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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our New Extra Curricular Activity

Proverbs 22:6 says "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  I have heard this verse taught that you should train and raise your child toward their natural inclination or bent.  Well, there is no mistake about it, Ruthie's natural inclination is towards horses.  She did not learn this from me but came upon it all on her own.  Her favorite part of family camp every year is the horses and her favorite Christmas gift was the 4 horseback riding lessons that I purchased for her on Groupon.  When she opened it and I explained it to her, she ran across the room and gave a me a huge hug that brought both me and Trent to tears.  

This week was her second lesson.  She may look serious in these but don't mistake it for sadness.  She is just concentrating on the instructions of her coach.  It looks like I better get a pair of boots and get used to the smell of a barn.



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