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.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13 Goes Down in History Again

July 13th has been a great day in our family for 5 years now.  It is the day our Ruthie Mei was placed in our arms for the very first time.  We celebrate this day every year with a family trip and were supposed to be in San Antonio this year.

We didn't get to take that trip but we were given another reason to celebrate this day.  Maggie had her brain surgery and is recovering remarkably well.  I believe this day is going to mark the day she really begins to heal.  I am claiming that as her story.

We have several things to be thankful for today:
* Maggie has not had any more seizures since the surgery.  They warned us that she would likely have some today from the irritation but she has not.

* She is working hard to pull the tube out of her head.  This may seem like a strange praise but her determination and ingenuity are signs of good mental function to me.

* We were given a private ICU room and now have a quiet place for her to recover.

* She continues to show spontaneous movement of her left side.

* They have allowed us to treat her with a high sodium diet today instead of the nasty oral sodium they were giving her that made her sick.  Vomiting and brain healing are not good combinations.  I am thankful we were able to avoid that today.

* My incredible in-laws stepped in and celebrated Ruthie today by taking her to Gattiland and dressing everyone in her favorite color.  I am so grateful for them and their willingness to not let this day go unrecognized.  We will celebrate as a family later.

* I have a fantastic husband who I could not do this crazy life without.

Prayer Requests remain the same- For complete healing and rest.  Please also pray for emotional healing for all of us.  Maggie is very sad and the rest of us are pretty traumatized.  A preventable diagnosis would be nice too. :)


Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So happy you are able to find the joy even in the little baby steps! So happy for these little movement forward. Praying for healing!

The Richerts said...

Yeah for July 13!! Hope today and each day after brings healing and rest for all of you.

ashley marie said...

So so so so happy! Praying for COMPLETE and quick healing...and rest for your whole family. -Ashley Nielsen


Ginny and Trent, I know that we don't know each other, I'm a member of your friend Steve Graves new church.

I also know how hard it is to see our children suffer. This being said, I am praising God for the insult on Sat. Yes, I have seen my child have seizures- so I don't say this lightly. Because of Saturdays events,the drs. Discovered a source of pressure and relieved it. What may seem like a setback may have been a blessing.

I want to share this verse with you today and claim it for your family.
"Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” {Nehemiah 8:10}
I claim the joy of The Lord for your family. May you feel the comfort, peace, and joy of The Lord in the coming days. Thank you for your updates, we continue to pray for your family.

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