Aug 7, 2007


Ian has shared an annual vacation with the same set of cousins and uncles and aunts and grandparents since he was 6 months old. It was always one of the highlights of his summer. Over the last 10 years we've visited the same lake maybe 8 times, and we've vacationed at one particular house for about 6-7 (this year included). Our thinking in taking him on vacation again was to help him hopefully latch onto those old memories. I went early to set the house up for him; I built a temporary ramp for the front of the house among other things. Ian arrived on Friday and left on Monday with Mary.

I think it he enjoyed it. He seemed to enjoy being down on the dock near the water. I think he enjoyed seeing all of his cousins again. I think he did remember some things.

It must be frustrating, though, not to be able to tell us what he's thinking. We keep praying that he could communicate with us. Join us....



Kai said...

I pray for you all daily...

I just wanted you to know that.

I hope to see you soon =).

Anonymous said...

One day he WILL be able to tell you, and you will be surprised at what he will tell you he did understand during this time. He is in there -never forget that, and our God and Father is with him. I am so happy you had vacation time with him.
Our prayers continue to give you all strength. Rene from Latrobe

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine the frustration....I imagine Ian being "in there" and wanting to talk and not being able. Praying each and every day. Gigi
P.S. I also cannot imagine your one can.