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!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I am ORANGE!!!

Yes, that's right....my cheek was swabbed today for my 2nd DNA test! I am so coming home! Dont you think my Mama should get my sweet ears pierced?

This picture of Bella was taken just yesterday. My long time friend Jenifer arrived in Guat Sunday for her Wednesday embassy apt to bring her daughter Ana home. I could not even sleep Sunday night as I was so excited for her to be re-united with her daughter Monday morning after a 9 1/2 month wait. Jenifer and I both live in the same town and went through the same agency. We were two numbers apart on the wait list, but she received her referral 2 1/2 months before me. We never would have guessed we would end up just a couple weeks apart for our pick up trips. I am sending her big hugs and joy tonight.

Our 2nd DNA should arrive back to the US Embassy in Guatemala any where between Friday this week and early next week. Then we will be stalking our email for what is called "PINK". This simply means an email from the US Embassy stating our VISA apt in Guatemala. This will allow us to book airline tickets and plan our trip to bring her home. We expect to travel some where around April 24th, but God's plan is perfect and we are enjoying watching His plan come together. It's so comforting to know that He already has this day planned and timed.

Thanks as always for checking in on us.


Pam L said...

Wow, the speed at which things move after receiving the birth certificate is just amazing! Bella is such a beautiful little thing (and yes, those pretty ears would be adorable with a little "Bling")

Blessings to you and yours!
I'm so happy for you!

demp5 said...

So exciting!! You better come and see Stacy and me if you have the chance!