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!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Big Week!

We have a few things to report this week. It was busy so sorry for the delay in posts. First of all Sandra had a birthday on Monday, she had a great time with family and friends. Time keeps marching on, I can't believe how old she is! 
On Thursday night we picked up our van that has the hand controls added. We are very excited to get her back on the road, it gives her one more step of independence. We still need a few more items added but as it is I can send her off on her own and she just needs a little help getting her chair out at her destination. When the rest of the equipment comes in that will be another exciting step.
I have saved the bests for last, in theropy on Friday and today Sandra has had a little voluntary movement, a true answer to prayer. It has occurred when she is in a supported standing position, able to weight shift to aside then move her opposite leg forward and back approximentally 2 inches and was able to do this with both legs. The movement is instigating with her glutes but also appear to be involving her quads, it isn't a functional movement but a movement none the less. We are excited for this and continue to be thankful for every bit of recovery made. 
So please keep in prayer these few things, 
1) the movement is including the quads and that it continues to gain strength
2) Sandra's nerve pain and spasms to decrease so she can remain off medication and sleep better
3) keep her spirits up as it is easy to get down

Have a great night, Mike


  1. It was so exciting to hear Sandra share her news on Friday. The best birthday gift ever! Praying for continued progress. xo

  2. WOW!!! Amazing Sandra! So excited for you - and Mike this is awesome news thanks for sharing. We are all praying for you Sandra - for your spirits to remain positive, for your pain to subside, and for more movement from your glutes your quads and every other muscle in you beautiful body!
    Love and prayers and virtual hugs to you all,
    Keri, Jordan and Cameron

  3. This is GREAT news you guys! Preparing for Advent this year has you on my mind...kinda anticipating your walking like I'm anticipating Christmas. The readings about hope and longing just seem to apply! God was faithful in His deliverance of one great anticipated gift...He will continue to be faithful!

  4. Rejoicing with you in every progress and assuring you of our daily, prayerful involvement in your lives. So glad to know Sandra will enjoy the independence of driving again...Love you all, Irene and Charles

  5. Hi Mike and Sandra! So excited/thankful that things are happening! Congratulations on your birthday Sandra!! We are tentatively planning to come to Winchester for Christmas - maybe there should be a Luimes family thing (Dec.26)? so we can get together and give you a hug in person!
    wishing you God's greatest blessings and healing!!
    Paul and Kathryn

  6. Happy belated Birthday Sandra. I am so happy to hear about your van and your movement - both are a step to some independence. Continued prayers for more improvement and finally full healing. You have been an inspiration to many. Bigs hugs sent your way.

    Rhonda G

  7. Always pleased to read your updates! Excited you are behind the wheel again Sandra. May the Lord continue to to give you strength and perseverance as your journey continues. Know that you are prayed for and thought of often.