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, January 19, 2009

Still doing GREAT!




It's been a great week! Looking at Bella you would never know she is a chemo patient...all the positive biblical confessions we pray and speak over her daily is evident in her demeanor and ability to handle her treatment. She had a pretty strong dose of chemo last week, the doctors expected a different reaction than she is giving. I didn't, I know our God and I know His Word is alive and active. Bella was happy all week and walking all over the place. This week she has double chemo on Thursday as she has a spinal tap and her chemo push.

22 comments:

Courtney said...

Adorable Photo.......OH Beautiful Bella...Good luck at Chemo. XOXOXO You sweet girl, I am so proud of you. Hang in there tough one. Courtney

Leslie said...

She looks really good...What a doll!

hugs,Leslie

4.0 said...

I Pray that she continues to gain in all areas and strengthen herself in the good days so she can fight STRONG on the low days. You are a super Mommy in such a time as this and just what Bella needs to keep the flow. Love you Sus! Pam

Stacy said...

I am amazed, yet not at all surprised, at how God is holding Bella in the palm of His mighty hand.
Praying and believing with you every day!!!

BethanyM said...

Such wonderful news! I am friends with the Colberts from our church. Their daughter, Abbey, was diagnosed with ALL in October 2008 also. I saw your button on the Riggs's blog and have started to pray for Bella.

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

So beautiful! Prayers that her strength and happiness continue.

AMY, ROB, JAY, DREW & EMMA said...

What great pictures! She is a DOLL. I pray chemo continues to go well. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
((((HUGS)))
Amy

The Burk Family said...

"Let thy work appear unto thy servants and thy Glory onto their children. And the let the Beauty of the Lord our God be upon us;" Psalms 90:16,17


Oh how beautiful you are little Bella! God's Glory shines around you!

Yes! God's WORD IS LIFE!! You Go Bella! Keep giving those doctors nice little surprises! I know you will!!! For God will be Glorified in a Mighty way through your testimony!!

"Attend to my words, incline thy ears onto my sayings Let them not depart from thine eyes, keep them in the midst of thine heart. FOR THEY ARE LIFE UNTO THOSE THAT FIND THEM AND HEALTH TO ALL THEIR FLESH." Proverbs 4:20-22

Vanessa said...

Continuing to pray for Bella!! I'm glad to hear she's doing well!

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

Our girlie looks beautiful! I've been wondering about you. I literally have been in the house a week today except for a couple of hours Friday. I can't handle....COLD WEATHER!!! I've become a hermit. A warm front is coming through tomorrow....so, I guess tomorrow is the day we leave the house. This is cramping Malaena-Sloan's style as she's a "GO GIRL!" I miss you. Love.

THE SANDERS SEVEN said...

She's so beautiful! Praying for you guys.

Sara said...

I am glad she is doing so well. What am amazing testimony of God's might power and seeing His hand at work!

Mary Ann said...

Praise God Susie! I am so happy to hear that! Bella is tooo precious in that hat! Please give her a sugar for me!

Bobbi said...

Glad she is doing well!! She looks great.

Gail said...

Glad Bella is doing so well.
GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

nikki said...

She is just amazing!! She is one strong little fighter!!
She looks so great!!!

Rhonda said...

She is truly a doll baby blessed by God.

Terri said...

Love the hat! She is so darn cute! I'm glad she is doing good!

Alex and Sam said...

so glad bella is feeling better. praying for good news after the spinal tap.. continued prayers coming your way.. bella is such a cutie!!

alex

The gFamily said...

Beautiful pics of Bella! I love seeing those gorgeous eyes!! She is so strong and such a fighter!!

Praying for you all the time, sweet girl!!

Holly said...

Wow! Just found your blog...God is so good. I am praying for your sweet Bella. What a doll she is!

Robyn said...

I'm so glad Bella is doing well!! I am continuing the prayers for her!!