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!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

getting packed up

Well this week has flown by working and driving kids around (normal stuff). Sandra has had some good visits and even made it out of the house a couple times, her social calender hasn't changed since before the accident.  On Wednesday evening she got her upstairs (carried), to go pick out some of her stuff she was missing and I couldn't find. It was of mixed emotions, great to get back to that part of the house, tuck the kids in etc... but it was also difficult missing the ease of life she had and more things we took for granted.
Tomorrow we will pack up and be gone for some time. We will be living between Detroit and the cottage as the renovations on the house get finished up and we save 1 1/2 hrs of driving each way being at the cottage. It will be great to have the house complete which will make life allot easier.
Sandra still has no voluntary movement in her legs. We were told that the first movement will be in the big toe however doing more research and talking to different professionals it seams that the muscle control will move down from the point of injury. Her injury is at the chest level but she has considerable muscle control in her trunk which we get excited about being below the level of injury. When we are in Detroit they will work on strengthening her trunk and activating her hips and thighs. Sandra's continues to have spasms which are uncomfortable but we take it as a sign that her nerves are trying to reconnect, and these spasms are continually changing which again we are encouraged by things not staying the same.
Romans 8:24,25 For in this hope we are saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.


  1. Highly unusual to get that much movement below the site of injury! You just keep persevering girl! We are praying for continued healing right down to those toes! Blessings to you Sandra and your wonderful supportive family! Julie Keyzers Registered Nurse, friend, and believer in the miraculous healing power of God. Xo

  2. Even though you will be on the road, living in Detroit and at the cottage, you are never far from our thoughts and prayers! We love your family and continue to lift you up in prayer daily, never ceasing to ask God for complete healing and strength. God is good and fully able. We ask knowing and believing he can restore you completely, Sandra.
    The Dykstra's

  3. Dear Sandra,

    We admire your determination and good spirit. Our positive thoughts are with you.
    Amos and Chantal

  4. Many blessings on this journey ahead. Praises to God for your total healing!
    Love, Sherry O'Grady Fox

  5. Thinking of you both on this journey. I lit a candle at church today for Sandra, tell her my love and prayers are with you both daily.
    "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."
    Psalm 37:5