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, March 28, 2013

What If...

I have been thinking today about something.

I wonder what the world and our lives would look like if we all consistently prayed the prayer, "Lord break my heart for what breaks yours."

Would we spend less time and less energy pursuing our own comfort?

Would we pray more?

Would we complain less and act more?

Would we respond to stories on the news with responsive action instead of just entertainment?

Would our homes be full of children who weren't born to us?

Would we spend our money or our time differently?

There was a story on the news this morning about a 10 month old who died from burns inflicted on him by his parents.  If we prayed the prayer, "break our heart for what breaks yours", would we respond to stories like this with more than just a head shake?

Oh Lord please break my heart for what breaks yours!



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We Were Egged!

We walked out this morning to a really fun surprise! Some sweet friends from church "egged" our house last night.


Of course we weren't going to send the kids off to school and hope that the eggs would still be there when they returned.  So we had a little egg hunt before heading out. 



It was a great way to start the day and now we have some extra goodies laying around.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Catching up

My dad reminded me today that I have been a bad blogger.  Jack had surgery 2 weeks ago so I have had my hands tied up with him.  He is recovering well and we are excited to see what this procedure will do for him and his ability to walk.

Here are a few pictures that I took of Ruthie at a playdate a few days ago.


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