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, April 24, 2008

3 more days and on my KNEES!!!

How do I thank thee Lord? I stand in awe of Him, His plan, His timing, His glory. It's never been about us, but always Him.

We leave in 3 days. As Bella laid her sweet head down tonight, she had no idea how her life is about to change. She and I have 4 nights left, she has 4 nights left in her crib at the orphanage, I have 4 nights left to be re-united with the daughter I have longed for, hoped for, dreamed for. 2 years in the making, and tonight, 4 nights left. Awed....just awed.

How much I want to share with all of you the transformation that has taken place in me and my family over the last 2 years, spiritually. This journey required a faith walk like we have never experienced before. Yes, Bella is an amazing gift, but what we learned we have in Christ is ETERNAL....and she will share in all that.

We didn't realize before adoption how powerful God's Word was. We didn't understand that in order to receive His promises, we were required to SPEAK it! As I look back, our journey to bring Bella home was FLAWLESS....and I realized this all along. The journey was long, but there were no hiccups. No previews, no harm, just waiting. We spoke life into our process and covered her file in His blood and believed even when the flesh didnt want to that He was more powerful. And tonight, we are 4 days away.

Thank you my friends....for being here for us every step of the way. How you have carried us through at times when we just couldn't do it ourselves...God used you.

Our hearts are over joyed, yet hurt for EVERY family still in the process waiting to be reunited with their child. How I long to share with them the love of Christ and the power that lies with in them. "Greater is He in Me than he who is in the world".

We are taking our lap top with us and plan to post pictures while on our trip. please check back in. We leave Sunday morning and return next Saturday with Bella in our arms. Amen Lord, Amen!

Love to all, Susie


4.0 said...

Hear this! It's FRIDAY...but Sunday's coming! WooooHooooo!
Love and Peace, Pam

The Jeltemas said...

I love it! It's Friday, but Sunday is coming! Perfect!
Susie we love you all and have enjoyed watching our God at work in your lives, all of your lives...what a true blessing this has been for Denny and I personally...what will I read him now on your blog?? ha,ha..hopefully delightful stories of the journey yet ahead. I just love your heart Susie.

Pam L said...