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, May 15, 2008

My friend Ana

Today, we ventured out on a 40 min. drive to visit our friends Jenifer, Ana and Grace. I have spoken several times about my friend Jenifer, we met while on the wait list for our girls in November of 06'! Ana is 2 1/2 months older than Bella, they lived at Hannah's Hope together in the same house. They came home 3 weeks apart from each other. Bella took one look at her today and gave me a look like "Ah Mom, what is she doing here?" In a good way of course. It was such a great day...Jenifer and I went through every step of the process together and she is absolutely my sister in Christ. Thank you Jenifer for a great visit, a healthy and delicious lunch, but most of all, your friendship.

1 comment:

Pam L said...

What a doll baby! I'm a little bit behind on my comment posting but Mark and the kids and I had quite a laugh at little Bella's expense over the gagging video. Poor baby, and I couldn't believe she even opened her mouth again to eat whatever was coming in next. That was too funny!