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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Turning Mountains Into Roads

When we were adopting Maggie, our prayer was that God would move the mountains that stood before us in order to bring her home, and He did.  Mountains for Maggie has remained our cry as we have faced this new experience with her.  Today a friend sent me a verse from Isaiah that I had not read before.  It says,

"I will make my mountains into level paths for them.  The highways will be raised above the valleys".

 I am claiming this verse for Maggie and praying that God would conquer the mountains before us.  He can move them or make a path through them, I am just ready to see them in my rearview mirror.

In the spirit of the path analogy, today has been mostly scenic driving.  Maggie was more alert and continued to show signs of left side return.  She is not showing good vision return and appears to have something going on with her right ear as well.  Please pray for return in all of these areas.

She was more sad today.  The fighter we have seen the last 2 weeks appeared a little more defeated today.  Please pray for peace and even joy again.

We have been blessed by several new relationships since being in the hospital that I want to tell you about in another post but you can just pray that God continues to develop those.

Okay last thing and then I am going to bed.  Pray for clarity on anything that might be growing on her cultures.  If it does indeed show itself, pray it is weak and easily defeated.

Here are a few pictures from our day.

This first one is after I discovered that Nutella makes a finger stick a little more bearable.  I kept explaining to her that if I share my Nutella with her, she has to know that she is loved.  As you can see, we still weren't okay with the stick but at least we weren't so mad that we set the pressure monitors off.



Throughout the day she would reach up and feel her drain tube coming out of her head.


When I would tell her not to pull it, she would show me her hand as to declare her innocence.


5 comments:

likeschocolate said...

May God Bless Miss Maggie!

Anonymous said...

There is a song by Candi Pearson-Shelton called Glory Revealed on the 1st Glory Revealed album that is based on this verse. I copied the link (hope it works): http://youtu.be/yovXQUdBNLI May God's glory be revealed as He heals your sweet Maggie! Grace & Peace, Amy W.

Olga Reyes said...

Keep on P.U.S.H. ing.

rebecca lopez said...

I've been reading your story through a friend on facebook. Praying for Maggie and for your family. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for your requests and I am thanking God for all the progress. Maggie also has her little hand wrapped around my heart. May God continue to give wisdom to the Dr.'s to find the cause of the clots and provide a means of preventing future occurrences.

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