Today I want to remember at least one thing to be thankful for- swimming. Last night Ian and I went to Zink pool and got in the water with just the help of the lifeguard. Once we were down the ramp, we were able to be by ourselves. Last summer, getting in the water took me, Steve and Caleb. And someone had to be next to us the whole time. Even transfers, something that used to take at least two people, is something that the two of us can do by ourselves. And we don't need to use that silly hoyer lift anymore. Ian's strong enough to do it on his own. And he gets mad at me when I do a "horrible transfer", in his own words- but that just makes me laugh because it's a wonderful thing that he can get annoyed at me.
There are still many things left undone in Ian, and many things that we long to see in him. At least for today, I need to remember mercy.