Easter Blessings to you!
Lately, I keep seeing the word “victory.” We pray for your victory through adoption that you will be blessed soon with the answer to the prayer you’ve been diligently lifting up in faith.
Isn’t victory what Easter is all about? God made a promise to His people to rescue them from their waiting.
Through their faith, countless people, some named, some unknown, throughout the life of the Bible lived through their personal seasons of prayer and perseverance to see God’s promises in their lives come to pass. Their stories serve as stepping stones that allow us, you and me, to know God, and understand our place in His plan of victory!
As I reflect on what Easter means to me, I see it so clearly as an example of God’s ability and willingness to come through on EVERY promise He makes. I truly believe that the hopeful parents we are blessed to partner with along their path to adoption are all answering a call on their heart from God…a call to adopt. I know from my path to parenthood that He only lays that desire on the hearts to which He will deliver to an adoption victory. Hold tight to that truth. If you believe God has led you to adopt, you will. God is always faithful to His promises.
May you enjoy the moments you spend with loved ones, or alone in His presence, this weekend, celebrating Easter, and knowing deep down that THIS is a holiday that proves victory is possible to those who wait and keep faith.
Because I was once in your shoes, a hopeful adoptive parent, I know that holidays like Easter which center on children and family can be difficult. While there’s no magic formula to “survive the holidays” while you wait to be chosen by a birth mother, you can prepare. Recognize that holidays like Easter may be difficult, and accept your emotions when they come.
When people ask about your adoption, most honestly mean well. Prayerfully think about what you’d like to share with others about how you feel about the adoption wait. Then, you can plan how you’ll respond to certain questions ahead of time. Doing this can cut down on your anxiety at the moment.
I’m praying this is a time of reassurance for you along this path to the child you are waiting to meet.
In His love,
and all of us at Lifetime Adoption
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 19, 2019, and has since been updated.