Our life is nothing short of an adventure...

Wind in our hair and screams of delight but also unpredictable turns and unknown outcomes. We are a family of six; Dave, Susie, Nate, Jake, Sam, and Bella.

God has been faithful in our marriage and through the birth and blessings of our boys.

God has been faithful during our adoption journey and united Bella with us in May of 2008. We were privileged to visit with Bella's birth mother; therefore, Bella's family in Guatemala will always be dear to our hearts.

On October 16, 2008, Bella was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. We are now battling the disease with 2 years and 3 months of treatment. We believe God will continue to be faithful!

Our family is committed to living life to the fullest...even on the hard days. Thank you for checking in and journeying with us!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Molly the Bear

Meet Molly! On Wednesday, Dave, the boys and I headed to "Build a Bear". My friend Sue is a member of a church that has a Mission Team traveling to Guatemala Saturday and will be visiting our orphanage on Sunday. A member of that mission team offered to take something to our Bella Girl....so we decided on a stuffed animal from Build a Bear. Now I had my heart set on a Pink and White Bunny, but this is what the Boys picked out and they named her "Molly". We put a recorded chip in her hand paw with a saying from each one of our voices. We are so incredibly greatfull to Laura (lady in the photo) for taking this very loved bear to our Bella next week. I cant even begin to tell you how comforting it is to know that someone is loving on our daughter and bringing a piece of us to her. Any time she wants to hear our voices, all she has to do is press the paw. This sweet bear has 5 hearts in it, one from each of us.

Please pray for this Mission Team, you can visit this womans blog at http://www.xanga.com/richandlaura
They have very specific prayers that they are requesting.

We are also asking for prayers for our friends Amy and Matt. They will be traveling to Guatemala with this Mission Team as well to have time with their daughter who was diagnosed with a fatal brain birth defect. We Praise God for His perfect provision for this family, and ask that God keeps them safe in His arms and that they fully receive His peace and hope in their visit trip.



Stacy said...

We did the same thing at Build a Bear this week. Our babies need to hear our voices, right!?

Praying with you,

Thomas' said...

That is neat. my heart goes out to all of you. we miss you. stay strong. your in my prayers
Christine & Nick

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Just found your blog from Guatadopt!! What a GREAT idea .....the build a bear! I want to do that for our little girl that is in Guatemala. I will be praying that you are able to bring her home soon.

Lindsey Wheeler