Monday, January 7, 2013

Helping Friends

Hi everyone!
I have been busy enjoying my friends and family.
Our holiday was blessed and happy.
I hope to be back blogging with stories and pictures soon.
However today, I want to share with you
a request on behalf of one of my blog-world friends.
My blog friend is Joy.
I have never physically met Joy but our hearts know each other.
I have a few blog-world friends that I text, call
or email on a regular basis.
Joy is one of those peeps.
She gets me and I get her.
She loves me and she loves Jesus.
She's the real deal
with a great southern accent to boot.
I am asking you to share the love.
Please support my pal.
I'd appreciate it a whole bunch
and you can possibly win a boatload of treasures
in the meantime.

Hello new friends! I'm Joy and I camp out over at Small Town Joy where I blog about my faith, family and our journey in foster care. I am a lover of Jesus, my main squeeze, and the little hearts I have been entrusted with. 
My sweet man (Barry) and I are blessed to be the parents of three of the coolest kids on the block. Two "big kids" we call Jordan (15) and Riley (12), and one little sister we call "Pie". She's two. She's full of spunk. She's our foster child.
Our "Pie" has brought so much joy to our family. Our skin does not match, but our hearts match up just right. She has lived every day of her little two year old life with us. She knows no other family. We are hers, and she is ours.


The past two years have been filled with much wait and little activity. Her case has been a doozey and due to circumstances surrounding her case we felt God calling us to stand up and fight for protection our girl. After much prayer we hired a private attorney to help us stop the chaos surrounding this child's case and finalize our adoption.


In the past weeks things have begun to move very quickly. Our adoption will likely be finalized soon. It would bless our socks off if you would donate $1.00 to our adoption fund. Do it so that ONE child may have a forever family. ONE less child will be in foster care. ONE family will have their forever child. Your ONE dollar will make a big difference.

Our goal is... $8500.00 to finish off our legal fees and finalize our adoption. Every single dollar counts.

And one more thing, will you share about this fundraiser? We need your help to get the word out. My friends have joined up and put together a sweet little giveaway for those of you who SHARE about this fundraiser. You can earn entries for sharing via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your personal blog. You can NOT earn entries for giving. Skip on over to Kelly's blog and check out the giveaway... there's even a Kindle Fire!

Thank you so much for giving and praying and especially sharing!

Click here to visit our blog, grab our button and donate to our adoption.

God is good, all the time!


  1. Thank you for sharing this Janie! Joy talks about you all the time (in the very best way of course) And hello? The Kindle Fire you gave towards the prize package was crazy generous! I'm so super excited to see what God's going to do for Pie this week!

  2. you are totally rad, Janie!
    your donation is such a blessing!
    can't wait to see what God is going to do!

  3. You're good people, you know it?

    Little Sister

  4. Praying that this adoption is finalized real soon. Donation made in hopes that Pie will be settled with Joy and her loving family. God is good!

  5. Hi, Janie! Just found your blog through a comment on flower patch farmgirl (whose blog I love, too!)so thought I would drop by and say hello. I was tickled to learn that you live in central Illinois, also. Your newest subscriber!

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