Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Photo and A Story

Every photo has a story behind it. Ian had many caregivers in his life, one of his first ones was Alyssa, his camp counselor from Camp Milldale. Alyssa was with Ian for 3 summers and would continue to visit and spend time with our family after she moved onto her teaching career. The other day I got an email from her with this amazing photo.  It brought back so many wonderful stories of their time I asked Alyssa if she was game to share the story behind  the photo. In Alyssa's words...

One of Ian's favorite games to play when I came to babysit or visit was doctor, and of course, he was the doctor. I knew exactly where you kept the doctor's kit in the basement because I was always immediately sent downstairs to get it when I walked in the door. In the earlier years, I would lie down on the couch and Ian would use the various tools to examine me or give me shots. I underwent at least 20 "surgeries" in his capable hands...or should I say maybe not so capable because at least once or twice he forgot to sew me back up or put my brain back :-) Later on when he was not as mobile, he would still boss me around, telling me which tools to hand him and what to do with them. Then it was my own fault if my brain got left out of my head ;p When I think about Ian, this is one of my favorite memories. 

Thanks for sharing Alyssa and putting a smile on our faces with this wonderful photo and story.


Marci Scher said...

Jodi Postol This doctors kit has made its way to my classroom and my kids love it. Now I will always see this picture in my head as they continue to play.

Heather Lev πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• this story and πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•this photo!! What a smile!!!!

Sallie Brovitz-Palmer Love that smile and picture!

Rachel Rosenberg What a great smile!
Treasure, DREAM, LIVE He loved playing doctor with her. Would give her brain transplants but forget to sew her back was great.

Marci Scher said...

Samantha Gitli Schaefer What a great photo and story! Love Ian's smile!

Amy Eisenberg Samay Every doctor should have blue glasses like that!

Cheryl Snyderman said...

Marci/Brian - this is absolutely the cutest picture I have ever seen of Ian!!