The Pain and Purpose of Waiting

16 thoughts on “The Pain and Purpose of Waiting”

  1. Tears are dripping as I type. You have put to words what I have experienced and felt in my heart. We just met our daughter almost 3 weeks ago in India after that long wait, I agree with the physical ache, the longing….be encouraged today that God sees your heart and loves you so very much, rejoice that His timing is PERFECT! Thank you for this beautiful post! I will be praying for you as you wait…

  2. I can’t even imagine the longing in your heart for your little girl but at the same time I’m thankful she has you to pray for her and her Heavenly Father to protect her. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is beautiful… “And I know there is purpose behind the pain of waiting.” I know that your heart of trusting God during this painful time must please Him. May you be strengthened by His love as you surrender your longing to welcome your daughter into your family to His timetable.

    1. I agree with Wendy! Even when we know there is a purpose behind it all, it is still hard to walk through it. You give your readers a place to hear that they are not the only one waiting. I think that helps so much.

  4. Oh my goodness, I have always wanted to adopt. Josh and I have talked about it as well and we are praying about one day jumping into adoption. Praying for your family and this wait! So excited for the day you can hug your sweet daughter. 🙂

  5. This is a beautiful example of feeling a calling years before you live into it. I said a prayer today for your daughter. I know this post will offer hope to those who are waiting. God is faithful. Blessings to you.

  6. This has truly touched my heart. What a beautiful insight to the struggles + courage involved with adopting. I will keep your family in my prayers and hope you may soon meet your already so loved daughter!

  7. What a blessing you will be to your daughter, and I am sure that your prayers for her already bless her in unseen ways. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  8. I cannot imagine how you feel. The wait during my pregnancy was unbearable for me because I needed to meet my son. Your experience is on a different level though. Good luck with everything!!

  9. I love how you put this in the context of God in a way that all of us can relate. My heart goes out to you in the wait and I pray that it won’t be much longer now. But I’m moved by what you’ve been learning and how you’ve been trusting Him all along. You’re an inspiration!
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

  10. OH my heart, this is so precious and beautiful. THANK YOU for sharing your heart, your aches, and your hope as you continue to faithfully wait for your baby! This brought me to tears. I am sharing it on my page. I KNOW many women have similar experiences, and your wisdom and encouraging insight will surely be a Godly provision for them all.

    Please keep us updated so we can celebrate the JOY with you, when you finally hold your baby in your arms. <3

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