A friend wrote these words about waiting for their adoption to go thru, and it really spoke to me:
"Your prayers would not be wasted that we might seek God's face in our heartache. In the unmet desires. Faithfulness and obedience would be our goal. To love God, to love each other, to love our children, and to love people. That's what we can be doing in the meantime."
Really it's what all of us can do in our "meantimes"... In our waiting for our particular prayers to be answered, for our unmet desires, I pray we can love passionately and be filled with joyful contentment.