Monday, October 17, 2011


I'm sure any of you who know me know how I feel about adoption. It is something that I have always had a heart for. I'm not sure when I first realized the Lord had put a desire in me to have a child from another country, a child who looked nothing like me or their dad. I'm pretty sure I was in middle school, maybe even before. I just never remember a time that I didn't think adoption would be part of my life. Actually when Jacob and I were dating, this was actually a deal-breaker for me. One night we were eating dinner and I just started crying. Of course he was like... oh no, here we go. But I just had this issue on my heart. We had been dating seriously for a while and were talking about engagement. I just wanted to know where he stood. So I told him my heart for adoption and missions and really just told him that if this wasn't something he was on board with, we weren't going to work out. Obviously, he told me I was crazy and that he already knew where my heart was (or why else would he still be with me). And that he wanted those things too. We have gone back and forth over whether we want to try to have a child first, or adopt first. We haven't settled this decision, but we know eventually we will be headed overseas to pick up our child.

And this is why I wanted to tell you guys about this amazing family. They are leaving in less than 3 days to go to the Congo to pick up their two adorable, precious babies. Casey has the most beautiful heart for adoption, and I wanted you to take a peek at her blog, and donate if you can. They have almost reached their financial goal, but need just a little more. If adoption tugs at your heart at all, please give. She has this amazing fundraiser going on her blog. Every month she does  a "Best of Basket" where she features her favorite things. For every $5 you donate, your name goes in a drawing to win these incredible items! Seriously, I kind of don't want to tell you the website just so I have a better chance of winning this "Best of Bundle Up Basket." I'm kidding... but I do want to win! It's such good stuff! So go check out her site, pray for her family, and give if you can!

Jacob and I in Belize with some adorable children that we would've brought home in a heartbeat. (2006)



  1. Lacy I love reading your blog. You have such a beautiful heart.

  2. Thank you Heidi! :) And congrats! You are going to be a wonderful mommy, and that baby is going to be BEAUTIFUL!