Waiting: Worth Every Minute

Photo by Ralph Hockens

Dear Mothers-in-waiting . . .

On the day I was married, a perfect rainbow spanned the sky.

Meteorologists had predicted a clear, sunny day, but alas. Though the outdoor reception was already prepared, rain fell in buckets while I was pledging my vows to Luke.

(In reality, the shock of hearing rain flood the church roof actually caused me to say a large portion of my vows to one of my husband’s groomsmen who stood off to the side. Fortunately, his wife didn’t pelt me with stones.)

No matter. The wedding was successful, and we enjoyed the reception with those we love. If I heard it once, I heard it a dozen times that day: “Rain is good luck for fertility! You will have lots of children!”

. . . and yet, here I sit almost 8 years later, waiting for motherhood. Thankfully, I’ve never attributed the events of my life to luck or the silliness of superstitions. Instead, I’ve held steadfastedly to the promises of God.

In short, I believe that not having children is the best thing for me, currently, because God only and always chooses the best things for His children. When the best thing for my life is motherhood, I will accept the responsibility with joy.

Psalms 62:5-8: My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Imagine my elation when–driving down the road today–my husband encouraged me to look out the window. There, as clear as it was 8 years ago, a perfect rainbow spanned the sky.

And I was reminded once again that God always, always keeps His promises.

To my friends who wait, Happy Mother’s Day.


  1. Trisha, God bess you for your faith and your service to other women with your website. I just started getting your emals and find them helpful! I receive flylady too and like her system, but have found your suggestions more manageable for me right now.

    Have a beautiful day!

  2. Teresa says:

    Oh Trisha! I would never pelt you with stones…maybe pebbles, but never stones! Haha. Jon and I have been praying faithfully for you guys a lot lately during this trial. We hope to hear good news soon about your adoption case. Please fee free to write or call anytime if you need to chat :) love you guys lots!

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