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.........