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 30, 2012

Sunday Snapshot: Family Soccer

I heard Kevin Leamon say once that when one member of the family participates in an activity, the entire family participates in that activity.

He meant it as a warning that we over program our families not just by what we put each individual kid in but by how many things the family does as a whole.  In other words, every time a child is at practice during dinner time, the entire family is missing an opportunity to eat dinner together.

As I was sitting at Sam's soccer game Saturday and watching it through my viewfinder,  I pondered his statement and wondered if there might also be a positive spin to it.

Perhaps (with the right balance) when one member of the family participates in an activity, the entire family has an opportunity to embrace that activity too.

 In their own unique way.

Ni Hao Yall

These were taken with my Canon 5D mark ii and my Canon 70-200 2.8 L with IS.  ISO 200 all around f2.8-3.5.


Rachel P said...

Amen! I'm not sure if it matters whether we are at the dinner table or on a soccer field. What is most important is showing care, support and love for one another. Watching the kids cheer for each are some of my very favoite moments.

Melissa said...

Beautiful pictures!

And I agree - it's a chance for the whole family to participate. We like to think of it as a way to encourage one another and to show support. Our 8 year old is not a big fan of watching his younger sister's soccer games, but we remind him how many times we've sat through his very long baseball games!

Stefanie said...

You're making me want to sign my kids up for soccer... and that's sayin' something!

Lori Lee said...

Love the photos! Your kids are so cute, espcially love the one with Ruthie and the soccer ball. Also love your blog change-I think I've been inspired to update mine! Have a good week!

Jaime said...

I cannot agree with you more. My daughter recently played volleyball for her school and broke her hand. We still showed up to each event even though she was sitting on the sidelines. Now with my sons baseball starting we will all be there again. Now if only we could always get the weather to cooperate right? :) Love the photos!

{stopping by from Sunday Snapshot}

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