Psalm 84:5 struck me today: "Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion." As we face another day with Ian in a coma, I need to remember where my strength for the next moment comes from. There should be a highway in my heart that sends trust and praise to God and recognizes and receives care and strength from God. Moment by moment, Lord, help me to trust you and praise you. Send continual strength from your throne.
Ian was with a therapist today who was trying to get him to give a high five. To the therapist's disappointment, Ian wouldn't do it. Later, as I recounted this story it occurred to me he wouldn't have done that before wreck; it's highly unlikely he would do it now. Larissa asked him, then, to hold her hand. Ian did that. She asked him to do it again. He did it again. The therapist chimed in and said that if he did it again that would be a sign of consistency (something everyone has been looking for from the beginning). Larissa asked him to hold her hand again. Again, he reached out his hand took hers. He's slowly making progress.
He continues to have back pain. Please pray. It keeps him from doing things we think that he could do.
Thank you for your prayers.