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.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Turning Mountains Into Roads
"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.
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