Sarah Maxwell’s Update

After my first run!

Hello everyone! I wanted to share great news with y’all. I’m feeling AMAZING! In late February, my doctor suggested it was time for me to see a concussion specialist. The specialist tested me and prescribed a combination of physical therapy (at home!) and medicine for five weeks. By my third visit to the specialist, I felt good! At that visit, they tested again, and I “aced” their tests. They released me to embrace life with a return to my normal activities! To celebrate later that week, I went on my first run in 9 months and didn’t experience dizziness or headaches afterward. I love feeling like myself once more.

In other news, I purchased my first car. I’m grateful to have used the family’s car all these years as it has saved me so much, and I appreciate Dad and Mom’s generosity. I asked Dad to car shop with me last week. I wanted a vehicle that was reliable and would last a long time. After driving several vehicles (multiple times) and going to two dealerships, the next day, I purchased a Honda Accord with low miles.

I’m thankful for the Lord filling my life with work, ministry, church, and family. I’m also grateful for all your interest and concern in how I’m feeling. It’s been quite the past year, and I don’t wish to repeat another concussion!


“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
he is my defence; I shall not be moved”
(Psalm 62:5-6).

48 thoughts on “Sarah Maxwell’s Update”

  1. I’m so very happy for you Sarah. The Lord is good. Sometimes we need something taken away from us for a while so we learn true gratitude.

  2. Praise God Sarah, that’s super news and fantastic you have saved enough for a car!
    Love to you all

  3. This is such wonderful news, Sarah! I am so thankful for your recovery. And what a sharp car! I love the color! God is so good to provide for His children!

  4. Sarah, that’s wonderful news! You made a great choice on the car. May God bless you and your family.

  5. This is great news, Sarah. I’m sure you must be so relieved to feel like yourself again. Take care of yourself and enjoy the full, crazy, unexpected journey that is life! In it all, God remains good.

  6. Congrats on new car , thankful your recovery has went good and praying for good health in coming year

  7. Praise the Lord!! Thank you for sharing, a wonderful ray of sunshine in my difficult day…
    Sunny blessings from Austria!

  8. This is such wonderful news! Thank you for the update, Sarah. And I’m so glad that you’ve been able to get back to running again and that it’s feeling great. Hooray!

    And congratulations on your new car as well. The folks I know who drive accords are all very happy with them (personally, whenever I see one, I immediately think of John 12:49, lol! Probably not a bad thing to get that little Bible verse reminder now and then).

    Love the sporty red color too!

    1. Thanks, Katie! Well, I did want red (originally) going into shopping but I soon found that wouldn’t be much of an option. Most vehicles aren’t that color. Well, amazingly, it worked out!

      1. Iโ€™m so glad it did! Itโ€™s such a cool color ๐Ÿ™‚
        Anyway, I am so happy for you and wishing you continued blessings and good health!

  9. So glad you are doing better! Honda accords are really good cars! We have one and in almost 7 years that weโ€™ve owned one, it has given us very little trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. So glad to hear this!!!! Thanks for the update!!:) glad you are feeling better and back to running. Praise the lord!! And congratulations on buying your first car!!!! How exciting!! Love it!!

  11. I’m so glad you are feeling better and that the specialist has given you the all-clear.

    Congratulations on purchasing your new snazzy red car! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Praise God for better health and encouraging news! Congratulations on your new car! God is faithful!

  13. Congrats, Sarah! Both on getting better and getting your new car. Been thinking about you. Take care of yourself and let’s not have any more concussions, okay?

    Yes, God has been opening doors for me in my road of ministry, from unexpected places. It’s been amazing to see Him work that way, and I’ve been learning alot about trust and patience. I’m not a patient person, by an means, but God has been good.

    Have a wonderful week! Love, Rebecca

    1. Thank you! I’ve definitely been teased about needing a helmet. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m so happy for you, Rebecca, on ministry opportunities. Praise the Lord!

  14. Thank you for the update. I have been very remiss in emailing you, but you have been in my prayers. Head injuries are no joke, and I am so glad you are on the downhill side of this. Huge congratulations on the car purchase. I love the color!!

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I have a completely new “appreciation” for what concussion patients suffer from. I’m grateful to be on the other side of it.

      I’m enjoying the car! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. It’s such great news to hear that you’re finally feeling good again and can resume your normal activities! And that’s a very nice-looking car! I’m sure you’ll like it a lot, and I hope it will serve you well.

  16. So glad you are able to run again!
    Awesome car! That’s a great color. If you don’t mind me asking, is it a five speed?

  17. Congrats on the new car!!! Itโ€™s beautiful!! We, too, have had Hondas and they are really good cars!

    Iโ€™m so glad you are over the concussion and cleared from the doctor! I canโ€™t imagine how bad you must have hit your head!!! I had no idea it would take so long to get over a concussion!!! I know you are so happy to be back doing your normal activities!

  18. Iโ€™m so glad to hear how well you are doing! Praise to the Lord for putting His healing hand on you! And for the work of your healthcare professionals. Congrats on your pretty new car! Enjoy it!

  19. So happy you are on the mend! My daughter keeps asking when I can order the next book in the Hilltop Adventures series!

    1. Jaime,

      Thanks! Right now, I’m not actively working on the next book. I’m working full weeks lately. Nut sure what the timing will be on Book #3.

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