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!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Rising Up!

You Raise Me Up
Words and Music by: Brendon Joseph Graham, Rolf U. Loevland

You Raise Me Up by Selah


When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

I am STANDING on His shoulders today.....arms in the air, hands up, with praise and gratitude for what He has already done and what He is currently doing that has yet to be revealed. I have seen His glory, and its an amazing place to be. I will not fear, for He has overcome the World. Thank you Lord that you only have plans to prosper me and not harm me. I will pass this test Lord, I will pass.

To all my adoption and blogging friends, you have been an amazing support system. Thank you for your constant encouragement and thoughtful words and postings. So many wonderful gifts in adoption, and the friendships made in unimaginable places has been one of them. I hope to have the opportunity to meet everyone of you someday.

Blessings and prayers to you all.

2 comments:

The Jeltemas said...

What a beautiful sight, standing on His shoulders. No better place to be.
You have such a beautiful heart Susie.

Auntie G said...

Keep your hands raised!! He is there. Thanks for always reminding me.
Gail