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.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Mysterious Relationship #4

Being a Christian has required me to believe in several mysterious relationships:
1. The Trinity- God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit= 1 in 3 and 3 in 1. Huh?
2. Marriage- The 2 shall become 1. Really?
3. Salvation- in an instant we go from being a child of wrath to a child of God. Wow!

...and then there is #4. I am amazed by #4 each time I look into the eyes of Ruthie and feel this overwhelming love for her.

#4 is the mysterious love that God gives a parent for an adopted child. I remember the exact moment when Ruthie went from being a child that I loved and was willing to take to being forever mine. It wasn't at Gotcha, believe it or not. It was actually months before that. I was sitting in my bed working on Trent's computer and opened my email to find a picture of her holding the pillow we sent with our faces on it. In that moment, God flipped a switch in my heart and I was unable to keep from crying because I knew she was mine.

It is a complete mystery to me how a child who is 100% Chinese can also be 100% mine- not because I have a piece of paper that says it is so but because God by his perfect plan placed her in my heart and I will never be the same. AMAZING!


Totally unrelated- Ruthie loves her new kitchen from Uncle Mark and Aunt Kelley. My decorating conscious sister in law also did a great job making sure it matched her room. Good work Kelley. :)


TanyaLea said...

GREAT post! I fully relate to all four of those 'mysteries"!!

And I just LOVE the colors in Ruthie's room...love the stripes on the wall, and the adorable coordinating kitchen set. TOO cute! :)

Blessings and Hugs!! <><

Amy said...

LOVE the kitchen!!!

Kathy said...

Awe! I love the kitchen!!! Most of all I love
seeing how excited Ruthie is!!! So precious!

KarenD said...

Such a happy girl!

Les said...

I too know what it's like to experience relationship #4. It's amazing!! Wonderful!! Miraculous!!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Great post -- love your points here. I love how you were able to sum it up briefly but so clearly. As a waiting adoptive parent, reading it is very encouraging. Thanks -

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