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, March 23, 2009

Scractching our Heads

Bella has been "under the weather" the last few days. Were not sure if its the stomach flu or a "toxicity" reaction from the chemo. It's hard to say as her symptoms are the same for both. We have not been able to keep anything in her system, it just comes right back out one end or the other. Fortunately, her spirits are good, she looks good, just a little extra tired and snugly. As I type, I hear her screaming at her brothers because she is trying to come up the stairs to me and they wont let her. So as you can read, she still has her spunk. :)


Vanessa said...

Praying this is resolved soon!!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I hope you enjoy the 'extra snuggly' Bella. And I hope she feels well soon.

Susie said...

I hope Bella feels better soon. Whatever it is, it surely won't last forever. Enjoy the extra snuggle time and give her a snuggle from me, too!

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

Susie....I haven't read blogs in forever.....I am going to be praying for sweet Bella!!! You are an amazing mom. And yes, that is baby Harper.....she is precious!!! I need to download my pics of her to do a blog. It is so fun being an aunt! I hope you are doing great!!! I am hanging in there.


The Burk Family said...

Keeping Bella extra close in my prayers tonight. Whatever is upsetting her little tummy will subside in the name of Jesus!

This too shall pass and before long Bella will be her giggling self again!

Give her a big hug and kiss from me!

Robyn said...

Praying for sweet Bella!!

Alex and Sam said...

poor sweet Bella, I hope she feeling better soon... as least she hasent lost her spunk