May I run

May I run the race before me, Strong and brave to face the foe, Looking only unto Jesus As I onward go.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Catching Up to Run the Race

For those of you who followed  Our Journey Through Suffering know this is my first post in four months. I wish to give thanks to my friends and family who prodded me to keep up with the blog;  you know who you are.

A variety of reasons led to this hiatus.  First, we have been running! When we returned from our vacation in June, Jonathan began his second quarter of college and the kids attended summer camp as campers and counselors at Fort Nisqually. At the time, not yet licensed, Jonathan was dependent on Sarah and me to transport him back and forth to class. This became a logistical nightmare. Sarah and I would begin our day by writing a schedule of who was driving which vehicle and transporting whom.  She is currently working on a political campaign, and we all have been involved in various aspects of it. Just before the primary election in August, we helped wave signs during the morning and evening commutes. This led to more schedule arranging, but it was worth it. The candidate won, and now we are working towards a victory in November!

Second, I didn't feel I could continue posting to the blog. I was no longer walking on the same path. God set Bryan free of pain and suffering. He is now at the feet of Jesus, worshipping his Lord, and Savior. I needed to design something new, but my creativity was dry. This morning, while singing May the Mind of Christ, My Savior, I was moved by the words. During our cancer trials the hymn, Day by Day, kept me focused on trusting God for each passing moment.  Today, I am looking at a bigger picture. I have a race set before me which will bring new trials and triumphs. I need to continue trusting, looking only to Jesus as I onward go.  The memory of my friend, Carla, effortlessly running the hurdles gives a clear picture of this verse. Her eyes never left the finish line; she didn't watch her feet, look to the right or the left, especially not behind, but continued to focus on the end goal, winning every race. May my eyes only focus on what lies before me.

Looking to Jesus,


  1. Susan
    I'm SO looking forward to reading your posts! I have checked daily to see if there were any new posts and I'm thrilled that you are now writing more. I have only known you as Mrs. Bryan Pollock and even though you still are she, I'm excited to see where God takes you from here! I have to admit, I'm a little sad that you won't be posting on the other site..I understand why, but I guess it's just another part to Bryan being gone. What an amazing woman God has created in you. We love you!

  2. Running with you...looking to the finish line.

  3. You are an inspiration to me Susan! Praise God!

  4. Thanks for starting this new blog! I look forward to hearing what God does in your family's lives! And thank you for reminding me of that precious hymn, May the Mind of Christ My Savior--what an encouragement!
    God bless!

  5. I'm so glad you're planning to continue blogging, Mrs. Pollock. Learning from your wisdom and reading of God's provisions in your life is a blessing to me!

  6. Thank you, all, for your generous and encouraging comments!

  7. It's so good to be caught up on the Pollock happenings, glad to hear that you are starting a new blog.
    I was just thinking about you earlier today wondering when a good time to get together would be? I would love to have a long chat with you to see how things are going in your homeschooling this year. After going to the conference last summer, I've often thought back on our "new" goals, realizing that mine are way different then I envisioned, but it's not important what my goals are, but what God's plans are for our family. I'm sure you understand that! I will call you soon to get something set up on the calendar.

    Love in Christ,