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.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I woke up this morning thinking about how to best tell you about the amazing things God has done with this Haiti project. Then I entered my day and came out with so much more to share. So let's start with Haiti.

I asked you to pray for some people to really catch the vision. You must have responded because since then, we have completed our goal for the $3000 and God did all that through a faithful handful who said they wanted to be a part of what God is doing in Haiti. AMEN! So of course as that was coming in, we got an email from YWAM asking if we would be able to build a duplex instead so we could house 2 families. My husband said yes. This morning all I could think was how incredible it had been to see God lay this on people hearts and then see them respond in obedience. I am not worried about the new goal, because I have seen God move and I know it will come. My part is to just keep taking pictures and saying YES!

Jack had an MRI on Wednesday just to make sure that we weren't missing anything since he is progressing faster than expected. I really didn't expect them to find anything significant, but felt we needed to just go ahead and do it. Well, the neuroligists' office called today and they said the MRI showed that Jack's spinal cord is longer than it should be. Of course Jack's Dr. is out this week and some unknown portion of next week so we won't really know what is next until we talk to him. After making several calls I have learned that this could be the cause of ALL of his current symptoms and if that is the case, it is treatable with surgery!

The scary part for me is not letting my heart get too hopeful or excited because there are people with longer spinal cords who don't have symptoms so it could just be an anomaly. We do know that he definitely has Spastic Paraplegia but if he followed the pattern of my family, he should not have symptoms this early from that gene. It really all could be from this other "thing".

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY that Jack's doctor will order the recommended follow up tests and that they will find a treatable diagnosis. Oh that would be so amazing.

As I look at my week, I can't help but wonder if God allowed me to experience his provision and faithfulness in this Haiti matter so I could reflect on that as I trust him to take care of Jack.

Thanks for praying

1 comment:

Jen said...

I'll be praying! And it's fun to see your pictures on fb.

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