Jan 8, 2008

Laughter

I was thinking today of something that Ian used to say to me a lot. "I never want to take life too seriously." Ian wanted to be able to have joy in everything, to laugh at himself frequently, and never take himself too seriously. He always wanted to be able to laugh at other people, usually at their expense.

I've tried to live by Ian's example and live that out through this trial. Ian wouldn't want me to take this affliction so seriously that I couldn't laugh at things. And I believe that God is humoring Ian through this. I trust that God is entertaining Ian's thoughts and is bringing things into his life and mind that he can laugh at, because it is something Ian enjoys so much. I'm sure that Ian has many, many, many hilarious stories saved up in his mind that he will write some day. I can only imagine how many secrets people have told him in confidence over the past year and a half while they were visiting him......:)

Concluding, I would give approximately 2 million bucks right now to hear Ian laugh. His laugh is what won my mom over, and it's definitely something that I miss. I'd pay the same amount to see him smile too, which is something that I've been encouraging him to do.

Maybe, just maybe, it will happen tomorrow.........

Larissa

8 comments:

Jack and Gina Plain said...

Praying for you and for Ian. I'm sure the pain must be so great at times. We have not forgotten. I'm praying especially that you will be encouraged. And for Ian to talk and laugh.

Love, Gina Plain

Bernadine said...

Still praying and believing with you Larissa. I know that God hears and answers prayers and I'm holding faith for Ian's full recovery.

Anonymous said...

My prayer for you Larissa is that YOU can also be the one that whispers in his ears things that he will remember....things that when he does talk that he will tell others and laugh at. I am sure from your stand point that must be hard. I will be praying that you will have all that you need from the Lord to be able to do that. HE so knows the desires of your heart. I may not post much but I sure do read this every day! My prayers are with you and Ian's family...

m&a said...

laris (and the murphys, of course)-

i laughed out loud (or lol'ed) at the thought of ian laughing, making fun of all of us in his own mind, as well as the thought of him being the recipient of many secrets over the past year. :)

i'm praying with you for ian to smile, laugh, talk...and so much more...with you again.

god can and will do it!

love you!

-amber croce

Anonymous said...

May tomorrow be today.
Praying for Ian.

Sandy said...

HI THIS IS JEREMIAH. I HOPE IAN IS DOING WELL. I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR HIM AT MY SCHOOL. AND SO HAS MY MOM AND DAD. ME AND MY FAMLY KNOW WITH A LOT OF PRAYER HE'LL BE FELLING SO GOOD YOU WON'T KNOW HE WAS IN A WRECK.
LOVE JEREMIAH C. KIMMEL

Anonymous said...

thank you, larissa...

it's so refreshing to remember his laugh!!

-cousin bek

BMH said...

oh what an awesome prayer. God is able to do beyond we can even ask or imagine, don't forget that! He's so wonderful!! Miss you dear,
Kristen from PA