Mar 13, 2007

Pray that he could sing again

Mary was with Ian today and said he was moving around a lot as we've noticed him doing more in the last week or so. He was in his stander today and appeared to be struggling to reach an area on his body that was bothering him, so Mary put her hand there and made an adjustment or two. He responded by simply not reaching for that spot anymore. One nurse as he was taking care of Ian asked him to lift his arm for some reason, and he did. Twice more the nurse made the same request, and he did it each time. Fairly consistently now, he rubs his nose and eyes and goes for "sleepies" in his eyes. These are small signs of progress.
Here's a new prayer request: pray that he would talk. He appears to be trying, but he just can't get it all together to pull it off. He can make noise, though we haven't heard that in a while, either. Pray that he would make noise with his voice. Pray that he would begin to say words. In fact, pray that one day he could sing and worship again.
Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
Awake, [Ian], and sing of Him who died for thee!



david santos said...

This work is very good, thank you
have nice week

Anonymous said...

P Miller

Anonymous said...

Y'know, Steve, I had a goofy thought. (I have MANY goofy thoughts; I'm just sharing this one.) Since it's been mentioned a few times that Ian rubs his eyes, I wonder if by Ian rubbing his eyes, that he is trying to wake himself up. Like one might do after a night's sleep. Maybe he's thinking to himself something like, "OK...wake up now..." and he's doing what one might do to "wake up".
Thank you for your post on Ian's progress. I will pray your request that Ian talks. God is able!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

mike hartnet said...

Just prayed you you guys,

God is good,