Monday, December 28, 2009

My Redeemer Lives

Due to the lovely Erie weather, we will not be making the trip to Harrisburg today :(  I am so bummed.  I mean really....hardly any snow all winter, then the day I need to drive 5 hours we get slammed?! Oh well.  We have no other choice than to put our trust in the Lord and know that His plan is the best plan.  Our new plan is to drive to Punxsy tomorrow night to visit with Shawn's family (since the weather prevented us from seeing them on Christmas day) and then drive the 3 hours from Punxsy to Harrisburg bright and early Wednesday morning, then drive home to Erie either Wednesday night or Thursday depending on the weather.  Keep our travels in your prayers please!

I am posting a video that I saw quite a while ago.  Today a friend texted me and said she saw this video and thought of me.  God must have known I needed to see this today.  This video is amazing.  Team Hoyt is the story of a father, Dick Hoyt, who pushes his son, Rick Hoyt, in a wheelchair in marathons and triathlons across the country. You will have to scroll to the bottom to pause the music player.Each day I try my hardest to put my full faith in my heavenly Father.  I am realizing He can only get me to the finish line if I trust that He will....not just trust a little and have some doubts...NO....trusting 100%, completely, totally, wholy, entirely, with every ounce of my being.  Is that possible? I think it is.  That means letting go when things don't go exactly as I planned and trusting fully that God has the best plan.  This means resting easy, just as the son in this video does as he lies in the raft while his father pulls him in a raft across a lake he could not otherwise swim through.  The man in the wheelchair is me during this process in many ways.  I feel like I am completely helpless at times and my only hope is my Redeemer. He WILL pull us across the finish line because this is a marathon HE started.  When we cannot walk this walk on our own, he WILL carry us.  We are ready for a breakthrough.  We know God will provide in every area of need during this adoption.  He WILL take care of us financially, emotionally, and physically.....if we just let him. 


  1. I'm sorry that the weather had different plans and that you couldn't leave to finish up your paper work! I wish you safe travels as you make your way to Harrisburg. Punxy? I grew up in the DuBois area. Small world.

  2. I'm so proud of you and Shawn:) U truly are my hero sarah. I love you both. -Jill