Sep 28, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
ian also is consistently using his sign language, mainly for yes and no. it is so helpful for him to be able to make decisions. pray that he learns how to respond more and more quickly when we ask him questions.
we're getting closer to the two-year mark that i'm dreading. i want to keep praying for complete healing
thank you, always
Sep 21, 2008
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices!
May he grant you your heart’s desire
and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
O LORD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.
Sep 12, 2008
Last night we were eating appetizers outside for Mary's birthday and Ian would grab hummus wrapped in a piece of bread and feed himself. He also grabbed his cup from Mary too.
The best part of the day was when we were all sitting out on the patio after dinner. We were having a dance party for Lydia and we started listening to "Globetron." For those that don't know, Globetron was a "band" consisting of Ian, David and Mark Persson. David and Mark, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all of the songs were probably recorded within a few hours and were completely impromptu. We were listening to Forbidden Love, a song that Ian did the vocals for. We were all laughing really hard and soon Ian broke out into the biggest smile that we've ever seen in the last two years. And that just made us all start laughing even harder. David, I tried to get a picture for you but missed the opportunity:)
I continue to be humbled by Ian's steadfastness and diligence and faith in God. I want to keep praying that he starts talking soon. Advancing in his self-feeding is a huge step toward talking.
Thank you, always