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!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Surgery Date!

Well look at that I don’t have to wait too long. I received a call today from Dr. Chow’s office and I am booked for my surgery on June 26th.  I feel with the amount of physio and bike riding I’m doing, my body is going into this surgery a lot stronger. I am hoping and praying that I will be able to bounce back from this one a lot faster. I’m not sure as to how long my surgery will be it will all depend on what he ends up doing once he is in there. Nor do I know how long I will be in the hospital or if I will need to go to the rehabilitation center again. This will all be determined on what exactly Dr. Chow will do once he is in surgery.    Please continue to pray that God will heal me completely.  
Big Hug Sandra

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Waiting! I hate Waiting!!

It’s funny how sometimes you don't feel up to getting out of bed and going to church but when you force yourself you always are happy you did. Mostly because you feel the sermon was written just for you. Well I had that today! We had a visiting Pastor who spoke on Genesis 16:1- 16. I have never looked at or heard these verses explained like this before. Waiting! We all hate waiting! In these verses Sarah and Abram are waiting on the Lord to fulfill a promise that He would give them a child. But frustration set in and Sarah ends up taking things into her own hands. A lot of times when we become impatient and come up with our own plan the consequences can be devastating and have lasting consequences. We are still seeing the consequences to Sarah’s decision today. God has a purpose a plan and He will fulfill it in His perfect time. Not ours. We so often blame God…  Why hasn't God given me a baby yet? Why hasn't He chosen to heal me yet? I know God has a plan and a purpose for me and I am trusting in Him that He will be glorified in it. I’m praying that I don't become impatient (although I have at times) but that I continue to give this back to God, relinquishing what little control I think I have. He is the one that is in control, I just have to remember that. (lol)
On Friday May 31st I am heading into the civic for my pre-op for my surgery, I'm hoping to hear from Dr. Chow’s office tomorrow or Tuesday as to a date for my surgery. I'll keep you all posted. Mike and I have prayed continuously that God would give me continued progress (which He has) and that He would make things clear to us as we go along this journey. We have been looking into our housing situation although our current house has been adapted a little for me it’s not something that will work long term. We are looking into bungalows and or building. Please be in prayer that God would reveal to us as to what’s best for our whole family.  Thank you for all your continued support, encouragement, love and most of all your prayers. 
BIG HUG Sandra

Friday, May 10, 2013

Go SENS Go ....NOT!

Go SENS Go. Well I can't say that I have been cheering them on. My surgery got postponed because they made the playoffs.  Dr. Chow my surgeon is also the Ottawa Senators doctor and had to postpone my surgery in order to travel and be available for them.  At first I was a little upset, I had myself mentally prepared and had started to get things organized at home for that date. But I understand that this has been in God’s hands from the start and He must have something up His sleeve.  So I have to trust that this is the right thing and I will have my surgery when it’s His perfect time.

It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day is just a few days away which will mark my one year anniversary of my accident.  A lot has happened in this year. God continues to give me my daily supply of grace. There have definitely been some hard days and not so hard days. I pray with expectation knowing that God can heal me; I pray that He chooses to glorify Himself in this way.  Until that day I pray that He will continue to give me the strength, that He would reveal Himself to me every morning carrying me through that day. I pray that He will continue to go before me, walk beside me and to give Mike and I the wisdom and discernment needed in our thoughts and decisions.   God has worked a miracle in allowing me to see Dr. Chow and for me to be able to have my surgery as quickly as I am and I know that He will continue.  
I am continuing to do Physio twice a week; I go on my bike five times a week along with a list of other things to help keep me healthy through this process. I want to make sure that I am doing my part so that God can do His. I was reading a book and in it they said to Pray as though it was up to God and work as though it was up to you.  I’m ready! Now I just have to wait on Him and for His perfect timing to heal me completely.
Wishing all you mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day.
Big Hug Sandra