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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Continued progress

Well time keeps marching on and so does Sandra's recovery. We have been praying since the beginning that Sandra would continue to see progress and yes this has happened, not nessisarly at the speed we are looking for but as we have learned our time isn't His.
It has been hard to measure the exact progress but for those that have been following for a while, initially Sandra's core, hip flexors and gluts activated, then her right adductors, that takes us to February. Since February both adductors and abductors have activated and the most exciting news of all Sandra's quads have activated enough so she can lock her knees, this allows her to support her body weight and stand, she uses the counter for balance.
Sandra still has a long was to go, the gains she has are great news but not yet strong enough to be functional in her day to day life, so it is difficult to keep pushing on.
Sandra spends a lot of time in therapy and on her FES bike. It is amazing with the bike she "goes" 12 miles in an hour, 4 or 5 times per week. Her input gets analyzed where we got the bike and Sandra has been told she is their most diligent patient, her hard work is paying off. Most paralyzed people have poor respiratory  systems and Sandra's is currently better then the average able bodied person, amazing, her leg muscles are also getting definition again.
So as we look forward to the surgery we are praying this will relieve some of Sandra's pain, also that she will be able heal quickly so the strength she has gained isn't lost.



  1. Thanks for the update Mike. Have a great Father's Day. You are an awesome husband and father. God bless you all.

  2. Dear Lord thanks for Sandra's progress and thank you because you are there close to this family and involved in every aspect of her healing. Lord I ask you that she will she will be strong enough in order to be functional in her day to day life. Lord I pray that she would not be discouraged in any way, but that she will continue to be strong in faith. I pray Lord to remove all pain and heal her quickly after the surgery. Lord I pray for a miracle of healing and restoration because you are that same healing Saviour. cbonhomme

    Matthew 9 – 22 But Jesus turned and saw her. “Have courage, daughter,” He said. “Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that moment.

  3. Praying for you sweetie!!

    Wood and Marie

  4. Wow! Most diligent patient doesn't surprise me one bit. You continue to be in our prayers and we hope our ways will cross up at the cottage some time soon. Blessings to all of you! Julie, Rod & the boys

  5. Thank you for so diligently updating us on Sandra's progress - it helps us to know what to pray for specifically. We hope and pray that the surgery next week will help the pain and that Sandra's strength will be renewed quickly. Wishing you Peace for each new day. Love the Elzinga's