Ian and I had our first date tonight in seven months. I remember that the last one we went on was to Cozumel, a Mexican restaurant, two days before the accident. I was looking forward to it all day and throughout the day when Mary asked Ian about it, he communicated that he remembered too that we had a date planned. We drove around town and went to some of the places that we used to go to. Steve came to our rescue after a slight mishap with Ian's head rest falling off but after that we were good. Ian was awake the whole time just looking out the window. We drove around IUP and to my old apartment building. I tried to find the Murphy's old house on Grandview Ave and then we went to St. Bernard's church, which is up on a big hill and has a great view of town. We stopped by Jen and Stephen's and the four of us hung out in the van for awhile. It was nice to just do normal things with Ian, even if we have to do them a little bit differently and it was nice to just have a special time with him like our dates before.
"As to myself, if I had been told what I was to learn through these protracted sufferings, I am afraid I should have shrunk back in terror and so have lost all the sweet lessons God propsed to teach me. As it is, he has led me on, step by step, answering my prayers in his own way and I cannot bear to have a single human being doubt that it has been a perfect way. I love and adore it just as it is."
Thank you for praying for Ian. Please pray that God restores him completely and that on our next date, he'll be the one driving:)