Wednesday, January 16, 2013


It came. Fifty five days of the longest waiting of my life. I'd be lying if I didn't admit to starting to have some doubts. But here it is! 

 LOA!!! Also, known as the Letter of Acceptance. 

He's mine, really, truly mine. 

This is a book I bought almost two years ago now when we were still in the domestic foster care program.
Little did I know, right?

We are so, so close to the end. Maybe only 8 weeks until I can finally hold my son. 
All we have left is to get our immigration approval, apply for our visa's for China
and then wait for China to issue approval for us to enter their country.

That's it!! Then we get to fly to officially make him a Hurst.

We are also so very close to finishing with our funds. 

In order to help push us to the finish line I made this bracelet to sell for only $10!

The verse I have claimed over and over again is Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

In the process of our adoption this little boy has grown up...

Into this handsome boy. My heart aches to make that smile come back.
Soon, little man, soon.
Hang on just a little longer!

I have learned a lesson. My God truly is mighty to save.
And He chose to save this one.
My heart overflows.


  1. You are SOOOOO close!!! Simon is going to be SOOOOO happy to meet his mama and baba - God is GOOD!!! I want one of the do I pay you?

    1. Sandy I'll shoot you an email. :) I'm still dreaming of ways to have our boys see each other for the first time! I can't figure out how I want it to go. Total surprise, skype, pictures.... So many ideas.

  2. Yay! You are SO.CLOSE! I too would love to buy a bracelet - can I give you the money tomorrow evening? :)

    1. Oh my goodness. I'm paranoid about missing the event! I wake up every morning feeling like yesterday was Friday and I somehow forgot to go. :) Yes, as long as I remember to show up!! :)

  3. Oh how exciting!!!!
    What a sweet boy! Congrats and many blessings
    I have this book also - we have read it and signed It for our lil bit the last 2 Christmases and hopefully will read it to our daughter at home this years Christmas!!!