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I'm back from the Choose Joy Conference for Surviving Infertility and Adoption


This past weekend was the Choose Joy conference down in beautiful Laguna Hills, CA and I was blessed to be able to attend again this year. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be able to be in a group of people with different stories and yet feel totally accepted and understood. Last years conference changed my life with that feeling. I hadn't ever experienced that kind of bonding and empathy since God's timing and plan for our family differed from our own desires. It was amazing then and was amazing once again this year.

There is SO much I could tell you about this event, but really I don't even know where to start, and a lot of it is really personal, so I'll just give you some of the highlights. We got to choose three breakout sessions that were speaking to our heart. Each of the speakers of my sessions were so informative and REAL. Scary real. Which is good and just what I needed. The main speakers, Jen and Brian Dean, were great as well and the Lord really used the scripture they shared to speak to my heart.

So many of my online friends were there too! It was awesome to see friends I already had met in real life before and to finally meet others for the first time as well. It's funny how it feels like a reunion even though you barely know each other in "real life"...or maybe we do know the real us because what draws us together as friends (Jesus + infertility and adoption) is so raw and real. 

If you are attempting to survive infertility or adoption I strongly recommend you trying to come to the next Choose Joy can sign up for email updates here



Hoop Art

Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my posts about Emmy's Hoop Exchange fundraiser (#itsjustemmyhoopexchange) to raise the funds to adopt again.  Well my hoop is finished & headed off to it's new home!  I really hope my hoop-mate likes it!!! *fingers crossed*

Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1I did some embroidery and added some beads and sequins to it as well.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange CloseUp6

Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1
Erin Bassett - Hoop Exchange 1

If you're bummed you missed this swap then no fear, Emmy is doing another one! This time it's a Garland Exchange...check it out HERE and help them add to their family!




Wow, hard to believe it's March already!!! Time sure is flying by!

I read an interesting blog this morning dealing with the wait of infertility. Boy do I understand how she feels! We've been trying to conceive since day one of our marriage and now 5 year, 5 months, and 4 days later we still have not accomplished our dream....but I am confident that the Lord is in control of our situation.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. " - Isaiah 55:8-9