Feb 22, 2007
Your Joy Shall Be Full
Ian's speech therapist said she was floored by his response to her this morning. She has been working on getting him to blink once, twice, and close his eyes on command. Usually, he may do it once or twice and there is quite a delay. But she said this morning that he was doing it consistently for about 10 minutes straight. He is also swallowing more than before and doing it in a much more "functional way," meaning he is more often closing his mouth and touching his tongue to the roof of his mouth, like the rest of us swallow.
His right eye still looks really good and he's using it a lot more than before. His mouth looks like it's starting that vicious cycle again of becoming sore. Please pray that his mouth would heal and he would have total comfort.
Ian has looked really great the past two days that I've been with him. It's been really encouraging to see new movements, even if they're small. But, I'm still ready for this affliction to be over. I'm ready for Ian to talk to me again. It's a constant battle with my thoughts to trust that God's timing is perfect. I feel like Ian is missing so much in everyone's lives and I'm not sure if any of us remember what normal life feels like anymore. But today I was thinking of all the times in my life that I've been wrong and all the times that what I thought was right was completely backwards compared to what God had planned for me. I'm so grateful that I serve a God who is never wrong! I can picture what I wish my life were like right now, but obviously that's not what is best for me or for Ian. This is normal life now, and this new normal that God has given us is completely perfect.
"..when you are dry, go to God, ask him to shed abroad His joy in your heart, and then your joy shall be full."