A few weeks ago, I was wondering if I should talk to my husband about changing gears in our adoption journey. Foster care with the hope of adopting was weighing on my mind a lot. The fact that we had been waiting over three years this time around had me wondering what to do and what was meant to be. I found myself looking up towards heaven for guidance more than usual.
I needed to be inspired. I needed a good reason to continue hoping and believing that our family would indeed grow. I needed assurance that I was not being selfish or pursuing the impossible or the unlikely.
I came across one of these quotes. I recalled another. I was so grateful that these words entered my heart and my mind.
I needed them.
There are times in this journey where we start asking a lot of questions. Sometimes we ask, “Is it ever going to happen?” or, “Should we give up?”, or “Are we even headed in the right direction?”
These are moments we need to hear wisdom and positive assurance from wise souls. Here are seven wise souls, and their advice to you today . . . keep the faith in your adoption journey.
“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”
~ St. Teresa of Avila
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”
~ Venus Williams
“Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous.”
~ Mother Angelica
“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”
~ Bernard Berenson
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
~ C. S. Lewis
“Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.”
~ Edwin Louis Cole
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”
~ Saint Catherine of Siena