Sep 21, 2007


God has been very kind to us. I was working with Ian for about 15 minutes with his communication today. I had a board in front of him and would ask him questions. He had two answers to choose from and a spoon to point to the right answer with. He got every question right. This is something that the therapists have been working with him on, and their hard work is paying off. Some of the questions that I asked (and that he got right) were, where did you go for your internship last year, which tv show has jerry, elaine, george and kramer as characters, what month is my birthday, etc. But the best was when he remembered where we went for our first date.

He's in there.

Thank you for your prayers.



Anonymous said...

God is so kind to give you all such an encouraging month with Ian! Our family has been praying for him. We're from Elizabethtown, and are members of Living Hope Church in Hbg.

Anonymous said...

Praise God. "Ask, and you shall receive; Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you."

God already healed Him.

Just waiting for the manifestation.

Anonymous said...

how exciting!

praise God!!!

continuing the pray and fast with you regularly.

Anonymous said...

How incredibly encouraging this post is and yet, how much it stirs me to pray even harder for Ian.

How frustrated he must be to REALLY be in there and have such a difficult time communicating to us.

We want him back so much but I can only imagine that he wants to be back even more. He is working so hard to come back... oh let us not grow weary in praying...

Ian, we will keep praying. May the Lord encourage you and give you strength to endure this trial. May He help you to not grow weary and to keep pressing on.

We are still praying Ian. Don't give up.

Vicki G.

Megan said...

Praise the Lord! You and Ian have been on my heart so much these past few days. I've been, and will continue to pray!

Anonymous said...

Of course he is in there! And all the work of the therapists and the family are bringing him out - keep on keeping on.
Love and prayers continue for all of you. Rene from Latrobe

Anonymous said...

Sweet Larissa,
Your message brought tears to my eyes and I praised God for that news. I see how Ian looks at you when you are together and I know he knows you and loves you. Your faith in God shines through in your actions and you and the Murphy's are such an encouragement to all who see you.
Glory and praise to God!

Becca said...

it is so encouraging to hear all the progress Ian is making. we will continue to pray!

Elisabeth Renee said...

My Sunday School students and I are still praying for Ian. They ask about him every week. They will be excited to hear about his progress tomorrow. Thank you for the updates!
Elisabeth from California

Anonymous said...

Sweet Larissa,
How exciting to hear this news! I creid with joy and thanked God for the amazing progress that Ian is making.
I watch you with him and I can see how much he loves you and I feel he can hardly wait to tell you.
You and the Murphy's are such an encouragement for anyone who needs to know how much God loves them.
I know HE is using you all to bless and lead.
I continue to pray for strength for all of you and for a quick complete healing of Ian.

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! Keep working hard Ian!

Anonymous said...

While we all are waiting for him "out here", he has been waiting for us "in there". It is good to be in his world.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome! I bet that is such a huge lift to your spirits! I can just imagine how excited you got, and I can picture you jumping up and down and giving him a big kiss! Rejoicing with you!

Lisa, Bethlehem PA

Judi and Bill said...

Wow! Our GOD is an awesome GOD!! Just stopped by to check on Ian and what wonderful news! Praying for you everyday, Ian, all the way out here in Cleveland, Ohio!!!

leslie said...

He is good!

Anonymous said...

Keep on seeking Him!!! He hears you! Praying with you for Ian's restoration to you!!! A thousandfold :)!!!

Anonymous said...

Larissa, you are being so faithful to Ian and his family. It glorifies God. I still want to come out to visit Ian. I am going to try to find a date in Oct. I'll let you know.

John Haughery

Anonymous said...

This picture stopped me in my tracks. I don't know Ian, but I know his cousin Jessanna. Since the accident, she asked her friends to be praying for him. I was in Washington D.C. with Jessie for a college class trip late last Fall. When we stopped at this memorial by these statues, Jessie sadly but reminiscently told me, "Last time I was here, it was with Ian and he stood in line and pretended to wait too." My heart went out to her and to you guys when she said that. It's one of the only stories I know of Ian that hasn't been posted here. Now I've seen the crazy. I'm still praying, now as much as then--if not more. God's answering--He's moved mountains since then, He won't stop here.

Armando said...

Larissa, you are an amazing person. Your love for Ian is moving and inspiring. I will be praying for Ian.

Amber said...

That's so amazing!!!