A friend was in today to work with Ian. She's known Ian for a long time, and when he was younger Ian noticed and commented on a pair of earrings she had. He called them eyeball earrings, because they had a large black circle in the middle of them and looked to him like eyeballs. On Sunday when she visited, in honor of Ian's comments on that pair of earrings, she wore them when she came to visit. She took a lot of time to remind Ian of the story of when he had dubbed them "eyeball earrings".
Today, while she was working with him, he reached up to touch a different pair of earrings she was wearing as if he had noticed that she wasn't wearing the eyeball earrings. She asked him if he remembered her wearing them only two days ago, and he gave a long blink confirming that he remembered. That may sound insignificant, but for Ian it's huge. He's aware and is remembering things. Thank you, Lord.
Thank you for praying.