When I began my journey of waiting in the fall of 2005, I didn't know I was 'beginning my journey of waiting.'
I didn't know the pain of waiting and longing.
I didn't know the confusion of unanswered prayer.
I didn't know the struggle of trusting and believing in a God who seemed silent.
But today I am so thankful for my waiting. I am thankful because of the people I met. The friendships I made. The relationships that were built during this time. I am thankful because it makes me so much more appreciative of Samuel and motherhood.
I am thankful for my waiting because it forever changed me.
Today I rejoice with my friend Jeri because she has walked this road of waiting alongside me and today her waiting comes to end. I look forward to celebrating with her tonight the miracles of new babies.
Today I mourn for friends who recently miscarried. My heart physically hurts for them because I have been where they are. The physical pain, the emotional pain, the questions of, "Why me? Why my baby?"
Today my heart is tender for those friends who are still waiting. They are becoming strong women whether they recognize it or not. God is using this waiting to mold and refine them. He is teaching them through this waiting season.
May we all be so blessed that we go through waiting seasons of our lives....
May we all trust in a God who is sovereign...
May we all get to experience the joy of a miracle when we wait on the Lord...