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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jeremiah Surgery trip Dec 2014

So we are at Texas Children's Hospital with Jeremiah after his Balcofen Pump surgery.  He is doing remarkably well!!!  God has so showed off! :)  For those asking about sending mail the Ronald McDonald House Address is:
The Sisemore Family room 37
Ronald McDonald House Houston
1907 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

and for those that asked about the hospital he is on the Pediatric Neuro Floor which is 10th floor in room 1015.

Now for a few pics :)
Surgery day

Before being called into holding.  He was so sleepy.

out of surgery.  and finally in a room and brothers reunite

Noah doing a craft at RMH, Noah watching something on ipad and a lady waiting joined in the fun!  It was too cute :)  Noah as he gets to go in and see Jeremiah and Noah with Santa Claus at RMH

surgery day

night of surgery Santa came all the way from the North Pole to check on Jeremiah :) and give him a stuffed doggie!  :)  He opened his eyes when he heard Santa's bell :)

This morning one day post op :)  a teeny smile ;)

pics of daddy and Noah being spoiled by big sissy cooking at RMH and then the family coming to visit this morning.  Love Noah's reindeer ears on his cap lol

Noah and Jeremiah the day before surgery ready to head in for pre op

just loved watching them walk together :)

Daddy working on school with Noah

pre op day in front of a display at the hospital :)

Noah and I acting silly at RMH

the van all packed and heading out to Houston

Letters to Santa at RMH special mailbox ;)

Noah's letter to Santa :)

Noah loves to be back at HIS RMH yard! :)  He finaly conquered a 2 wheeler with training wheels.  :)  though gave up after a bit.

first night of advent 

pull tabs for RMH thanks to some amazing friends :)

all ready to head to surgery

Night before surgery sleeping at RMH :)  Praise God for loan of bed rails :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

National Adoption Day 2014

I am doing thankfuls on my fb page and tonight's I wanted to put on this blog!  I have so let this go and I really need to get back to it!  I love being able to look back and see where God has brought us in our journey with our family!  Facebook is fun but when I want to look back the blog is just more our story! :)  Here is what I posted and the collage I made for tonight :)
Thankfuls day 22.... Today is Adoption Day. I am so thankful for Adoption. I am thankful that the Father adopts us all as His children, I am thankful for His direction to care for the orphans, I am thankful for 2 women with very different stories that gave my sons the gift of life! I am thankful to the country of Taiwan that approved our file, not once but twice, and each time said you may have the blessing of being the parents of this Taiwan treasure!  I am thankful to the boys orphanage staff who cared for them until we could! I am thankful for each and every person who helped in any way with fundraising and preparation at home to get ready for first Noah and then almost 2 years later for Jeremiah to come home! I am thankful that the Lord gives us the amazing gift of Adoption. There is a quote that says, The children born to another woman call me “Mama.” The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me. I am thankful to my sons entire birth families and forever thankful for the privilege I have to be their mama. I often look at that them and pray for those families and that they somehow know how loved these babies are. If you are interested in adoption please ask me any questions! Not all are called to adop but we are all called to help the orphan. If you are interested in helping another family bring home a child let me know and I will let you know of families I know fundraising. and always pray for the orphans, pray for families in process of adoption, pray for children being adopted as they transition to their forever families!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gotcha Day 6! :)

Yesterday was our 6 year Gotcha Day! September 8, 2008 was some day!! :)  I will NEVER forget it!  I still can't believe it has been SIX YEARS since my amazing Panda Boy was placed in my arms!!! And at the same time it feels like he has always been here!! I am overwhelmed with gratitude that the Lord would entrust me with this little Taiwan Treasure!  God knew exactly what He was doing! Sometimes we pray and pray and beg for things and we think we KNOW what we want and how we want, but HE has the perfect plan. Bobby and I had a plan! We "planned" to have babies by birth and then adopt a ton of kids after that, children with special needs that needed us and that we needed but after going through pregnancy and birth together first. If OUR plan had happened I would not have either of my sons because we would NOT have been ready when they were ready! Having to have my hysterectomy that I thought was the worst thing to ever happen to me and that I would NEVER survive ended up being the springboard to us being able to answer God's call to our Noah in Taiwan and later our Jeremiah. THANK YOU LORD for your answers always being perfect even when I do not see it!
Then and now :)

