and sent me a note.  So basically we have MORE than our bare minimum of what we thought we needed in our budget!!!!!!!  In addition to that we have had $159 in donations come in today, AND our adoption bug tshirt profit check of $110 arrived!  We are still doing our plate sale on Wednesday (we have 41 sold so far) and a car wash on sATURDAY and I have a friend doing a garage sale saturday if she still wants too.  We are doing our fundraisers that are advertised and planned because we KNOW God knows more than us and since the money did not arrive till after they were planned and advertised we are suppose to do them :)  I am off now to the store to get supplies for Wednesday's plate sale :)

If you are in the fundraising journey and it looks impossible, REMEMBER ALL THINGS are possible with GOD!!!!  and if you are thinking about adopting and thinking I just can't do that, too much work, to hard, wont happen I say to you and to anyone working now towards caring for orphans....
GOD IS ABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!