May 6, 2007


Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Ian had another good day on Saturday. When he was awake he was pretty alert and he also took some nice naps. We had a little campfire last night that hopefully he enjoyed and we watched some familiar movies and shows with him.

Yesterday morning I was having my devotion time with him and was reading through Genesis. I got to the part about the Tower of Babel and wasn't sure how to pronounce Babel. So I asked Ian to blink at the right pronunciation. Three times he blinked to the one way I was saying it. I asked Steve how it was pronounced and Ian was blinking to the right one. Not only does that show me that he remembers somewhat obscure things like how to pronounce words, but it shows me that he knew I was reading God's word to him. I hope it is bringing him comfort and peace.
We've seen Ian more alert this week than we ever have at the hospital. Please keep praying with us that this continues and God brings him back to us fully.

Larissa

5 comments:

Marge said...

We are so grateful to read these good reports! Though I don't leave comments often, please know that we are reading your posts and praying daily.

-The Sweigart Family

Anonymous said...

Larissa,
I was in your N.A. group last year and am a member of the Lancaster church (I'm the one from Montoursville). I have been overwhelmed by the evidences of grace that God has been putting in your life. Your faith is such an encouragement to me.

Praying for you and Ian,
Elaine

Emmie said...

My first grandson, 5, is named Ian. I found your blog through a link from a link, etc. I have been praying for him and for you and the family. What a precious post! I love that God is teaching you more and more about Himself. He is worthy! Someone in Central Texas is praying for you. May our dear God give you the desires of your heart as you delight in HIM!

Yours and His,
Emmie

Anonymous said...

This is so great. Ian is home! And it seems like he's definitely doing much better...where he belongs. I'm so happy! Still praying that he'll start talking soon- I'm sure he'll have a lot to say!
love y'all,
rebekah.b

Anonymous said...

Dear Larissa,
It is so wonderful to hear about Ian's progress and God's healing power! I am so thankful to hear that you are reading God's Word to Ian. How precious it must be in our Heavenly Father's sight to see His children searching out His Word to know Him more. We are encouraged in Colossians 3:16 to "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
May you both continue to grow in grace together as the Lord restores Ian and may you spend many precious hours in His Word together.
Love and prayers,
Chris Pusateri