Gotcha Days through the years :)  Drives me nuts we do not have a pic of the 3 of us together 2013 :(

To celebrate we went out for Chinese which Noah loves to do :)  Aunt Pam and Nannie joined up for the evening.  Big sis Celeste had to work till past Noah's bedtime and could not join us :(

a few pics from Gotcha Evening :)

Jeremiah was in a good mood at his big brother's gotcha night :)  and the super moon on the way home :)

I am so thankful for the gift of my Noah! ;)

And for those who would like to see the Gotcha moment again or for the first time :)  Here is a link to a video that has gotcha moment in it at about 4:35 :)

Monday, April 7, 2014




Saturday, February 8, 2014

Prayers in our loss of my Aunt Dorothy :(

Please keep our family in prayer.  We have had a huge loss in the death of my Aunt Dorothy.  I can't even express how much I love this woman or how close to her I am.  I am so so so much better because she loved me!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Sisemore's!!  I have so been bad with this blog :(  Even if nobody is reading it, it is a scrapbook of our life and now there are BIG gaps.  What was I thinking :(  There is so much I need to update but for today I will just share Thanksgiving!! If you are reading along PLEASE comment and let me know!! I so miss the old days of blogging in so many ways!  Anyway here you have Thanksgiving 2013 in pics! :)

Watching the parade this morning!
Noah was beside himself with excitement over Santa Claus in the parade!! :)
What a day it was!  My stove has been out for over a year and I have worn out several other type cooking items in that time but we had everything figured out to make all the food today we needed and then BAM  electricity in my kitchen went out. Well not the entire kitchen. We had lights and the stove that is broke had power!  IRONIC huh!  but all the outlets to plug things in are gone and the fridge outlet gone.  No clue why :(  A friends hubby came to try and help and was not able to figure it out but he brought extension cords so we cooked with things plugged in other rooms and run to the roasters and then we had a small roaster on a card table in the living room.  It was one handed down and I burned myself pretty bad on it.  By the hardest we finally got our meal made!!  We had turkey, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, gravy, rolls, and stuffed eggs.  
Noah pointing at the mini Chocolate  pies he helped make :)  We also had bakery pumpkin pie and bakery pecan pie tarts.  Did not try baking this year with so little things to cook in. 

My handsome boys!!! :)
So thankful for my amazing frogie boy!!!! His smile lights up a room!!! I love how he loves me!!!  and how he loves God!!! I sit and watch his face sometimes at Church!! That boy sees things that we just do not see and I believe he is closer to God than any of us!!!! I am honored the Lord allowed me to be his mom!!! I feel in so many ways that I fail this baby boy and the Lord but I will spend my life trying to give all I can for him and savor every second I have with him!!!
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore (5 years and 8 months old) and Mommy

Thankful for my sweet Panda!!!  This boy so has my heart!!! When I was going through surgery and such a hard time wanting babies with my sweet hubby it was spoken over me that the Lord said she will have the child of her heart! And oh my I so do in this boy!! He challenges me to my core at times and I have had to learn so much in order to be the best mom I can to this boy but oh my he has my heart!! I learned so much about myself and God in our journey to adopting Noah! I never knew before that I could fall in love with a child I had never even met and do anything it took to help that child! I am so thankful God called us to Taiwan and to my Panda Boy. Noah I love you with all my heart!!
Noah WesLee Sisemore ( 6 years 7 months old) and Mommy

Me and my girl!!! I so love this beautiful child!!! She is the one that made me what I always wanted to be, a mommy!!!  I look at her and am so amazed by the woman of God she is! She is so brave, so smart, so beautiful, so loving, and so Jesus with skin on for so many!!  She also has a way of getting me to laugh so hard sometimes!!  She usuallly can get me to laugh even in bad times! :)
Celeste Gayle Sisemore (25) with me

I adore this man!!!! I am so thankful for him!!! He brought such love to my life and he shared my vision and dream of adopting and orphan ministry!! As he prayed today over our meal I looked from face to face of those who are now in my life that would not have been had God not blessed me with Bobby and my children! God is so good!!!
Mr and Mrs. Bobby L. Sisemore

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!