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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well It was Better than Last Year

1st Day of School

Jack started 1st grade today and only cried for a few minutes when I dropped him off. This is much better than last year when he started crying (and hiding from us) hours before we even left for school. I really like his teacher and feel very good about moving him to the public school here. I know it sounds odd for the pastor's wife to be moving her child from private school to public school, but I learned last year that the kids in private school are going to teach my son all the things that I feared he would learn from the public school kids. The only difference was that it was costing me $400 a month for him to learn them. :) Don't get me wrong, the scripture memory was great too, but for $400 a month I should be able to get a dry erase board and marker and teach my children verses each week. Academically, Jack's new elementary is the best and until God calls me to home school (which I am not opposed to), that is probably where he will be.

Miss Ruthie Mei

When I 1st heard about Ruthie's condition, my standard statement was, "So she will never play a musical instrument. That is no reason to spend the rest of your life in an institution". I stand corrected my friends. My little girl loves musical instruments and just might be determined enough to learn to play one.


Kylie said...

Miss Ruthie Mei is so incredibly precious!!

I'm glad Jack had a good first day of school! :)

TanyaLea said...

YOU GO RUTHIE!!...play away and make music until your heart is content...you can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength! <><

And I have to tell you...I LOVE your quote of the week!! :)

love and hugs,

BTW, I was SO confused by your comment on my blog post. At first I thought you accidentally left it on the wrong blog. But then I realized you were looking at my kitchen...too funny. Anyway, I am blessed with much kitchen space...this is our 2nd home. We've been here over 7 and 1/2 years now. But our first home had a VERY small kitchen. It was a very cute home, but the kitchen wasn't much better than apartment sized. I actually had to use a hallway closet for more storage. So the kitchen was #1 on my wish-list when we moved...and I got more than I needed this time around. God is GOOD!! :)

Amy said...

I'm a pastor's wife and moved my 3 boys from a private christian school to the public school for the same reason. it was a good change. will be praying for you!!

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