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, April 18, 2008

DNA is on its way!

Yup, that's right...DNA is officially on its way to the US Embassy in Guatemala! We are waiting for PINK! Oh my goodness, Praise you dear Lord, we are on our last and final information "wait". This is, the last email, the last time we wait of news to be re-united with our daughter. Over joyed to have this tracking number....and again, excited to experience God's plan unfold. The wait is worth it to stand in His glory!!

We just received Bella's update today. She lost a 1lb, thinning out a bit and only grew .2" She is now a wopping 27.8" long and 17 lbs. She still has no teeth to which I am thankful, she is not sitting up on her own yet (not uncommon for these babies) but she does say Mama and Dada according to her medical report. Oh to hold her, to see that sweet face for the first time in 7.5 months! Were so close.

It's 74 degrees and blue skies here! Totally praising God for this weather and loving every second of it. It will be a weekend of cleaning out and cleaning in, getting ready to bring the ladybug home!

Love to all, Susie


4.0 said...

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!(hollering around the house)

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Can you believe it's raining again in Missouri?! Here's to some beautiful, warm weather in GC next week!!! I'm praising God with you. Oh, by the way, the small group was wondering if you were showing up tonight!!! love ya, SIS!!! Cheri

Pam L said...

Oh, I'm praising right along with you! I'm enjoying being able to share in your joy!

Auntie G said...

Oh, I am going to be wearing PINK all week starting Monday.

demp5 said...

Oh Susie - great news!! Hooray, I am so happy for you. Thank you Jesus for this next step :)

Candy said...

GIRL I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU AND CHERI...Now I am a bit SAD that I am BEHIND you all now...BECAUSE I wanted to see what kind of PARTY we could HAVE AT THE EMBASSY

Mary Ann said...

I am soooooo happy for you!! I can't wait to see your PINK!!!

Mary Ann

Pam L said...

We're staying at the La Casa Grande. A beautiful "small" hotel. Send me a post on my blog when you have made your reservations.

One Busy Momma said...

Hope you have a speedy pink!!!!!
Wont be long now!!!


Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!!!