This is a blog about our journey of adoption from the beginning;
typed by me, written by God.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


We got the puzzles in the mail a couple days ago!

I was so excited to start putting them together, so we started on the Bunny Babies puzzle since it was only 300 pieces. Here's the progress on it:

I convinced Caleb to help me:

  He doesn't like being in pictures much. 
But he even admitted that he had fun helping me put the puzzle together!  :-)

Much better picture  :-)

Not a great picture of me, but oh well  :-P

Kinda blurry, but you can still see it

Blazey wanted to help put the puzzle together too  :-)


We have 15 puzzle pieces sponsored so far. I have glued the puzzle together and am going to write all the names on the back of all the sponsors! Let me know if you'd like to sponsor this puzzle or the giraffe one!

So, I realized as I opened the giraffe puzzle that the entire thing is MANY different shades of brown! Set all the pieces out and this is gonna be a challenge!!

I started with the border today:

We have about 20 pieces sponsored of this puzzle so far! Such a great start!! :-)  Please let me know if you'd like to sponsor our puzzles. All amounts go into our Adoption Fund!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Adoption vs. Abortion

This really makes me sad and sick to my stomach. How can so many people just think they can kill their babies through abortion because they "don't want them" or "don't want the hassle" of kids?! Here we are trying to adopt a newborn/infant and these people just go and abort their babies. There are soooo many families across the US that are trying to adopt and now it's just getting harder and harder since the legalization of abortion and because of more contraceptives and "plan b" items.
I mean, I understand that most people don't care/believe that abortion is murder, but why can't you give the baby up for adoption? Those people that argue about pro choice have already been born. If their parents thought about or tried aborting them, I don't think they would be as pro choice. I'm not trying to get into an argument about "pro life" vs "pro choice". It just sickens me that it's so hard for us to find a baby to adopt because so many are being killed and not even given a chance at life.
Sorry if I'm being too blunt; this has just been weighing on my mind lately.

I know that God has a baby picked out for us. He is leading us down this road to our child through adoption and I can see His hands working in it. Though it's hard a lot of the time (hard to wait, hard not knowing yet, hard seeing tons of articles, etc about abortion), I do believe that He is working to bring our baby home to us. My good friend, Holly, told me that I am waiting with such grace and joy. Thanks so much, Holly, but the truth is that a lot of the time, it's hard to smile. I've hated waiting... it's one of the hardest things in life for me. Waiting for the "right guy" (totally worth it! My husband is the best man, better than I could've imagined a man could be!), waiting to get married (again worth it because we didn't want to have a lot of debt when we got married), waiting to get pregnant... which didn't happen in almost 3 years, so now waiting for our baby through adoption. I know it will be worth it when I get to hold him/her in my arms for the first time. So many people tell me that it's soooo worth the wait. I can see that, but while I'm here in the midst of waiting, it's so hard.

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is mostly asking for a request for prayer. Please pray about all the expectant mothers out there that are considering abortion. Pray that they would choose life for their little one... maybe even the baby for us! Please pray that God uses this time to soften their hearts and that He uses my pain in waiting for a baby to be for His glory. Pray for the doctors doing abortions and the people working in abortion clinics that they would see God's light in their lives (and the lives they are about to end) and come to know Him through it all.

Thanks for all your support and prayers!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Puzzle Fundraiser! :-)

We have started a puzzle fundraiser! We purchased 2 jigsaw puzzles that will be assembled, framed and hung in our baby room. For this fundraiser, we are asking for sponsorship of pieces. Once we get each sponsorship, we will start assembling the puzzle. We will write your name on the back of each puzzle piece you sponsor so we will always remember how you've helped us bring our baby home! After the puzzle is completely sponsored and assembled, we will frame it in a double glass frame so we can see the back with all the names as well as the front!

Here are the puzzles we will put together:
1) Giraffe Kiss
This puzzle is 1,000 pieces. We are asking for $2 a piece for sponsorship. You can sponsor one piece, or more if you'd like!

The next puzzle:
2) Bunny Babies
This puzzle is only 300 pieces. We are asking for $2 a piece for sponsorship on this puzzle. Again, you can sponsor as many pieces as you'd like/are able.

I thought both of these were too cute not to buy, so we got both!  :-)
Please email me at and let me know which puzzle you'd like to sponsor and how many pieces you'd like to sponsor. Then, please mail us a check/money order to:
C. Hurley
PO Box 1538
Las Cruces, NM  88004

Thanks so much for all your support and prayers. We really appreciate all of it!! God Bless!!!!!