Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased a copy of Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent's Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children. I'm incredibly blessed, and I pray this book is a blessing to you in return!
I've wanted to write a book since I was very young. I tried many times to get a book published, but it just never clicked. Round hole, square peg. I was full of great ideas, but nothing came together as I felt it should.
Writing a book has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had to face a lot of fear. I had to be very persistent. And I had to remember, above all, that someone needed to write this book to meet the demands of the adoption community. Why not me?
I thought the most exciting part of this book, besides completing it, would be the glory that came with it. Seeing my name in a book review or selling copy after copy. But the truth is, I'm quickly realizing that those things aren't what matters most.
Blessing others with what I have learned from others is what is most rewarding. Bundling all these truths and resources and tidbits and possibilities into a tangible object and being able to hand it to someone to bring them education, relief, inspiration, and motivation---that's the biggest joy of all.
Dreams do come true, friends. But it not only takes conviction and persistence, but also a lot of prayer, a lot of hope, and a lot of passion. None of this wishing upon a star business. You have to make it happen.