I know what you are thinking: what on earth is that picture and this post doing in the “Family” section?? Please allow me to explain: whenever I see a basket filled with eggs or a stack of plates, I think that there must be a lot of people to cook for. And in this case, that’s exactly what it represents: the large family that God has planned for us to cook for and love on.
These are the children that spoke to our hearts upon seeing their picture. They first inspired us to think about adopting more than one child at a time. Of course, we have no idea where they are, what they are like, or who else saw them and thought, “What beautiful children with such lovely smiles and hopeful expressions! Wouldn’t it be great to meet them and possibly adopt them?” We all but gave up on the thought of adopting a sibling group of two or more. It was impossible. We couldn’t swing it financially. There was just no way.
Having given up, we faced our adoption home study interview question, “How many?” with great sadness. We explained that we were certainly open to raising two-four children and had, in fact, carried those four children on our hearts this entire time but after careful consideration we knew that we couldn’t afford to give them the life that we want for our children. Sibling groups were out for us. We simply couldn’t begin to provide for more than one. Our interviewer smiled knowingly. “Are you sure about that? You know that with three or more children comes a monthly stipend to help cover the cost of raising a large sibling group? Also, there is a stipend for special needs children.” We were stunned. We had no idea. None. And the amount? Well, it will cover the fuel, food, and clothing costs that had us worried. We had no problem with adopting a special needs child. Not at all. That wonderful interviewer asked again, “How many?”
“Four. Definitely.” Josh and I said in unison.
Lynnie - Hooray!!!!
I can’t wait to hear the news that they have found a match for you and Josh!
Barbie - Oh Lacy! I’m so excited for you! I’ve been praying for you and Josh about this adoption. Those children look so precious. I’ll keep praying for your family. 🙂
Valarie Lea - Oh my gosh, I think I am gonna cry!!!
Ann - My darling FRIEND! My ENTIRE body shivered as I read this last part! This was so meant to be for you and Josh. I am jumping up and down on the inside and I just cannot wait to hear of more news for you. I’m SO happy for you, my dear! :))))))) HUGS!
Linda Sue - I’m thrilled to tears – those children even look like y’all! If not those four (if the Lord has already found them a forever home) then another group of sibs who are waiting to become the rest of your family. What wonderful news – the Lord provides in the most amazing ways doesn’t He? The wish you didn’t dare to dream for becomes the possibility you are prepared for – woo HOOOOO!
Lib / notmuchmore - *wipes the tears from my eyes* How wonderful is that? Oh four wonderful blessings! My heart is overflowing with joy for you and your husband!
Paulette - Lacy, that is such good news. I’ve read through your blog and understand what this must mean to you. I got teary eyed as I was reading it, how exciting for you.
YDavis - Oh Lacy my friend, I am so excited for you and Josh. I do hope you’ll get some good news soon!
Leah - Oh Lacy that is such wonderful news! It brought tears to my eyes – I know how much you and Josh want a big family and it sounds like it is gonna happen! yay! I know you’ll be able to find the perfect kids to bring into your life and make a family with. =)
Your new site is taking a little getting used to (oh jeez the big fat blonde moment I had trying to find your new posts… haha) but I really do love it, it’s so beautiful.
I have been taking a bit of a break from blogging, except at this new blog they’re all on hiatus. To make a long story short I wasn’t blogging for ME anymore (among other things) and it was really getting to me. So I started the new blog but haven’t really told anybody about it yet, except Dee & now you. It’s just me in all my random glory and nothing more. I’m hoping it will help be get my priorities back in order and get some things sorted out in my head and my heart.
Tipper - Lacy, you and Josh are inspiring.
Sheri - So many emotions come to mind when reading this. Your dream of adopting and nurturing a family is getting closer and closer. I wish I was next door and could pop over and give you a happy hug right now. You and Josh must be full of new and reinspired hopes and ideas right now. Good luck seems hardly appropriate for a journey so precious and inspiring…
Sandy (Momisodes) - Sorry, I’m also welling up in tears here. This is such wonderful news! I am so happy for you. I hope news comes soon 🙂
Robin - WaHOOOTY!! Doing cartwheels over here in KY for you all. 😀
You are precious, my friend. I can’t WAIT until you have those beautiful blessings in your home. Hugs, Robin
CrossView - How amazing! =D
Will you be bale to love on those beautiful kids in the picture??!!
Or do you know, yet?
Jana - Oh Lacey! That is so awesomely fantastic!!!!! You’re four beautiful babes will be so happy to have found their mom and dad! I can’t wait!!!!
GOD IS GREAT, see he provided!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
Auntie Katydid - They are beautiful. And plentiful. If anyone can handle four kids all in one fell swoop its you and Josh.
Montana Mary - Hello Lacy….This is my first visit to your blog…and….what a wonderful place to start. My wish and prayer for you is that you and the waiting children will be blessed soon with the wonderful gift called “FAMILY”.
Christine - OMGosh, Lacey! I’m so behind on your news and this is the first thing I read. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
Those children pictured are yours to adopt??? What a good looking bunch! And you know 4 kids is not much more than 2 or 3. Trust me! ha ha
This is wonderful!
Kristy - Congratulations! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Holly the Knitter - Blinking back tears…sometimes the government does helpful things. That’s going to be a lot of hats you’ll have to knit.
CC - I had no idea!!!!! What a wonderful potential answer to prayers!!!!!!!!!
Kath - My heart just melted for you and Josh!! And those four children.
Tia Julie - I am totally in Love with these 4 children. I am lifting them and my wonderful nephew Joshua and his most lovely wife Lacy up before
the Lord in prayer every day! His will be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His timing is always perfect. You two will be the most awesome parents!
David and Tracy Razor - We are so happy to hear those wonderful news for you guys! Those children are so adorable lovable and be happy with a new parents!
Julie at Elisharose - Oh, how wonderful! You aren’t showing up on my bloglines with the new site, so I am a little behind reading your posts. What wonderful news. I can’t wait for updates. Congratulations.
JANET IN MICHIGAN - OH HOW WONDERFUL—GOD NEVER CLOSES A DOOR, WITHOUT OPENING A WINDOW—I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE INTERVIEWER OPENED THE BLINDS FOR YOU AND YOU GOT TO SEE THE OPEN WINDOW—-JUST IMAGINE—FOUR SIBLINGS NOT BEING SEPARATED—PRAYERS DO GET ANSWERED~~~~~
Shelli - WONDERFUL!!
A sibling group…they’ll be lucky children to have you and you them.
rachel - I got goosebumps reading that!
TheCottonWife - Oh, Lacy – I just cried reading this post. You are going to be such a wonderful mother. We don’t have a lot of money either but you’ll be surprised to find just how much your love will replace money.
You cannot buy what you and Josh have to offer children.
I hope this happens for you soon. I really feel like God is smiling on you and has big, wonderful plans for you.
Marlene - Lacy, you go girl. It looks like He has blessed you? Congratulations from A.J. and I. You will make the greatest parents because you will give them ALL. All of you two and All of Him. I am sure you are excited. Having one a parent most times says “oh am I tired running after said child.” With 4 you don’t have time to say that because your going to be busy enjoying the moments and when its time for bed so are you and a contented feeling of “Yes, thank you Lord for this day”. lol Love Always
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