Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Week One Complete!

We have picked up the kids in Sarnia and we are on our way back to the cottage. It was another day of trying new things. When I went to Detroit originally for my assessment I was able to use a piece of equipment called easy glide it enables me to stand. This is good for me on several levels. At that time, I was only able to tolerate it for about 5 min. My body was already not use to being upright and all the blood rushed from my head to my feet making me feel light headed, sick to my stomach and I start to feel like I was going to pass out. Today I was able to stay up for 30 minutes, this was very exciting for me. It's normally a requirement to be able to do, to even be in this program. There goal is to strengthen your arms and core so that you can than work on moving your hips and eventually your legs. So for the first 2 hours of my rehab I spend a lot on, just that. My arms feel like there going to explode or fall off but they push you through it.  Its extremely hard but the reward is worth every minute. Mike is there right beside me every step (had to put that in) of the way. He has been an amazing support and encouragement to me through this, I'm so thankful for him. Daily Prayer .... That I would start to see signs of voluntary muscle movement. Pray that my core would continue to strengthen so that I would have more control of my balance. That all the renovations at home are getting done on time for us to come home to.  Thanks again to all of you for your continued support and love. Hugs Sandra


  1. Wow Sandra - so exciting to hear! So proud of you guys! Keep pressing on - and get lots of rest at the cottage in between physio visits. Your body heals only while you are sleeping - so sleep! You need strength to do it all again next week! :) You are super stars - you can do this and we are all behind you 100%!
    Love and hugs and prayers,
    Keri Jordan and Cameron

  2. Sandra, I'm so proud of you. You are my hero. Keep going, keep believing and will come. You and your family are in our prayers everyday. Love to you. Cheryl and Mo

  3. Lorna (Charles)PowellAugust 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Sandra, way to push through! It sounds incredibly hard and intense. But our God is greater, through our tears and triumphs! Mike, you are awesome. You are an example, encouragement to wives and husbands. What a great team!
    We are praying,
    Lorna, Dave, Nate & Audrey

  4. Your report certainly makes us aware of the tremendous effort it takes to keep on keeping on.
    The verse "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" certainly takes on new meaning...We are with you every step of the way, in thought and in prayer. Much love, Irene and Charles