TV host Hoda opens up about adopting baby – says she’s coping after conversation with God

Today Show host Hoda Kotb adopted a child just months ago and as all mothers know, the first few months are some of the hardest times.

But the popular TV personality is trying to stay positive — despite raising a one-year-old little girl and both she and her husband working full time. They admit that the new addition is causing them both to get overwhelmed.

Thankfully a conversation that Hoda had with God has helped put all of her stresses into perspective.


Hoda chatted with her Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie about the best moments of being a mom. Both Hoda and Savannah became mothers later in life — Savannah was 42 when she had her first child and Hoda was 52 when she adopted her daughter Haley Joy.

Even though motherhood is a wonderful blessing, Hoda admitted that it can be a constant challenge as her house is often a mess, her sleep schedule is off and her patience is constantly put to the test.

“You’re just, like, sitting there and the world’s exploding,” she admitted.

Thankfully, there was a come-to-Jesus conversation recently that helped Hoda through some tough times.

Hoda says it  happened in the early hours of the morning when Hoda’s husband was out of town. Haley was crying and her dog accidentally knocked over a picture frame which left glass shattered all over the floor. Hoda could have easily lost her cool but then she looked up to God and admitted this was everything she asked for before Haley arrived.

She explained, “I remember having a short conversation with God. And I remember saying, ‘I would have begged you for this day.’

“Like, this terrible day, I would have begged on my knees for. So I remember I just literally took one breath, put her in the playpen, cleaned up… but I remembered, for a second, having that awareness.

“I try to check myself on those rough days. And say, ‘Remember when you were on your knees asking and begging for this moment? Take it.'”

Watch more on Hoda’s joys of motherhood in the video below!

It’s not easy raising a child, but it helps to know that our faith can offer us comfort in times of need and often guide us in the right direction.

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