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....