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, June 20, 2009

Nesting Round 3

It seems like every time we get news on Ruthie that moves us forward in the process, I start nesting again. Today we took down the queen size bed in Ruthie's room (formerly the guest room) so we could put together her toddler bed. Jack, being sentimental like his mother, cried because that is the bed where his Grandi reads books to him when she comes in town. It was very sweet. I am getting excited about finishing the project of setting up her room. My house is going to be super clean by the end of the day so if you have ever wanted to visit us, today is the day because there is no telling what it will look like tomorrow. :) Now on to much more important things.

We found out the other group leaves July 9th. I think it would take a parting the sea miracle for us to make that group. However, the travel coordinator did say that if the TA's arrived earlier, they could bump our July 30th departure up one week sooner. I am praying for that.

My friend Shannon received her RA the same day as us and was hoping to travel in our group. Her daughter has a very serious heart condition and needs to get here quick to have surgery 2 days after they arrive back in the states. Yesterday, Fed Ex LOST HER RA! This is very serious because now China may have to issue her a new one which could take months and every day this child has to wait is another day that she is getting sicker. Shannon has been told that she will have to carry oxygen with her to China. Her blog is in the column on the right and is "Throwing Our Arms Open Wide". God must have big plans for that little girl because Satan is working over time to keep her from coming home.

One of the other families on the China Adopt Blog we are a part of was quarantined in China the other day because someone on their plane had the flu. They are traveling with 3 kids and have to stay in their hotel for a week. This seriously makes me reconsider taking the boys, especially if China starts quarantining more people. Their blog is http://raisingdevils.com
She plans to blog all week from quarantine so that could be interesting to follow.

Thanks again for reading this. I am off now to paint the brand new toddler bed we bought because it is more of a cream color than white like the other furniture. It gives me another way to spend this nervous energy I have right now.



Jenn said...

Wow...I cannot imagine being quarantined in a hotel room with small children. I'll be praying for them!

And FED EX losing that RA! Oh my.....I'm really praying for them!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Hi, just stopping by. I have enjoyed your journey. Blessings!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Hi Ginny...thanks for visiting. We are hoping to travel by Christmas. I bet you are so excited! Will you be blogging on your trip? I look forward to checking back in, often. Take care!

msmullin said...

Wow! Beginning Sunday night, the men on our camping retreat prayed for you all and this process. Specifically, we prayed for peace for you and Trent and the boys. Looks like it was an eventful week and hopefully our prayers helped sustain you all through it. Now we will be praying towards a date earlier than July 30.

Shannon Miller said...

Ginny! Thank you SO SO much for having people pray! God is so good! Here's to those latte's in China together!

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