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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another Day in the Wait

This wait is starting to become more real to my boys.  I am sure they sense my frustration but they are also starting to ask more questions and talk about Ruthie more.  

The other day we were at a swim party and Sam walked up to a mom holding a little boy and asked how old he was.  When she said "two" he replied, "I have a sister who is 2!!".  It brought tears to my eyes to hear him talk about her like she was just around the corner. 

Yesterday afternoon the phone rang and Jack jumped and said, "Are they calling so we can go get Ruthie?".  It was a call from Virginia (where my agency is) but was someone wanting me to extend my car warranty.  UGH!

A friend of mine who was holding the "longest wait for a TA" record got a call that she got her TA today.  I am so happy for her.   She is also with my agency which only feeds my conspiracy theory mind into wondering if there is something I am not being told.  The hard part is that we have been warned not to take other measures to look into the delay because it could upset the Chinese and they could delay us further.  So how then do I advocate for my child?  

So today I find encouragement in this verse:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

1 comment:

JbarJ Mom said...

That is the verse on a pendant everyone in our family has. It wasn't until the day after we decided to name Li Meng Joshua that it occurred to me we had all worn that verse around our necks. We'll be giving him that pendant...
Your day is coming soon Ginny...Hold Steady.

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