Ian had a great speech therapy session today. He was making big movements with his head and face, pulling away from the "annoying" stimuli. His mouth, while not completely healed, is looking much much better. Every time I asked him to rest his head back in his chair, he did it. And he responded to the speech therapist when she asked him to close his eyes.
"Be encouraged to cheerfully offer intercessory prayer, by remembering that such prayer is the sweetest God ever hears...Thus while petitions for ourselves will be accepted, our pleading for others, having in them more of the fruits of the Spirit- more love, more faith, more brotherly kindness- will be, through the precious merits of Jesus, the sweetest sacrifice that we can offer to God. Remember, again, that intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has accomplished."
Thank you, each of you, who has been diligently praying for Ian. Especially now while progress seems to be slower than it was a few months ago, thank you that you continue to plead on his behalf. As quoted above, it is the sweetest sacrifice that we can offer God.