We submitted our LOI (Letter of Intent) to adopt Rachel on April 22, 2011. I've rarely felt more sure that I was in the very center of God's will! Probably because Rachel's adoption is one of the "craziest" things we've ever done. Our family, as a whole, is filled with "risk takers", but this just might take the cake! We've agreed to bring home a child and make her our own when we have no idea how long she will be with us, whether surgery will even be possible, or if medications and prayers may be the very best we can give Rachel... This is downright crazy! I always thought that people far stronger than I do things like this... not people like me!!! I'm not strong enough...brave enough. These are scary unknowns...and, yes, I am scared! And yet at the same time, I feel complete peace! Only God could give such a gift to these "regular" parents in a very "irregular" situation! It has been a difficult year already, but I am learning in the difficulties that God's grace is sufficient for every need.... when you need it! I can't use yesterday's grace, nor borrow from tomorrow's supply. TODAY~ His grace is sufficient for me! And so... I will rest there.