When a holiday hurts because of empty, aching arms, the sweet + uplifting words of other adoptive mamas heals some of the pain.
When most people we know either can't think of any words to say to mothers-in-waiting, or don't think of recognizing us at all yet...those that do speak words of wisdom and those that do recognize us...they help. They know. They feel with us.
I was so blessed last week to receive four beautiful cards from four beautiful women. I have not met these women--I only know them from a Facebook adoption group. But, they made me smile this last Mother's Day weekend--with gratitude for connections and hope for motherhood.
To know I am being prayed for is so comforting. And to know my children and their birth families are being prayed for--wow. It leaves me speechless. And so thankful.
Lovely Scripture these women wrote out for me:
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
~2 Corinthians 1:3-4
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His word."