Oh beautiful momma-to-be...I know this holiday is hard. I know just the thought of enduring another Mother's Day without your baby cuts to the greatest depths of your soul & brings out emotions you've fought so hard to keep at bay. I know it brings up questions in your heart, magnifies your longing & presses on your deepest vulnerabilities.
The delays, the waiting, the "nos" & "not yets"...the desperate prayers of "When Lord?" "How much longer Lord?" & "Lord, I am so weary of waiting"...I know it's all weighing heavy on your heart this wk. I know you are desperately ready to have news of your little one. I know you're so tired of the paperwork, the background checks & the required hoops. I know when you're waiting to hear back about an adoption situation, you check your email countless times a day. I know you're weary of the long days, weeks, months or years without news. I know when you lay your head down at night you pray for, imagine & dream about the sacred day you finally meet your little one.
I hope & pray the people close to you make you feel seen, loved & celebrated for your beautiful momma heart this Mother's Day. I hope they tell you this, but just in case they don't: You are already a fantastic momma. Your strength, your determination & your love for your future children is beautiful.
Today, even if you don't feel seen or celebrated, I want you to know you are. You are honored by me & by the many other mommas blessed by adoption who have gone before you. We know firsthand how hard Mother's Day can be when you are still in the wait. We are all holding you in our hearts, lifting you up in prayer & rooting for you. Most importantly, you are seen, loved & celebrated by our Heavenly Father who knows your momma heart better than anyone.
One day you will experience beauty from ashes...oh how I pray it's soon! When you hold your own child in your arms for the first time, you will be so overwhelmed by the Lord's goodness & perfect timing. On that day, you will understand the reason for your wait in a new way. You will understand redemption in a deeper way. The desperate longing you feel for your babies now will translate into a deep appreciation for the gift of motherhood once your child is in your arms. The absolute miracle of motherhood will never be lost on you.
Sweet sister, as someone who has stood where you stand, allow me speak truth to you today...let me remind you that His timing is never late, or early...it's always perfect. He has not forsaken you, He has not forgotten you. He is with you & has gone before you. He has plans for you & a purpose for your wait. He is with you today. He has joy for you today. He has hope for you today. He is enough for you today. I hope you will hold these truths close to your heart this Mother's Day.
I am praying for your heart this week...I am rejoicing today for what the Lord has done, is doing & will do in your life. I am praying for you to be filled with hope today as you set your eyes on the One who makes all things possible!
Thinking of you & holding you in my heart,
"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” -Luke 1:45
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper