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, March 14, 2008

Holding to His Promises

This Friday comes to an end and marks business day 34 (7 weeks) of waiting for our Birth Certificate that will allow us to bring Bella home. We heard nothing this week, no release phone call from our agency. My heart is broken, its been a tough night. But I choose as does my family to stand firm in the truth of God’s promises and truths. It makes no sense to my flesh that we are going through this difficult wait, but we believe in a purpose and plan greater than us. Although I ache to hold my precious daughter, she is God’s child first….and the reality is, she will never remember this time, and like child birth, God will erase the actual pain we are feeling. We still hold firm that Bella’s Birth Certificate is APPROVED today with no previews. Monday brings a new hope to the wait. Were ok, Im ok, I will be GREAT, and “His mercies are new every day”. For tonight, Dave and I plan to go out and have some much needed one on one time. Tomorrow we have no basketball, no civic theatre, no NOTHING! Just time to be a family of 5 and do what we want with no naps to worry about, so we will come up with something fun with the boys.

Thanks for your continued love and support and prayers….it truly holds us up, especially me.

3 comments:

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

I am so sorry....I am praying for you tonight! Lord, bring GOOD NEWS on Monday!!!!

Pam L said...

Checkin' every day and prayin' every day. I'll probably hear the shout all the way to Southern Indiana when it finally comes.

Auntie G said...

Susie,
I am continuing to hold you in prayer.
Gail