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!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

No News...Still Waiting for BC

Still now news on day 33 (6 1/2 weeks).....no news means more room for God's Glory!!!! It was absolutely a day of defense. I was awoken this morning with severe stomach pains, fortunately, they subsided after about 3 hours and I was able to go on with my day. Believe me, I dont doubt for 2 seconds that it was a direct hit from the devil, but I was having no part of it and prayed myself right out of it. The rest of the day was spent living life and my heart having moments of raciness with every phone ring, by 6:30 pm, I was having an emotional down. This is hard.....waiting is hard.....faithfulness can be hard, but God is better, God is worth the wait and His glory is worth everything. I continue to stand in the belief that our Bella's Birth Certificate has been approved with no previews today! I live every moment of every day in the expectancy of God, and I know that I know He will be victorious. Thanks for checking in friends, "His mercies are new everyday", and tomorrow is a new day.

Blessings and Hope to all of you

4 comments:

Stacy said...

I pray for you every single day, sometimes many times during the day. I'm so looking forward to the day when you post your good news. It's coming any day! Maybe we'll have our pick up trips close together. I'd love to see you again, this time with your princess Bella!!!

Hugs,
Stacy

The Jeltemas said...

oh Susie,
we love you so much. This is heart wrenching, the waiting...God's perfect timing seems so off the map to us doesn't it, and yet when it all comes together it just makes sense.

praying for Bella's BC to come through soon. Thank you for keeping us posted.

Love you,
Kimberly

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Thank you Lord for your mercy....we all need you so desperately!! Protect our kiddos....and bring them home to us soon.

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

Thanks for the post as I didn't have time to call this evening. My mind was on our daughter today and yours. Exactly one month ago to day we entered PGN the 2nd time. Our agency director sent a message tonight announcing our coordinator's resignation. I have peace from God that HE is in ULTIMATE control. I hate to speculate when OUR day will come, but perhaps tomorrow. This has been the most challenging week for me mentally thus far, but friends like you help me get through it (and the Good Lord, of course!) Our victories will soon be announced! love, Cheri