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.
Friday, July 18, 2014
A Really Good Day
Maggie had a more content day over all. They only down part was that she spiked a couple fevers that prompted a few blood tests, a chest x-ray, and another antibiotic to the list. However, you wouldn't have known it by her disposition.
Trent spent most of the morning at home with the kids and then returned with Sam and Ruthie. When they entered the room, Maggie lit up. It was the happiest I have seen her in 3 weeks. She even giggled once when Sam was playing peek-a-boo with her. I love seeing her little personality peek back through. It's like I was telling my friend Paige tonight, we can work on the physical challenges but it's her spirit that will make that so much more successful and encourage us along the way.
On another positive note, we were given a room at the Ronald McDonald house down the street today. This will save us a lot of money on hotels and is a real blessing to have so close. I took Sam and Ruthie back there this afternoon for a little while and they enjoyed playing in the game room. It is a strange place to be because you are flooded with feeling of gratefulness for the availability of the facility and then those feelings are matched with sadness that you need it. No one imagines that they will ever need long term housing in the medical center. It is a strange reality when it lands on you.
So back to the amazing day. Here are some cell phone pictures of my warrior princess enjoying her visit with her brother and sister. Jack wasn't there because he will be visiting a lot next week when the wonder twins are with my sister.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying. Please continue to pray for complete healing and for the emotional health of our entire family through this journey.
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