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 1, 2011

Day 1: Adventures in Camp

We got our kids today.  We're off and running.  China's an interesting place.  Some places are so modern.  Some...Well, how long have older men been sitting around playing checkers?

Jamie got 2 boys who are super sweet.  The older is parental toward the younger.  He apparently plays that role around the orphanage a lot.

I got 2 girls.  The oldest has struggled all day with me and camp but seems to be coming around.  It's understandable when you realize she's never, as in not ever, been outside the orphanage.  I figure I have been rejected in China once before so I can handle this.  All kidding aside, she could use some prayers her way.  

The younger girl is an absolute doll!  

A forever family is waiting on her.  Come on paperwork!

Only tough thing with this one is that she came with, ahem, friends in her hair that Jaime (bless her heart and everything else about her) picked out one by one tonight.  So, after a long day, we're looking forward to a good night's sleep and hoping not to have those same kind of little friends of our own in our hair, clothing, bedding, etc.   


Barbara said...

God bless and protect your hair, your bed, your clothing...... and you!

Hunan Mommy said...

What awesome work you are doing! Fabulous photos, love the men playing checkers. This is the China I remember completely loving!!!

Holly S. said...

Thank you for the update. Praying.

Les said...

Praying those four will feel so loved by you two!!!

Dawn said...

Thank you for everything you are doing!

Teri said...

Thinking of and praying for you. What amazing work you are doing:)

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