As many of you who’ve been following my blog know, our adoption process has been long.
Five years long.
I never dreamed we would be waiting this long. None of us did.
It has been discouraging at times.
There have been days and even weeks that have been so emotionally draining that I
have wanted to quit. I have felt like my heart has been broken into a thousand pieces
and then stomped on. It has been rough.
I’ve questioned my abilities as a mother. I’ve wondered if God isn’t sending us a baby
because he doesn’t think I’m good enough. That I don’t deserve more, I am already
I have worried that this journey won’t have a happy ending. That maybe even though
everyone we know tells us we will find our baby girl, we won’t. That my arms will be
During my darkest hours, I find comfort in my faith. I know there is a reason why I am going through this. Why we all go through hard things. I don’t understand everything, but I do know my Heavenly Father loves me. And every one of his children.
I know that some of you are going through trials that make mine look like a walk in the park. I hope that you never give up hope. I hope you know how much you are loved.
Maybe some of these scriptures and quotes will give you comfort like they have comforted me.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands. Doctrine & Covenants 121: 7-9
“Blessed is the man that trusheth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.” Jeremiah 17:7
“You must not mistake passing local cloud cover for general darkness.” -Neal A. Maxwell
“Whenever we are inclined to feel burdened down with the blows of life, let us remember that others have passed the same way, have endured, and then have overcome.”
-Thomas S. Monson