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, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Sam!

 First let me say that I am crazy about this kid.  He makes me smile everyday and I am convinced he is keeping all of us younger.  He turned 6 this week and when I told him that I couldn't believe he was 6, he replied that he couldn't believe that I am 35 and he misses me already.  I guess he figures I am already half way to the grave or something since he has assured me that he is never leaving my house.

He told me about 9 months ago that he wanted his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and reminded me about every 2 weeks after that.  

Most birthday boys and girls get real quiet when Chuck E enters their party, but not Sam.

He jumped right up, hugged Chuck E and then started dancing.

And kept dancing...

That child has more self confidence than anyone else I know.

He is completely uninhibited.

I often say he lives in his own cloud in the sky because I have to think that if he was aware of the people around him, he would pause before performing moves like this in front of 40 onlookers

I pray he never changes and that life never deals him a blow that causes him to lose that spark that makes him so Sam.

A friend directed me to this verse today, Deuteronomy 4:9, “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.” 

I pray I remember these days, who my kids are now, and how God is changing them daily.  I pray I remember moments like this where they make me laugh so hard I cry.

And as a side note of little relevance here but of great thought on my part.  Has anyone else ever wondered what Chuck E Cheese early developer thought a rat would be a cute choice for a mascot? A rat? Seriously?

Okay back to Sam.  I love you son.  I love who you are. I love who you are becoming.  You have blessed me more than you will ever know.

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