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19 Beautiful Quotes for the Wait

19 Beautiful Quotes for the Wait


I used songs and quotes a lot through the waiting of infertility and the adoption process. I leaned on them when I was feeling down and uninspired. I had them saved to my phone, wrote them in my planner, pasted them to my mirror, anywhere I could bump in to them throughout the day. Surrounding myself with positivity was important for my mental health and it gave me much needed hope. These little bursts of inspiration helped get me through nearly four dark, hard years of infertility and two adoptions. Adoption is beautifully complex and heart-wrenching. There are bound to be heartaches and pain along the way and we know that from the start. Sometimes I wondered what we were waiting for, if it was ever going to happen. But after that darkness came the brightest, most joyful days. These are some of my favorite quotes that helped get me through.

1. “If you saw the size of the blessing coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting.” – Toby Mac

2. “When it is all finished, you will discover it was never random.” – Unknown

3. “Maybe you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” – Unknown

4. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

5. “Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Unknown

6. “Adoption is complicated but it is also rich with narratives of strength.” – Jillian Lauren

7. “We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

8. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr

9. “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” -Valerie Harper

10. “Adoption – when your family tree becomes an orchard.” – Unknown

11. “A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” – Jody Landers

12. “You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.” – Craig Bruce

13. “There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.” – The National Adoption Center

14. “The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and never letting go of.” – Unknown

15. “Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.” — Uma Thurman

16. “When it is all finished, you will discover it was never random.” – Unknown

17. “The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that is coming.” – Romans 8:18

18. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

19. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Unknown


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