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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
What to do when your wife wants to bring home "extra luggage"
I say yes.
Here are my reasons....
Repairing my wife's heart after such an attachment is much like landing a man on Jupiter tomorrow, using only a paperclip, bedsheet, baking soda, and a script from MacGyver.
We're at the point on our insurance where we pay the same amount no matter how many kids we have: too much. What's one more?
Children weigh less than the souvenirs she would have brought home. Translation: no overage charges on the airline weight limits.
Children need homes. We have one. Even if it means my bed becomes the leaky inflatable lounger in the pool - I can tether myself to the shallow end.
One life. That's all we have. Every so often, it's good to ride on a van with no A/C and a driver who smokes like wet wood. Who needs to be comfortable when we have a Kingdom?
Last Monday morning, I was sitting in a Dallas hotel room with Ruthie (my 10-year old) watching TV. She chose an OLD Christmas cartoon tha...
We are in the cardiac ICU with Maggie. We were admitted on Monday after a 2nd trip to the ER with fever, vomiting, and left side joint pain...
(this was taken by the mom who has a baby in the bed next to us. It pretty much sums up our day) It's been a night. I think I jin...