Oct 18, 2007

Ian has been pretty sleepy this week. It might be from outpatient therapy, but really there's no way to tell what's causing it. He had a great session of sitting up last night- it was probably his best one yet. He's getting much stronger and is able to hold himself up for longer amounts of time. Tonight his back was hurting and didn't want to sit up. He tends to have back aches a lot so that is a good point of prayer.

We're so blessed to have had such warm weather this fall because it means we can spend a lot of time out on the patio with Ian. It will be really weird when it's too cold, because we've literally been out there every day with him since he came home.

Thank you, as always, for praying for Ian. Please pray that he would not have back pain. Pray that he would continue to communicate with us. Pray that the Lord would give him endurance and that he would return to us soon.

"Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all."



leslie said...

"...My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." most gladly, therefore, i will rather boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2 corinthians 12:9

Anonymous said...

Praying and thingking of you often Ian and Larissa. He will continue to do great things for you.Harry & Crystal-Belleville,PA

jenny said...

Though it may be hard when he sleeps, perhaps it is a good thing. Perhaps it give his brain a chance to heal. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

...I've been thinking a lot about the name of the blog: Pray for Ian. It could have been named any number of names, but "Pray for Ian" is the best name for it. It's what we all can do for Ian (and his family and Larissa) and it's what God's Word calls us to do.
Sometimes, in our flesh, it might get frustrating that we can't "help" Ian in some tangible way, but we surely can always, always pray for Ian as so many are!

Mary Ann K.

Anonymous said...

No "new" words of encouragement or hope....just reading and praying. He is still here..........gigi

Tim said...

Larissa, I continue to pray for Ian, you, and the Murphy family. - TimK, Wellspring Church