If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dear Ruthie,

I had a dream about you last night. You were running around and laughing. In my dream, I kept calling you Mei Mei. Your Chinese name is MeiWen Peng. I have never really thought about calling you by your Chinese name before mainly because God gave us the name Ruthie before I ever really knew who you were. I looked up the meaning of Mei today and it is "beautiful". It is a great name for you because you really are very pretty. I am starting to wonder if we should name you Ruthie Mei Karen instead of Karen Ruth. I can't imagine not having Karen in your name because it will be such an honor to be named after your Nana. I just think keeping part of your Chinese heritage makes sense and Ruthie Mei is just so cute. Your father is sitting on it like he does most decisions so I guess I will know his thoughts on the topic in a few days. Ruthie Mei Karen???

Love, Mom


Melissa Henderson said...

I know you are not writing to anyone but Ruthie but I wanted you to know that I love the Ruthie Mei Karen combination! I think it is indeed beautiful! Your dream gave me goose bumps! I am so happy for ya'll and for Ruthie!

Ginny said...

Thanks Mo. It means a lot that you are even reading this. I am so glad that Ruthie has Josh as a cousin. I think being adopted will be a neat bonding point for them. Love ya

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