The 10 Best Quotes When You’re Waiting

Because that wait can be tough.

Ryann Sefcik May 13, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good quote. Whether it’s poignant, funny, inspirational, thought provoking, I could scour the Internet for quotes all day long. And don’t even get me started on the images that people create to go along with certain quotes but I digress. When my husband and I were going through our adoption wait, I found comfort in going to Google and searching for the best quote to help me with the specific emotion I was feeling that moment. I chose a few of my favorite quotes to highlight different emotional needs for this article.

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For the time when you feel hopeless or abandoned
1. For the time when you feel hopeless or abandoned

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” - Jeremiah 29:11

For the time when the wait seems unbearably long
2. For the time when the wait seems unbearably long

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” - Beverly Sills

For the time when an expectant mother didn’t choose you
3. For the time when an expectant mother didn’t choose you

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

For the time when you need to laugh
4. For the time when you need to laugh

“Keep calm…and fill out the next form.”

For the time when you’re scared it’s all going to be too hard
5. For the time when you’re scared it’s all going to be too hard

“Everything is hard before it is easy.” - Goethe

For the time when it doesn’t rain, but it pours
6. For the time when it doesn’t rain, but it pours

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” - Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

For the time when your head is spinning so fast that you just need a break
7. For the time when your head is spinning so fast that you just need a break

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

For the time when anxiety takes over your brain
9. For the time when anxiety takes over your brain

“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” - Karen Salmansohn

For the time when you think about your future child’s birth parents
10. For the time when you think about your future child’s birth parents

“A birth mother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” - Skye Hardwick

For the time when you meet your child
11. For the time when you meet your child

"As soon as we saw you we knew an adventure was going to happen.” - Winnie the Pooh

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Ryann Sefcik

Ryann Sefcik never intended to be a writer but has always loved storytelling. Since she was 8, Ryann has performed on stages all over Northeast Ohio, using scripts and songs to tell the stories of different characters, but now it’s time for her to tell her own. Ryann began blogging with a friend at Betrothed Babies Blog after they both became moms 10 days apart from one another—one through pregnancy and one through adoption. As an adoptive mom and a step mom, Ryann personifies the thought that love, not blood, is what makes a family. By day, Ryann is an elementary music teacher and directs a children’s choir as well as a middle school drama club, but her favorite job is taking care of her three boys: ages 8, 6 months, and 35 (Her husband—he requires the most adult supervision!) She hopes to be able to bring comfort, joy, laughter, and empathy to the Adoption.com audience through her writing.


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