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 29, 2008

Sweet little lady bug is all smiles....

Even with a cold! When we picked Bella up yesterday, we noticed her eye's were crusty. The on staff pediatrician Dr Castro told us they had a break out at the orphanage of upper respiratory infections....by this afternoon, her right eye was full of goop and swollen, and tonight, its in the other. Even with the cold in her eye's, she is smiley and happy and loves to be with Dave and I. Tomorrow she will see Dr Castro again after our Embassy apt, but we prayed over her and have received God's perfect healing for her and we expect a full recovery immediately!

We spent 1/2 the day today with our friends Donnie, Cheri and sweet Malaena. What a joy it is to be on this trip together with them. Both of our Embassy apts are tomorrow at 7:15 am! For those of you that know me, your laughing...that is way before my rising time. Bella was up every 3 hours last night unsure of her surroundings and most likely not feeling great either. She ate GREAT today, but as you can see from the pictures, she wants nothing to do with solid foods. I think will wait on this till we get home.

Tomorrow is our US Embassy Apt and we will also meet with birth Mom again. I will do my best to post more again tomorrow.

God is so present, we so clearly His purpose and plan. I just cant seem to get past the stage of praising and thanking Him. Blessed just does not seem to cover it.

Love to all,

susie

p.s. I am struggling trying to type of my laptop keyboard, I do not use it at home. So my blogging is not up to par.

2 comments:

Auntie G said...

Praise God for His healing!!
Gail

Mary Ann said...

Susie,
I love all the pics of your sweet girl!!! I am sooooo happy for you and your family. Can't wait to heat how everything goes today!!!