Dec 19, 2013

treadmills and holidays

last week, ian got on a treadmill at therapy with assistance from us. on his best round, he got about 10 steps in on his own as he held on onto the handles.

it's small to us that have full use of our legs, but to ian, it was a huge step.

in a few hours we leave for the mountains and the city, to celebrate jesus with our wonderful families.

please enjoy times of rest and hope.



Jill said...

Thank you for sharing this milestone wish is truly exciting!

Have a wonderful Christ-filled Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Happy for Ian.
Hope you all can get some rest as well during the next few weeks.
Wendy in MD

Jane in TX said...

A blessed Christmas celebration to you, Ian & your families. Ten steps seem huge to me also. Walking by 30th birthday--please, Lord!

Anonymous said...

You too Larissa & Ian. I can use rest in Him this Christmas to focus on my Jesus & not busyness♥
"For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:.."--Isaiah 30:14,15 I love you both-x-o- Leslie Dawn☼

waytojo said...

10 steps is phenomenal!!!!!! Way to go Ian. Merry Christ - mas...

beth said...

so much love ~

b in va

Thandi said...

Great achievement! Enjoy the holiday!

Christy, Texas said...

For those of us who have been following your story, significance is certainly seen in those several steps. Praise the Lord! Ian, God give you grace and strength to keep on moving forward!

Merry Christmas!

Erica Juisti said...

I received the best Christmas present yesterday from my loving boyfriend. It was one of Ian's paitnings! He bought the Christmas wreathe. I cried when I opened it knowing that we were able to help in some small way. It is now hanging in our family room for all to enjoy. Thank you for all of your motivation and wisdom. You are both in my heart and in my prayers.

Wishing you and Ian a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Zechariah 4:10 (New Living Translation)
"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin"

God rejoices and is blessing your work, Ian!

Still Praying!

Mary Ann K.

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Alyssa said...

Hi, I started following, your blog, your twitter and instagram after my community group members endearingly shared about your video testimony, admiring you. I rejoice in every victory you share, Im so excited for you and Ian. #walkbythirty!! I'll continue to pray for you! You are such an example of Christ's love, so is Ian, "this is all fleeting," please tell him I said thank you both for sharing hope and life with others, and thank you so much Larissa for your blogging, sharing, for your transparency, your life example, your words of truth, your a real "look up to" in the faith to me and SO MANY others, just wanted to affirm you of things so evident. -Alyssa, 21 Ventura County, CA

Jacob s. said...

I saw the video and was so extremely compelled to pray with all my heart and soul that God would give Ian breakthrough healing this next year. That you guys would continue to walk his path and that it lead to incredible things together. He smiled down and gave me extreme peace, and I know he has wonderful things in store. Stay faithful, accomplish greatness together, and than you for sharing.