Whitney Cerak

We, the Cerak family, are elated beyond description at Whitney’s return home. It is so much more than we ever imagined three months ago.We would like to restate our plans of not speaking to the media. There is still much on the road to Whitney’s full recovery. We want to thank the media for the respect they have shown of our privacy in this time. And ask that the same courtesy given us would be extended to our family and friends.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"Christ Jesus, who died-more than that, who was raised back to life- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:34-39

We find all we need in Jeus Christ. And as God's scripture says, nothing will separate us from His love if we have chosen to accept His gift of His Son Jesus Christ. Christ, who was the only perfect sacrifice for our sin, died on the cross and rose 3 days later. Through His death and His resurrection, if we believe and accept Him into our lives and then live for Him, we are more than conquerors. We simply need to believe and accept His free gift.

We, the Cerak's, love being counted with those around the world who have accepted this precious life giving gift. It is God who strengthens us, yesterday and today and in the future.

We continue to marvel at how God put our bodies together and how Whitney's is mending. Last night I felt as though she had a set back- not eating her dinner at all - so the feeding tube is still in place. But after looking back over the day I realized how worn out she had gotten and it made sense to me then.

Today has been a beautiful day! She wrote her name clearly and on the line. Then off to physical therapy where she not only is balancing on her right foot but is hopping, too! Hopping the entire 12 foot length of the parallel bars, three times. Then for her next session she got to sit in front of a computer to play some games that help to reactivate her mind. She lit up when she was pushed in front of the computer, taking the mouse in her hand and click, click, clicking away.

She also met with an orthopedic surgen who took some pics of her mending bones. The great news is that she was 3 out of 4 to the good. Her elbow, collar bone and neck (no more neckbrace!!!) all got the okay. Her left leg did not begin to heal straight so surgery is being scheduled to correct the problem. Whitney nodded her head in agreement when the decision was made to redo the surgery. We are praising God for awesome doctors.

One last blessing of the day before I sign off. We have a CD player in the room now and as it was playing "It is well with my soul", I looked at Whit and tears filled my eyes. Not just due to the powerful words in relation to all that has happened...but Whit was mouthing the words and singing softly along. Truly, it IS well with my soul!

In Christ alone, Whit's thankful Dad


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like many others, I check daily to see how your daughter is doing. Thank you so much for your updates. I live in Grant County and several of my friends are employed at Taylor. We all felt a closeness to the families involved in the accident. Amid the tears on this side of Heaven, our Lord has been glorified by the steadfastness of all of you.

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Anonymous Monique Crutchfield said...

Good afternoon to you all, I am a resident of Detroit Michigan and i like many others have been monitoring Whitney's progress and i must say just when i thought i could love my lord Jesus Christ any more, This happened an i tell you he just keep doing great things. I am so grateful to him, I am so excited to see the progress this is truely inspirational for me and is taking my faith higher and higher.Keep up the good work Whitney and i will continue to pray for you and your family and i look forward to your 120% recovery God bless you all, 12;49pm

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Anonymous Larry Kelly said...

I have read in the Indianapolis Star so many quotes from the Cerak blog that I had to check it out. Wow! What a blessing to see the Gospel presented in these pages! Thank you for giving all the Glory to Him! So many unsaved people are following this.
Many Blessings to you!

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Blogger Eileen said...

Just wanted to say that you are all so wonderful in showing us all how things truly are...special and loving in the eyes of the Almighty.


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