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Introducing…. September 9, 2014

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Natalie Claire Hurlburt was born October 29, 2009. She loves pink and sparkles and rainbows and princesses and coloring and wearing dresses. We read once that some girls are born with glitter in their veins. This is true of our sweet 4 year old.

Natalie Claire Hurlburt was born October 29, 2009. She loves pink and sparkles and rainbows and princesses and coloring and wearing dresses. We read once that some girls are born with glitter in their veins. This is true of our sweet 4 year old.

Natalie just started Pre-K with me at home. She LOVES doing school work.

Natalie just started Pre-K with me at home. She knows her letters and numbers and colors, she memorizes like a champ. She LOVES doing school work.

Lucy Michelle Hurlburt was born September 20, 2012. She loves puppies and babies and balls and purses. She is light and life and joy and energy all rolled into one curious and intelligent girl.

Lucy Michelle Hurlburt was born September 20, 2012. She loves puppies and babies and balls and purses. She is light and life and joy and energy all rolled into one curious and intelligent girl.

Lucy is constantly in motion. She's a climber, a runner, a jumper, a kicker, a thrower. I just wish they had toddler sports teams!

Lucy is constantly in motion. She’s a climber, a runner, a jumper, a kicker, a thrower. I just wish they had toddler sports teams!

Natalie and Lucy came home on June 13, 2013. Natalie was 3 1/2 and Lucy was 8 months old. Our life has been BUSY and BEAUTIFUL with the addition of our daughters.

Natalie and Lucy came home on June 13, 2013. Natalie was 3 1/2 and Lucy was 8 months old. Our life has been BUSY and BEAUTIFUL with the addition of our daughters.

We are excited about starting our forever as a family of 6!

We are excited about starting our forever as a family of 6!

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“For [these children] we have prayed, and the LORD has granted me what I have asked of Him.” I Samuel 1:27 Adopted in Love September 8, 2014

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185,688 Hours of Waiting are coming to an End September 5, 2014

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Our family at the "Walk for the Waiting". We have waited a long time for these girls, and we are so excited to no that our waiting is coming to an end!

Our family at the “Walk for the Waiting”. We have waited a long time for these girls, and we are so excited to know that our waiting is coming to an end!

Twenty one years 2 months and 12 days of dreaming, hoping, fighting, wishing, researching, aching, crying, praying, longing, questioning, wondering, believing, doubting, begging, remembering, processing, sorrowing, working and waiting is coming to an end on Monday morning. Twenty one years 2 months and 12 days after hearing God’s call on my life to adopt, 7, 737 days of knowing what to do but not knowing when or how, 185,688 hours of frustration and joy and despair and hope for this very moment. Adoption Day. Finalization. Forever.

Monday morning, September 8, 2014, at 9:30 AM my daughters will be MY DAUGHTERS. Despite the fact that after my last blog post we found out we had yet another (our 4th) adoption specialist, even though we found out part of our homestudy had yet to be turned in, undeterred by the fact that we had to sign a second petition to adopt this week, in spite of the phone call from the adoption specialist that said it just wasn’t possible, we got a call at 1:22 PM today that said that the impossible was happening. Our Adoption date is set. Our families have been called. Tears have been shed. Forever is about to begin!

How lucky I am to be the momma of 2 precious, beautiful girls! They have lived with me nearly 15 months, 450 days to be exact, and everyone of those days I’ve longed to have the piece of paper that says they are legally mine. How lucky we are to see the fulfillment of a dream. How excited we are to think about the years of life and love and joy we get to live with our daughters, watching them grow, seeing them change, and being the home they can turn to any time they need. I am not worthy of this gift, but I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

I Corinthians 2:9 ““What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
the things God has prepared for those who love him—”

1 Samuel 1:27 “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”