In August of 2015, I received an email asking me to speak at this conference in AUSTRALIA! As they shared with me their heart that women would walk away with a deeper understanding of where is God in the midst of pain and what is the good He is really working in our lives in all things that Paul speaks about in Romans, I knew this was a unique opportunity for me! The leadership knew we were in the adoption process and at any time could get a call that would keep me from coming. Yet, all of us moved forward in faith that God was having me speak at this conference. Unbeknownst to me as I got up to speak the first morning on “The Forging of Hope between the here and the not yet”, on the other side of the ocean our son was being born! We would find out after I gave my 2nd talk the next morning that we were matched, he was chosen to be ours and my husband would joyfully and frantically try to get me home on an earlier flight! I had jokingly told the women at the conference as I shared with them we were in the adoption process “best case scenario is that I get off the plane and we go meet our child”. I had no idea that was how our story was about to unfold! Here you’ll find my first talk “The Forging of Hope Between the Here and the Not Yet” along with a seminar on grief that I gave. I’m so grateful God allowed me to speak to these women and forge dear friendships! It was an honor to be a part of this conference!