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!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A New Day, A New Week

I am writing on the eve of a new day, a new week. As you all know, the lack of results or news last week was heart wrenching for me. I was truly broken, but like all the other moments in my life of brokenness, God came in and scooped me up and gave me the strength to move on. Believe me, I am an over, under, around or through kind of person, this is truly the strength of God. I enjoyed my weekend with my kids and Dave and took time to reflect and search my soul. Tonight, I rest in the plan of God. We are all at perfect peace. Our confession, belief and expectation remains the same, “Bella’s Mixco Birth Certificate is approved today with no previews”. Yet, what ever transpires this week, we know we will be ok. If all we could expect from God was his grace, it would be enough. But his love is bigger, we know we serve a mighty God and He delights in us. We are to expect and believe for the unexpected, we believe in the miracle of Bella’s Birth Certificate, and we plan to share good news with you soon. God is bigger!

Again, THANK YOU for your love, prayer and support. I have had several emails, phone calls and messages this weekend bringing me to complete tears that God has provided me with an amazing family and group of friends. God has used every one of you to help hold us up.

Blessings and love to all


The Jeltemas said...

I will cast all my cares upon you
I'll lay all of my burdens
down at your feet
and anytime
I don't know
what to do
I will cast all my cares upon you...

we love you Susie and praying God will move soon...

Pam L said...

I'm glad to see that you too had a good week-end. I was praying that today was "the day" for both of us (and the day isn't over yet). If our news doesn't come today, I'm taking a few days away from the computer. PGN will be closed for the rest of the week. I'm not sure about the Civil Registries. My guess is they may be closed also. I'm going to put all of my efforts into finishing Nola's room because I know, just like littla Bella, she will be coming home soon!

Mary Ann said...

I am praying you hear wonderful news soon!!!!!!!!!

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