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.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

July 26,2006

Psalms 26:2 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my; heart and mind.

Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Tests, tests, tests, Whitney took another 2 1/2 hours of tests this morning. She is being such a trooper, not complaining but knowing that these tests are given for a reason and the results are important and will show the areas of strength and areas of deficit.

Her independent lunch of pizza rolls went off without a hitch and was enjoyed by all. Her afternoon therapies were fine except she didn't enjoy the bucket of ice she had to soak her swollen ankle in and the deep muscle massage also was painful.

We had a great dinner with some friends and ended the evening laying on the bed,leg elevated, trying to decide who would make it to the next week on "So you think you can dance".

Whitney has been going through lots of tests - physical and mental to see where she is at, what she needs to work on and her future plans. I want to close with a couple of verses for the tests we all go through every day of our lives. The results of our tests determine our future and God's love, strength and wisdom are yours to help you through whatever test you are going through.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perserveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will recieve the crown of life, that God has promised to those who love him.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-24,28 Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

With love,
Whitney's mom


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for encouraging us! What an amazing woman you are!

We will continue to pray for Whitney's healing. God will restore her in His perfect timing.
I am also keeping your family in my prayers as you persevere through this time.

I hope the families of the 5 Chosen know how much we all love them and pray for them each day. I hope they know that their loved ones are deeply missed by everyone who knew them, and even those of us who did not.

Praise God for Whitney's life, and her loving family!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the daily updates on Whitney's progress. People all over the world are praying for Whitney, her family and all those involved in this ordeal. God has heard the prayer's of His people. God is so good!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted you all to know that every morning when I get here to work, I sit down at my desk, turn on my computer, and go to the short-cut to Whitney's blog. I rejoice with each and every small and large victory that she achieves. Please know that there are those of us out here who need your testimony, who need to read the verses you choose each day. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.
A grateful Taylor past parent.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for 'pastoring' so many of us through this blog. Everyday I am finding blessings and learning in the scriptures you share. 'Our God is an awesome God.'

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Whitney! Your perseverance is a true inspiration to all who read this blog daily!

God bless!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Don't stop. Don't stop posting Scriptures, because every day you speak deep into my heart and encourage me. To me, that one of the amazing things about God. You are encouraged in the midst of these medical and physical struggles, and I am encouraged in the midst of my struggles that are so far removed and have nothing in common with Whitney--but same passages apply to both of us, and a whole host of people around the world. Love always!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous emily said...

Keep up the great work! You are a living reminder of my favorite verse: 'I can do ALL things though Him who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13. You are amazing!

--Emily from Ojio

1:29 PM  
Blogger A mom in Leo, IN said...

After reading your verses today, I just had to write. My daughter who is 16 is going through some test of her own and we will not know the results until next week. She went to the Dr. again today and I was so blessed with her attitude. As a mom, I so appreciate your perspecitive on things. I know you have been told this many times, but God truly is using your family in an amazing way. Our church in Grabill, IN has many Taylor grads and I have been there to visit teens from our church. I continue to pray for your entire family and all of those involved. God bless you!! :-)

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I read this blog I am reminded of the "city on a hill", or "lamp on a stand". Continue to let your light shine for all to see!

All involved remain in my prayers.

3:49 PM  
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4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a daily blessing.
Thank you.

Thank you for remembering Brad, Laurel, Monica, Laura, and Betsy. After three months, they certainly are not forgotten.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a brave & loving family you are. How wonderous that your love of God allows you to help others with your strong Spirit. I am amazed by your love for each other & your love of the Lord. Praise Jesus. May you soon have your daughter back home. You have all worked so hard & endured so much & put God first in all of it.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ones,

Wonderful verses!! An awesome God to move men by the Spirit so long ago to challenge us and be so personally relevant today!!!!
Love you all. My heart swells with joy and excitement as I read your words.
With all my love,

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading about your daughter's progress and your response to the changes you see every day. Your journal has become a wonderful way for our children to see this remarkable testament to the Grace of God and His Love. We love the Bible passages. Thankyou and with love from the Bryce Family, Pittsfield Massachusetts

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you Whitney. You are such a complete blessing to all who have been reading this blog. Ever since the accident, I have been learning to not take my life for granted. and to not take the lives of my dear friends for granted. Thank you for blessing my life. Thank you for touching me.

-Taylor student '08

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Birthday Buddy,

We're enjoying our last couple of days at Burt lake. We had dinner at the DLB and thought about you guys. When you get home, maybe a motorcycle ride and dinner there?? Give Whit and Carly a hug. We love you guys!!! CYH

11:43 AM  
Blogger Peace said...

Hi there, thank you very much for keeping this blog updated, it is so good to hear about Whitney's progress & how God is continuing to support, love and protect your family. I went to Gaylord a few weeks ago to visit some family & saw the greeting to Whitney on the billboard @ the movie theater... it was then that I found out that my cousin is a friend of Whitney's. She is lucky to have such a strong support system. God bless!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

To the Mom in Leo, IN:
I would like to know your name, I used to attend Grabill Missionary Church and lost a son, Paul Ovitt who was very active in the Youth Group. Actually, he is buried in Leo Cemetery and I still have warm heartstrings for that area.

3:02 PM  

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