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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One Year Ago Today

It was one year ago today, Monday July 29th, 2013, when my team was starting our first day at an orphanage in Baoji China.  I remember clearly that everyone had gone to their assigned rooms and I was casing the place and getting a feel for what their physical therapy needs were.  I walked outside where there was a class of one year olds in baby walkers all tied together (to avoid escapees).  I glanced over the sea of black hair and brown eyes and there was the cutest set of dimples I had ever seen.  Maggie was looking right at me as if to say, "you found me".  I knew in that moment that she was special and the rest is history...

(This was taken the next day when I was working on my computer and snatched her for a screen shot to send Trent so he could see this precious little one who stole my heart)

We have had several good days in a row now.  Every day she seems a little bit better and a little more functional.  They postponed our MRI until Thursday because CV Anesthesia is no longer available tomorrow.  That then postpones when we can start on the rehab floor.  It is a bit frustrating but there is really nothing we can do about it.

Prayer Requests:
1. For the MRI to look BEAUTIFUL.  It would be awesome if her abscesses were gone.
2. For continued recovery to her previous functional level.
3. For stamina for Trent and I as we try a new system of switching off every 24 hours.
4. For her WBC count to improve.  It is a little low and they are re-testing it on Thursday.  I am really not sure of the significance but the infectious disease doctor wasn't pleased with it yesterday.


likeschocolate said...

On my news! So glad you found her! She is darling!

Megan said...

I just found your blog today via google. I have caught up on your time in the hospital - so scary. But there is so much wisdom in these posts from you, your sweet husband, and your wonderful community. I will be praying for you, and I'm so thankful that you're in a wonderful hospital and that she is showing signs of improvement. Sweet, sweet girl.

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