I remember when Ian was a very young boy how everything he did was new and exciting for us. I remember the video of him banging a tamborine against his leg and how cute that was. I remember some of the funny things he said. I also remember when he would "draw" scribbles, and we would praise his attempts.
It seems we're starting over, but this time it's bittersweet. Today, for example, when a friend put a pen in his hand (with some coaching) he used it to make marks on a page. He also gave one of our attendant care workers, Bill, a clear shaking of his head to indicate he didn't want drops of water put in his mouth. Ian also shook Bill's hand tonight. These are small things, but we take some comfort in hearing these reports.
We keep encouraging Ian to use his voice, so he can tell us when he's in pain or when he needs something. Please keep praying that he would use his voice.
Thank you for praying.