But, I do know that yesterday...with the festivities celebrating mothers everywhere...I felt a void.
Knowing that many of my adoption-world friends have struggled with infertility, failed adoptions, and the pain and perseverance found in international adoption? Just left me feeling a little empty yesterday.
They deserved to be recognized.
The world may not fully understand the heart of a mother's pursuit. But the "waiting mommas" out there? They live it everyday.
Their lives are filled with impatient-patience, perseverance in the trenches and constant and prayerful pursuit of their children.
These women are strong and bold in the face of the adversities they face and will face.
They dream of, think of, pray for, and long for their children every minute of every day.
They are mothers.
They, too, deserve a day that celebrates the purposed act of adoption and the patient art of waiting. So, here's to all of you beautiful mothers out there, waiting patiently in the trenches.
Happy [Waiting] Mother's Day.