Monday, March 11, 2013

Dreams Do Come True!

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.


  1. I ordered it on Monday and can't wait to get it! My husband and I are anxiously waiting for our "call" to find out if we get to parent a brown baby since we are open to whomever God has for us. It's been almost 6 months of waiting so hopefully we're on the downhill side of it. haha

  2. Congrats Rachel on your book! How exciting!


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