May 8, 2007

Ian smiled at me a few times in a row today. It was the first I'd seen him smile since he was at Lifecare. Very encouraging:) Also, yesterday I was shaving his face and couldn't get a few spots on his moustache so he took the razor a few times and did it himself. I could tell it was taking a lot of effort to do it, but he did make it up to his moustache where I was telling him to shave. He knew what I was asking him to do.

"But although tribulation is thus the path of God’s children, they have the comfort of knowing that their Master has traversed it before them; they have his presence and sympathy to cheer them, his grace to support them, and his example to teach them how to endure; and when they reach “the kingdom,” it will more than make amends for the “much tribulation” through which they passed to enter it."
-Charles Spurgeon

Please pray that staffing would be found for the weekend shifts. Please pray that he comes back to us fully restored. I miss him.



Anonymous said...

He smiled! I can't wait to see it. I haven't seen him smile since the night before the accident, and then he was howling. That's what I'm really waiting for---Ian laughing. I can't wait.


Anonymous said...

Larissa, thank you for your strength. You are such a strong woman of God, and you will be blessed greatly- I'm praying that it will be that Ian wakes up soon!!
Always praying...

Lois Sensenig said...

God,s blessings upon you Dear Larissa. I have hear many people say that it is so encouraging to see the faith that God has given you and it has really help them.
I am praying that God gives Ian back to you as he was.

I am also praying that you will not give up. Your God is able to hold you up always.I know that you know that.

You two have become almost like my grandchildren to me!

Love and prayers,
From Lancaster

Anonymous said...

I've never met Ian, but from what I hear he is a great guy. I am sure you miss him a lot, probably more than any one can imagine. I pray that the Lord will restore Ian's body to the condition it was in before the accident. Keep on trusting God.

Moriah Freeman
(Crossway Church of Lancaster)

Anonymous said...

How awesome to know that Ian is responding to you like he is!! It sounds like his TBI is healing and you can have hope that, in God's perfect timing, he will be back to the "old" Ian you all knew! Keep the faith and we'll keep on praying for Ian! God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Ian has a great caregiver in YOU, Larissa!
God bless you, dear!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

TimKurtz said...

Larissa - I continue to pray for Ian, you, and the Murphy family as well as Lord Of Life Church. As I head away for a day-long personal retreat, you all will be interceded for. Thanks for blogging faithfully. - timk

Anonymous said...

Ian fully restored. What a great thing to hope for from our great God. Thanks for the reminder to keep on praying...

Anonymous said...

God has faithfully placed Ian on my heart daily so I am praying for his complete awakening.. soon very soon. I am a forgetful person but not these days for your precious Ian.Thank-you for sharing your heart as God grows you all in His wisdom and ways.
joyce in jipip

Anonymous said...

Praying for you-- I will pray for laughter and speaking