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!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Here we go again!

Here we go again, back to Detroit. It's been three wonderful weeks at home with the girls getting back into life. Mike has been working full time again, well almost. He goes in everyday but might leave a little early here and there to help me with appointments and the kids schedules. He's been able to get back into hockey and even started to attend church board meetings again. Between work and home it's like he's working two jobs and doing it with a smile. Its been nice to be home with the girls and get back into there daily life. They have been a huge support to me and have been helping out, Mike and I are so thankful for them and there response  to all of this. God is definitely at work in there lives.
 l have my van now with hand controls, so I'm starting to gain a little bit more independence, which I love. Its amusing to watch people watch me, as Mike picks me up and puts me into the drivers seat.  I've even been able to pick Emily up from school a few days. This is just one of the little things I've missed, its part of being a mom. 
With Christmas fast approaching we, I have been having to figure out what it's going to look like this year. I had a dear friend come over and help me decorate my home, the girls decorated the tree this year placing all there special ornaments front and center. It's been hard letting go of some of our family traditions but praying that God will gives us some new ones that we will hold just as close to our hearts. 
I received my standing frame on Friday and was able to stand for 40 minutes. I was so pleased, I haven't been up for three weeks and I wasn't sure how long I would be able to do it for. The goal is always 30 minutes. This week I will be getting another assessment and I am anxiously awaiting to see how I'll do since I've been away for three weeks. I'm also excited as my two therapist from Ottawa will be joining us. 
Mike and I have received so much encouragement and support from so many of you and we are so grateful. It means so much and it helps us to keep on pushing. I'm continuing to pray, hope and believe that God will heal me completely. Thank you to all of you that have been praying and supporting us through this journey, I can't imagine doing it without you. One day I would love to be able to sit no stand and have coffee with every last one of you. I will rise ... when He calls my name. 
Hugs Sandra


  1. Praying for complete healing Sandra.
    Love Keri

  2. Praying that you'll get some GREAT results this week and grateful to share this with you: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of need..." (Psalm 46:1).

  3. Elaine Van VolkingburghDecember 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Hi Sandra and Mike,
    Just to let you know, I was praying for you both and the girls today. Thanks for your regular updates on this blog. It's helping us to know how to pray specifically.
    Will continue to pray that, as you walk in the light of the presence of the Lord (Psalm 89:15), He would be your glory and strength (17) and that He would bring healing so that you may walk physically again. God bless.

    Elaine (and Randy too)

  4. Where do you want to meet for this coffee, Tim's or Starbucks?. Wherever you choose, you'd better be ready for a party 'cause we'll all be waiting for you.

    "The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory".
    Keep in his light at this most holy of times knowing that our prayers will never cease, as we continue on this journey with you.
    Praying for all you've asked for....Val.