Jun 8, 2007


Ian had a good and busy day today. Heather reported that he responded well to her. Today he was outside with Lydia and he was kicking a ball with her while he was in his chair. I got to go out with him again tonight and we watched a huge thunderstorm from St. Bernard's Church, which is on a big hill overlooking Indiana. And then after he got home we sat him up on the edge of his bed again. He did such a great job and we could tell that he was concentrating so hard on what he was doing. It's a good thing that he's so stubborn because it's really paying off now:)

Seeing Ian sitting up is so encouraging. We remember his sessions at Children's when he could barely hold his head up and it took two people to hold him up. Now he's figuring out how to sit up on his own. God is healing him so much. I want to be quick to look back at where we were, because it reminds me of how far God has brought us.

"A sick saint is often used by God far more than the most eloquent preacher...let true religion be your life and then your life will be true religion...You, who can do no more than simply sit at Jesus' feet and listen to His words will not be neglected or overlooked."
Beside Still Waters, Spurgeon


Anonymous said...

I got a card once that said:
"I'm so happy for you that my smile muscles hurt!"
That's the way I feel about the last two posts that tell us about Ian's progress.
Thank You, Lord, for hearing and answering our prayers! We see Your hand at work and we thank You for Your blessings!

Still Praying!

Mary Ann K.

Anonymous said...

Dear Murphys and Larissa,
Thank you always for the wonderful, uplifting messages and updates. I praise our wonderful God and Saviour for His hand in all these good things! It is so good to hear of these miracles and to know that the Lord so strengthens you all.
Jean R.

Anonymous said...

The whole family is evidence of eloquent preaching to me. I am always blessed by what you have to share. A good day for Ian is even more of a blessing.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear of Ian's progress..
Praying for you !

Anonymous said...

Dear Murphy's,
We are so happy Ian is healing. Each step is a miracle. This is so encouraging to share with our kids. They pray everyday for Ian, and I can share with them Gods answered prayers!

The Scherf's

Anonymous said...

God is SO good! You are all blessing us! Your courage and strength gives us courage and strength. Keep up the good work, Ian - you arm blessed! - a wonderful family and a very caring and loving girlfriend (who has a beautiful faith, which keeps her going - I am sure) - (so glad you got to have another date together - and enjoyed watching the storm God sent our way) Continued prayers, Rene (Latrobe)