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, January 13, 2009

Did you say Chemo?

Look who's walking!!!! One more reason to say every day "He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world"! Chemo may weaken the normal body, but when your child of God, you have super natural strength and endurance. Go Bella Girl...and then slow down so that you can still be my baby.


34 comments:

Leslie said...

awww congrats BELLA!!! where do our babies go? lol

hugs,Leslie

Jaimee said...

Yay Bella, you go girl! That is awesome, what an accomplishment!!!

-Jaimee

Vanessa said...

I'm so glad to see Bella is doing good!!!! Time really flies by!

Alex and Sam said...

you go Bella... what a determined little girl!!

alex

The Burk Family said...

"I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." John 15:16

This is where the doctors might say, "This was not likely, but I guess she is just unique." (we heard that alot) And then you smile and say, "Why yes you're right she IS unique. For she is a child of the KING."
Praise our Heavenly Father that although we may dwell in this world for the time being, We are NOT OF this world!
Yay! Bella You Go Girl!

Love,
Dana Burk

Joanna said...

Ain't nobody holding her back...you GO GIRL! You are a strong little fighter, and we love you for that! :)

Mary Ann said...

Yay Bella! I am so happy for you! You sure are a cute little walker! I am so glad you feel a little better!

Susie, we love Wii bowling too! It is so addicting! (from the message you left on my blog).

Will and Aileen said...

Go, Bella, Go! You're a miracle baby for sure!

Jack said...

That is awesome! Way to go Bella :)

Colbert Family said...

Hi :) I was wondering if you would want me to (or if it would be o.k.) to put a link to your blog on our blog. My last post was about praying and I mentioned other fighting cancer (along with our Abbey) and asked for prayer for all these amazing little ones (i put Bella's name in the post... hope it's o.k). I am going to make a spot 'please pray for our friends' and wondered if you would like me to put your blog on there. Let me know :)

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

Oh my word....CUTEST thing EVER!!! I am so proud of you Bella!! You are amazing!!

Magen said...

Yeah Bella!! you are one tough little girl! Keep it up, you are a fighter!
God Bless

The gFamily said...

Aww, look at your baby!! She is such a big girl and a strong one too! I am so proud of her!! I wish I could squeeze her! Give her big hugs from the gFamily!

Praying for Bella everyday!!

nikki said...

Yippppeeee look at her go!!!!
She is such a little fighter!!!
So glad she is doing so well!!!

Gail said...

Way to go Bella!!!

Robyn said...

Way to go, Bella!! I am constantly praying for Bella and your family!!

Cheri (prounounced Cherry...really!) said...

I loved the video....it was great hearing your boys cheer her on. Then, I heard the friendly, familiar voice of Dave in the background. I miss y'all. Can't wait for our MAY holiday. love.

Courtney said...

OMG..........way to go Bella. Yippie. Great job

Candy said...

OH boy now that Bella and Jagger can walk...they can meet in the middle for a little Baby Besos....Jagger LOVES his girls!

Bobbi said...

Way to go, Bella!!! You show them nothing is going to get you down

Kelli said...

You go Bella!!! We have a prayer list posted in our kitchen and Bella's name is on it. We are honored to stand with you all in prayer for your beautiful daughter. Our Heavenly Father is Awesome and He will see us through all the rough times we have here on earth. God Bless you all!!!

Joe and Erin said...

That's our Bella Boo Cue "Staying Alive" cuz here comes Bella struttin' her stuff :-)

Heather said...

My name is Heather and my little warrior Zoey was diagnosed with AML on October the 29th.Yet another obstacle placed before her in her little life.She too is thriving,so strange,on her rigorous chemo treatment.Your daughter is beautiful and I pray that she continues to follow,with such strength and determination,this journey God has placed before you all.Heads up:If you visit our site today,my post from yesterday was less than,shall we say,happy.My apologies before hand!Take care and God Bless you all and most especially Bella.

BoufMom9 said...

What a beautiful blessing!
I have found your blog through Abbey & Abby and will add your precious Bella to my prayers.

Rhonda said...

Oh Ferrick, that is so awesome, go Bella, go Bella!!! What a great accomplishment.

Momma said...

WOOHOO!!!!
GO BELLA!!!!
MUY BIEN CHICA!!!!
I loved hearing all the excitement
in your voices.

Much Love,
Angie

Amanda said...

It does my heart good to see beautiful Bella walking to her big brothers! It most certainly means she is feeling better. What a doll baby! Susie, you lift me up.

Much love,
Amanda

Aggie said...

We recently came across Bella's story on Abbey's blog. We have been praying for Abbey ever since we received a prayer request froma mutual friend at our church. As soon as we read about Bella, we began praying for her too...and we will continue to pray for her daily. We are asking others to pray too.

We have a daughter who was born in Guatemala as well - she is 3 1/2.

Michelle said...

Awww.. so sweet. I just found your blog and I will be praying for sweet Bella. I added her button to my blog for prayers!

Chanan and Rachael said...

Oh My goodness God is so Good It's HIM! What beauty is that ..I remember so well when Hope took her first steps...I balled like a baby..it was such an achievement and such a blessing to watch my baby walk. God bless you all ...we are praying for you! Love and Hugs...

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

YAY!!! Go Bella!! That is so sweet!!!

nancy H said...

Love the photos

nancy H said...

Love you!

Stacy said...

Look at your little beauty walking! Praising and praising our BIG God!

Love you,
Stacy