Hoda Kotb On A Conversation With God That Changed Motherhood

Hoda Kotb On A Conversation With God That Changed Motherhood

Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb shares an honest conversation she had with God that changed her perspective on motherhood.


In February of 2017, Hoda adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy. Since that time, this beloved host has learned a lot about the ups and downs of motherhood. Today, she’s sitting down with co-anchor Savannah Guthrie to discuss what they’ve learned so far on this journey of parenthood.

Hoda isn’t afraid to admit that she lacks patience. There was a particular moment when everything from the day started to overwhelm Hoda. “I remember having a short conversation with God and I remember saying, ‘I would’ve begged you for this day. This terrible day, I would’ve begged on my knees for.”

For years, Hoda dreamed of having a family of her own and she was finally bringing that vision to life. This moment was the reminder that she needed from God that she was exactly where she wanted and needed to be. We learn from our children every single day. Their innocent nature and view of the world truly gives us a different perspective.

Hoda remarked on some of the things that she has learned from Haley Joy. “I think she’s taught me patience and she’s taught me that no dream’s too big. If you believe in something, it may actually come through.” Our children are truly a gift from God and they are a blessing that should be cherished and protected. Do you have any advice for other parents out there?