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.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

But Apparently You Get What You Need. :)

IT IS A REAL SONG!! :)  If you don't have any idea what I am talking about, go read the post before this one.  

My friends were kind enough not to correct me with great spiritual wisdom but instead with a different kind of wisdom, The Rolling Stones. :)   I have the greatest friends on the planet! Love you girls.

So now to focus on what I needed. The week did have some redeeming qualities to it.

*Provision-  We have been abundantly blessed through the t-shirt sales, friends, and family such that there really is light at the end of this adoption expense tunnel.   I am really encouraged and continue to see God's faithfulness in providing for what He has called us to.  I think He has big plans for my dimply little princess.

*Blessing- Our foster child was "adopted" for Christmas by a local corporation and they sent 2 garbage bags full of wrapped presents to my house for him yesterday.  He is going to be over the top excited Christmas morning.  He still says that he has never had a Christmas present before.  He will definitely never say that again.

*Creativity- My completely awesome friend Bernie heard my cry for a personal and creative gift idea for the 20 nannies who have taken care of Maggie over the past year and a half and she helped me make these. They are words that represent what the ladies have given to my sweet girl while she has been in their care.  I can't wait to give them to the nannies.  I hope they are blessed.  There are 20 total.  Thanks Bernie. You rock!

*Friendship- When the t-shirt disaster happened, I called a few neighbors to come and give me their opinions.  My friend, Amy White, escorted me back to the print shop to get everything worked out.  She then stayed for dinner and our kids played together for hours.  My oldest, Jack, doesn't have many play dates because of his condition.  I haven't seen him that happy in a long time.  This also wouldn't have been possible if my youngest hadn't had his asthma attack which canceled my date night.

*Progress- When I received word that our LOA had not arrived, they were able to confirm that our dossier had been translated and was in the LOA room.

So no you don't always get what you want, but you do always get what you need. :)


Carolyn said...

Cool necklaces! Following your story with great interest. Maggie will come at exactly the right time!

Natalie said...

Love how God works! I know it was a tough week for you. Praying for all of you and I know God is working right this second in your situation!

Bill and Toni said...

I love the words you chose for the necklaces. I know the Ayi's (nannies) will compare notes and put the words together... perhaps they'll see that God can be all those things to them as well... just as He is to us (giving what we need (snicker)).
Natalie's right - I know it's been a tough week for you, and I'm praying. He really does have your best interests (And Maggie's) at heart, and His heart is one you can trust. I love you, girl. Merry Christmas!!

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