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!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Officially at the USE!!!!

At 3:30 pm today, Bella's DNA match arrived at the US Embassy in Guatemala. It's real, we are truly waiting for PINK. In church on Sunday, a song was song....one of the lines of the song read "when my faith becomes sight"....I broke in to tears. For 2 years, we have walked by faith in this journey of adoption. We were required to not go by what we hear, but only by what God's Word revealed. We had no idea how we would come up with the astronomical costs of international adoption, when we would receive our referral, how the process would play it, every step was an unknown, but God knew. And we knew that He knew, and therefore, we pressed on. There have been great days of victory, and days that required Jesus to literally carry us (especially me), but we chose Him. That song made me realize, that our faith was soon to become sight, we are about to experience the "sight", the physical aspect of faith, having Bella in our arms forever. We still do not know the day or the hour, but we know it is near. So as we wait in this last stretch before the countdown, we say "How great is our GOD"! For he will do "super abundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask, think, hope or dream according to His plan and purpose". Eph 3:20 So excited to see what that is!


Candy said...

WOOOO HOOOOO COME ON PINK...My DNA should get there tomorrow...I am trying to find out if any 29th appointments have been given out yet but can't find any.....only the 28th so far...I am so STALKING everyone trying to GUESS our E DAY

hey girl can I call you tomorrow
email me your number

Mary Ann said...

yeah yeah yeah!!!!!!!! Susie I am sooooooooo happy for you!! I can't wait to hear Bella is PINK this week!!!!

Pam L said...

I'm sure you are just dancing with joy and anticipation of that PINK e-mail. I'm so excited for you!

One Busy Momma said...

Cant wait to hear you have PINK!!!!


Pam said...

Our results arrived at the embassy one day after yours. I think we'll be pink together, and I think tomorrow is a pink sort of day!
Pam (waiting for Isabel)

The Jeltemas said...

Susie this is SO exciting. We are just at the tippy-top of our journey and this post made me cry...I pray that April 23rd will be a Pink kind of day, in fact...I'm going to wear pink in Bella's honor!!
Love you so...