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, July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

Psalms 119:103
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.

This was part of the scripture used today in church. How true it is that joy comes from reading, knowing and meditating on Gods perfect word.

Carly and I got up early to send off Sandra and Matt. We even had the motivation to play some tennis(she beat me) before church. After church Carly wanted some quiet time alone so Whitney and I went out for lunch together.It was fun to have time alone with Whitney. Sundays wouldn't be complete with out a nap so.... We had a fun evening with a visit with friends. Another great day. Carly took Whitney back to Hope and "hopefully" got to bed early to be ready for the week ahead.

Love, Whit's mom


Blogger Carrie said...

I never have the motivation to play tennis! Good for you guys! We (my parents & I) love checking for the daily updates. Even though I feel like I'm saying the same things over and over, I can't help it because they are true over and over. You encourage me with your faith. I am praying for Whitney, and for the family. I love you all!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

God Bless You Colleen and your family! How is Carly doing with all of the events? You had mentioned a few times about an internship...she must be busy. Good for her to know what her body and mind needs, asking for some alone time is so healthy. I am proud of all of you and how you are all taking care of yourselves while helping Whit to continue to recover.

It was soooo good to have Newell back with us for worship service on Sunday. I saw him walk in with Pastor Jim, and first thought nothing of it, and then the light bulb went on...and soon we were able to hear from Newell! Our hearts rejoice with yours, our concerns mirror with yours, our faith continues to be in the Lord who is in control!

God Bless you all! We miss you! Take your time coming back...we don't want Whit to have a set back if she is not ready!

hugs to all of you....

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family continues to keep you, and all the families involved in the accident, in our thoughts and prayers. Your scripture readings and “messages” are a constant encouragement to us. We will continue to pray that if it is God’s will Whitney will be able to return to TU for the fall semester. May you continue to rest in the refuge and strength of God’s hands.

A TU mom

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

I'm so excited to hear that Whitney is doing so well! I love you guys and I hope to see you soon!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey birthday buddy,

It was great to see Newell at church yesterday. Again, he would have made you proud. You guys mean sooo much to us. We are thrilled of Whit's progress so far. We serve an awesome God!! Give the girls a hug from all of us here. Take care!! CYH

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am keeping you all in my prayers...much love from all of us here in illinois.


3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we love you.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi from Indian River, again! :) I was in Gaylord on Saturday and noticed on the Gaylord Cinema sign was a message, "We Love You Whitney". I hope she can see it soon! I'm sure there are other messages in town I haven't seen. I'm usually following my list of places for shopping! ha You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We never tire of the daily "progress notes". God is so good. How Great Thou Art!!!
Hugs from IR :-)

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I check your blog every day for updates. It's a story that has touched our hearts like no other. Even though I know there is a request for no media involvement, would you be kind enough to let everyone know when you do decide to go public with Whitney. I know that many people would be disappointed if they missed it - even if it is next year.... Thanks from Canada

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have touched my heart, and God has touched me soul! Thank you!

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who could have imagined you'd be enjoying lunch with your daughter, Whitney, once again!! Amazing. I bet you just look at her and can hardly believe she's here sometimes!

Keeping you all in my prayers. Your God given strength is amazing to witness. I'm praising Him also for Whitney's progress and continuing to remember Laura's family in prayer.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you Know that you have gotten your dates mixed up with some of the previous posts, I thought I would let you Know! Whitney, I am praying for you! Keep up the good work! keep us posted!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So great to hear of Whitney's progress everyday! I have been checking your blog daily for updates and just LOVE to hear how she is doing. I am so amazed at her progress and can't wait for her to be able to go home (I'm sure you feel the same way!). Thanks for your dedication to keeping the world updated and for sharing the message of Jesus Christ. You are truly helping further the Kingdom of Heaven!

Love from Ohio!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you will ever read this blog but in case you do......
I can't begin to tell you the impact that you and your family have had on me. I was getting ready for work one morning and heard the news broadcast that there had been a mix-up. My heart sank and chills ran up and down my spine. I was so happy for you and your family, but so sad to for the VanRyan's. I went to work that day with so many emotions. It made me think about what I would do in that situation. I have a daughter who just turned 17, she and I had not been seeing eye to eye on some things and what used to be our close mother and daughter bond had turned into strangers. As I read what had happend, and that you were alive and that the VanRayn's
were going through what your family had already endured it made me stop and think how short life really can be and that nobody is perfect and that I had been putting so much pressure on my daughter to be "perfect". That night my daughter and I talked, I mean really talked for the first time in months. We talked, laughed and cried. They say everything happens for a reason, because of you I have my daughter back. Through you god showed me that we are not promised tomorrow and that my daughter and I needed to break the wall down that we had built.
I pray that god continues to heal you and bless your family and give you all the strenghth to continue this journey.

Best Wishes

5:37 PM  

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