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.

Monday, June 05, 2006

“ I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.
“ I am trusting you, Oh Lord, You are my God ! My future is in your hands.”
Psalms 31: 7, 8, 14, 15

“Only a God whose “thoughts are not our thoughts and ways are not our ways”
could have seen and known all that was going to take place over the last 6 weeks, but God Most High is sovereign and while we sometimes can’t understand His ways, we know that He is eternal and had planned each and every moment in time and we can rest in the fact that He was, He is, and He always will be in control.”

This is a quote from one of the many cards Whitney has been receiving each day. It speaks to how we feel as a family in this mind numbing chain of events. We absolutely believe God is in control NOW, as we did during the 6 weeks that we thought that Whit was no longer with us. We are resting in His promises. Promises that we will be held up in His strength, promises of our security in Him, promises of our eternal salvation in His eternal presence.

We are overjoyed with Whitney’s progress in the past several days since our last communication. She has been increasing in endurance each moment it seems – sitting up to eat her meals, feeding herself and cleaning the plate.
We are told that if she keeps this up, the tube they have been using to feed her will be removed soon. Praise God! She sleeps soundly through the night waking only once or twice to use the restroom. After her therapy sessions she sleeps more, getting much needed rest so that she can continue to heal.
She continues to ask when she go home and when she can be rid of the neckbrace. She speaks sweetly in a soft voice asking of those she meets “Hi”; “How are you?”; and “What have you been doing?”

Her college roommate was able to visit and when she sat by Whitney, Whitney asked “Who are you going to room with next year?” To which her roommate replied pointing at Whit and said “You”.

Her smile is coming back, it is beautiful to see!! Her sister seems to get her to smile most often, once getting a laugh from Whitney. Today we had lunch together with Whit in the dinning room and it was like we were sitting at the Cerak’s dinner table once more, smiling, laughing, telling stories with limited participation from Whitney…but still participation!

Whitney is making progress but has such a mountain to climb. Please keep her in your prayers as you have in the past. Thank you all so much for your concern and your tender words of support.

Our hearts STILL choose to say…Blessed be the name of our Lord.

In Christ alone, Whitney’s dad


Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Will of God will not put you where his grace cannot cover you"

Miracles still happen and praise God, today is indeed a Present hence the word present and so let us praise and thank God for everything. For you have seen the hand of God in your tribulations.

A number in God's army.

7:16 PM  

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