Jun 21, 2007

Today was a busy but good day for Ian. He was able to go to Youth Camp tonight, a camp put on by our church that Ian has gone to since he was 12. He was pretty responsive at certain times throughout the night. It just seems right to take him places like we did tonight where he hears worship and messages. It's sure to be encouraging for him and honoring to God. He communicated to me tonight just before he fell asleep that he was glad he went and it was all very familiar to him.

God continues to answer our prayers. We have been praying that Ian would respond to his therapists so that we would get more therapy visits, and he did exactly that yesterday when he held my hand.

Val L- You get a special shout-out tonight. Ian had a modified barium swallow done today and he did really well. He swallowed when he was supposed to and everything. They said he could start having thickened liquids orally so today he had some coffee. I can't wait to hear from Ian what his memories of his sessions with you are....I'm thinking they'll be pretty hilarious:) we miss you tons Val!

"When we reach heaven, there will be no sanctifying us there, no squaring us with affliction, no planing us with suffering. No, we must be made ready here—all that Christ will do he will do now; and when he has done it, we shall be ferried by a loving hand across the stream of death, and brought to the heavenly Jerusalem, to abide as eternal pillars in the temple of our Lord."



Anonymous said...

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

Anonymous said...

That is just awesome - Val

m&a said...

yay! ian drank coffee!

i hope it was commonplace coffee. :)


Anonymous said...

I can't believe he swallowed the barium!! Talk about gross, and he did it! God is so, incredibly, awesome.

Thank you, Larissa, for loving Ian and keeping us up to date and for the Spurgeon quotes that are separate treasures in themselves.


Anonymous said...

Good for Ian, next he'll be at starbuckx. Won't he be surprised indiana has one! C.W.S. ... what a heart he had. Now he's a pillar in heaven.