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.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A handful of you told me during our adoption and Maggie's illness that I should write a book but I couldn't even fathom taking that on during those crazy days. Well, While Maggie was in rehab, I had several hours a day to think about all that God had done. It was during my time of reflection that the chapters just came to me and I started writing. I cannot express how therapeutic it was to to get everything that had happened, and all that God had done, out of my head and on a screen in front of me. My feeling, however, is that the blessing was not just intended for me but that God has something to say to others as well.
So now I have pretty much finished the book. It is an eight chapter, 100 page account of Maggie's testimony and God's faithfulness. My prayer is that someone will publish it and God will use her story to encourage others as they face their own mountains. Will you be praying that with me? Trent and I have a few opportunities coming up where we are going to be able to share Maggie's story and I am excited to see what God is going to do with that as well. There are so many incredible lessons packed into her testimony that I believe could encourage others.
Here is how you can pray:
- Pray that if the book is supposed to be published that God will clearly open the doors for us to see what agent and publishing company to use.
- Pray that God would use us to encourage others as they face or prepare for the seemingly impossible.
An Update on Maggie:
- She's taking steps on her own!! PTL! This is a huge piece of my closure puzzle.
- Maggie had a cardiology appointment today. They say she is still stable and we can put surgery off another 3 months at least. For the first time, her Cardiologist was willing to discuss the possibility of a simpler repair instead of completely re-routing her blood flow. It's complicated but if she qualified for this repair, it would significantly increase her life expectancy. The kicker is that she would have to qualify so we are praying now for her to get a Biventricular Repair instead of a Fontan. Will you join us in that?
Here are a few pics that Trent snapped of us the other day. Love that girl!
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