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.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


We are in Texarkana and Ruthie has been meeting lots of relatives. Today we took her to Bryce's Cafeteria and all the ladies working there were commenting on how cute she is. My husband responded that we have had her for one month today. WOW- that had not occured to me until that moment. I can't believe it has been a month since they handed me that scared screaming baby. I looked over at her when Trent said that and she was sitting in a high chair, grinning ear to ear, eating jello and banana pudding. I think she knows that life is good now.

Our trip to T-town has been great. Except for a little trouble sleeping, Ruthie has done very well. We replaced Trent's car with a newer more family friendly option. You have to pray for me because I have serious car envy right now. He only has to open one door to get all the kids in while I still have to open 3 and occassionaly climb into the back end to get everyone into mine. He has earned this though. His last 2 cars have been my "hand me downs" so the man should be able to drive the nicer car for once. Can you tell that I am trying to convince myself to rejoice with him right now?

Heading to Waco tomorrow with Sam and Ruthie and looking forward to seeing more people at Highland on Sunday!


TanyaLea said...

Wow!!...what a difference a month makes, huh!?! Happy 1 month Family Day!! :) Here's to a wonderful year to come of celebrations and firsts with your precious Ruthie at home!!!

God bless!! <><

Naomi said...

How fun that we are both on vacation right now.... I just wish we could meet up with you!!!

Happy one month with Ruthie.... wow, doesn't it fly by now? Why did it not go this fast when we were waiting for all those "A"?!!!!!!

Cheri said...

Time does go by faster once they are home, it's waiting for them that drags by. Sounds like she is doing wonderful! So happy for you all.

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