In the article by John Piper that Larissa referenced called "Don't Waste Your Cancer," David Powlison adds some comments that struck me:
"Other people will often express their care and concern [which so many of you have] by inquiring about your health [or Ian's health]. That's good, but the converstation easily gets stuck there. So tell them openly about your sickness [or the latest news about Ian's recovery], seeking their prayers and counsel, but then change the direction of the conversation by telling them what your God is doing to faithfully sustain you with 10,000 mercies."
I want to update people on Ian's condition, but I don't want the conversation to get stuck there.
God is faithfully sustaining us (thank you for praying for us as well as Ian). There really are 10,000 mercies every day that we so easily forget. They're things we don't deserve. God is still good.