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, August 1, 2009

Another Tool and Some More Pics

In the last post, I shared a cool parenting tip that I learned this summer. Well, I am not finished yet.

The other major parenting idea that I picked up the this summer was to choose a value for each member of our family to pray over them for the whole year. Trent and I took a week to think and pray about what these would be for everyone and when we came together, we completely agreed on what we chose. We wrote these values on a plate that we have displayed in the center of our kitchen island so we do not forget. This has been a great way for Jack and Sam to participate in praying for the family too. For Trent we are praying for boldness, peace for me, Godly confidence for Jack, security for Sam, and joy for Ruthie. I cannot wait to see how God develops these traits in each of us this year.

Here are a few pictures from our day today. In hindsight, these probably would have turned out better if I had not chosen to take them at 1:00 p.m in Kemah. It was very hot and my kids were mostly not amused. I will plan better next time.


BrOwN CiRcUs said...

I love your idea of praying for values. Thanks for sharing!

Naomi said...

What lovely pictures... I especially love little Ruthie's leg in the last one! It is great to see you all together... at last! You seem to be doing so well with the jet lag!!!

love Naomi

Melissa Henderson said...

Love the pictures!

kimberlysink said...

are you kidding? these are precious pictures! 1pm and 140 degrees in kemah turned out great!

Carrie said...

Love the shirts!

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