Hearts for Pie


I am so excited about today's post.  Some time ago I met Joy over at Small Town Joy and was immediately drawn to her kind and loving spirit.  As I got to know her more I realized that we share bits of the same journey...adoption through the foster care system.  (You can read part of my story here.) 

Joy's story is one that has always tugged at my heart and when I heard that she was facing the possibility of losing her sweet daughter Pie due to the mishandling of her adoption case I knew I had to help in any way I could.  I asked her to give you all a little background just in case you have not met her or her family before.

Hello to all of Patty's sweet readers. I'm Joy and I blog over at Small Town Joy. My blog is mostly about this crazy adventure God has us on called life. My husband, Barry, and I are the proud parents of three precious children. Jordan (14), Riley (12) and our little "Sweet Potato Pie" who is about to cross the two year mark in her little life.

Our sweet girl came to us at birth by means of foster care. We have been approved to adopt for some time now. We recently learned that this case has been neglected and as a result she could be returned into a situation that is not appropriate. It is our desire for her to be raised in a safe, loving environment with people who love her. We are her family as she has never lived elsewhere. We have just began raising funds to help fund this journey to her adoption- the fight to keep her with us. It has been amazing to watch God lay this path before us and place so many special people in our lives who are willing to help us raise these funds. God must have big plans for this little one's life and we are so excited to be a part of it!

Thank you, Patty for sharing your time, talents and blog space with us! God is good, all the time!

I began to pray about how I could best help Joy raise some of the money needed to keep her Sweet Potato Pie home for good.  That's when the idea of these homespun Christmas hearts came to me.  What better way to show love for a fellow blogger, mom, and woman of god, than with a Heart for Pie?

Each Heart for Pie is uniquely handmade and measures approximately 4.5" tall.  They are sewn from high quality quilting fabric and have been hand embellished and prayed over.  All proceeds from the sale of the hearts will go directly to Joy's fundraiser.  They are for sale in my Etsy shop for $7.50 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling.  That means from your $10.00 purchase, $7.26 will go directly to help off set the legal fees this fight will require. 

My hope is that these little hearts will bring out the big hearts of my readers.  I would appreciate you posting or linking to Joy's blog (where you will find other fundraisers) or this post, so that more people will hear about sweet Pie's plight and join in the cause. 

I have never done anything like this before on my blog but your generosity and kindness gave me the confidence to give it a try.  If you have been looking for a way to help a wonderful cause, please head over to my Etsy shop and buy a Heart for Pie.

xo, Patty


  1. Thank you Clara they are a beautiful family.

  2. I also adopted through foster care. It was an emergency placement. After he was with us for awhile we thought he was going to be adopted by someone else that expressed interest. It can be devasting. I hope to be able to read more about this. My computer is in the shop and I am on limited time at the library.

  3. Beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing both your and Pie's story!

  4. Patty, you have a beautiful heart, very touching story, and I am heading over to your Etsy. xo

  5. How very sad for this family to be facing such an ordeal but our God is strong and faithful. The road ahead may be long and I pray for strength, that their eyes and hearts stay on Him during the days ahead. You are a good friend to do this fundraiser for them.

  6. That's a really touching story...Thank you for sharing, and I hope everything works out...it must be very difficult.... I'll be heading over to your etsy shop to check out the darling hearts! I'm now following you and would love if you would follow me back! Hugs~ Deanna


© Lemons and Larkspur. Design by FCD.