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!

Monday, March 24, 2008


It is with awe and thanksgiving that I get to post that we HAVE our MIXCO BIRTH CERTIFICATE! I am completely overwhelmed by God....how desperately I want to share all that He has taught us in the this wait, but today, all I can do is PRAISE HIM...for Bella is coming home! As soon as we have a copy of the official doc, I plan to post a couple pictures, so please check back in.

With all my heart....I love you Lord.


Stacy said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Now you can exhale!! God is faithful!


demp5 said...

Oh Susie, I am thrilled for you! I am joining you in praising Him!!

A said...

Congratulations Susie!!! God is good.

Gods Blessing to all

Mary Ann said...

Praise God !!!! I am soooo happy for you all! I really felt it would be this week!!!!!!

Pam L said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! I am so Happy For You!!!! The rest of the steps will just fly by! You'll be home with little Bella before you know it.
Hopefully this is a week filled with good news for all!
Oh, this has made my day!

The Jeltemas said...

We are SO happy for you Susie!
God IS faithful!

Courtney said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOO......congrats. Courtney

The Allums Family said...

I stumbled upon your blog... I praise the Lord with you... I too will be waiting for a Mixco BC one day when we exit PGN. Praying your little one is home with you so very soon!