Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday, March 22

Hello to all. Today was quite a restful day for Clay. During the first visit, Clay had some sunglasses on. He had them on yesterday for most of the morning. He did not want them removed. The nurse told us that some of the kids like to hide behind their sunglasses. The X-ray showed that Clay's lungs are better. He was moved to his wagon for a few hours today. He was happy to be placed back in bed on top of his special air mattress. He also ate a little bit of jello at lunch. His next surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. We are not exactly sure what procedure the doctors will perform during this surgery. We will find out more tomorrow. We hope you all had a restful Sunday.
We heard some special thoughts during our church meeting today.
* Faith is a positive thinker. It can take a negative experience and make it positive.
* We can be a thermometer or a thermostat; we can either give a reading of our environment or we can set the temperature.
* During the storm, the leaves have to cling to the branch. If they are blown off, they will not be a part of the tree.
Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Thoughts from NE are still in Texas with you all..every day. Visited with some of the friends today at a special meeting in Kansas, that are also following Clay's progress via this blog. We don't know you, they don't either, but it's a wonderful fellowship that unites us, isn't it? Take care. Thumbs up to Clay!!

  2. It's always nice to hear when he has a good restful day! We think of you all several times a day & say many prayers for Clay. He is number one on our prayer list. Tell him Brie from Ms. Sherry's class says hello. God bless you!

  3. My family heard about your son's accident and our heart goes out to you and your family. We had a Memorial Barrel Race and Roping for my dad Steve Rater, who passed away 2yrs ago. We also wanted to include your family and have a benefit to help you through this tragedy. My dad loved kids and I know he is smiling down from heaven. We raised $4,470...the donations came from the loving and caring people of Archer City and many surrounding counties. We all have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Kristen Morrison

  4. Dear Fite Family...I don't know you personally, but I have friends that are friends with the extended family. I have three wonderful boys that remind me so much of yours. I just wanted you to know that my Life Group prays for all of you daily. Clay is very blessed to have such wonderful parents and brothers! Stay strong and remember there are so many people that are lifting all of you in prayer.
    Love and Prayers,
    Lisa Thomas
    Waco, Texas

  5. Dear Fite family:
    Thank goodness for your restful day. Continuing prayers for you and your brave young sons. Will be thinking of you as the next surgery comes up. Praying that Clay's Teams provide all of you the best and his fast healing without any complications!

    Iasiah 35:10
    “And the ransomed of the Lord will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

    Have a good week,
    Jeanne' and Gary Snyder

  6. We are glad Clay had a restful Sunday; that should give him strength for today's therapy, etc. We will be waiting to hear what surgery awaits him on Tuesday. We will keep him in our prayers. Thank you for sharing thoughts from your Sunday morning meeting. Love you all, Dawn & Pam

  7. Dear Fite Family,
    Glad to hear you had a restful Sunday, and that sweet Clay ate a little Jello and that his lungs look better. Just wanted to let you all know what an awesome example of faith and dedication you all are to all of us!! We will keep the prayers and positive thoughts going. Thanks for the updates and your words of wisdom.
    McClendon family

  8. We have been thinking of each one of you so much these past weeks and we do appreciate the updates. Also, appreciated the thoughts you shared from meeting yesterday. Hope this is a good week for Clay..and the rest of your little family. With care in His love, Rudonna Pipgras..and family...from NC

  9. We appreciate the daily update....and especially the thoughts shared from your special meeting. We love you and are thankful for each little step towards getting better. Have a great Monday.
    Love Chuck, Lori and the boys

  10. Am thrilled to hear that his lungs are better and that you've been ministered to with words of hope. Christ is the Master at taking what the devil meant for evil and transforming it into something amazing! Clay will forever be a testimony of that scriptural truth. Praying for you all . . . especially for little Clay. (We have a grandson his age.)

  11. I'm glad that Sunday was a restful day! I continue to pray for ya'll everyday and Clay's healing. Please know that you have so many people praying for you and that God is doing great things! Thank you for your updates- I look forward to them everyday!!

    The Woods Family, Quanah, TX

  12. Clay your my HERO!

    Keep it up.

    I would like to help with any Fund Raisers that you may help Clay....this goes out to all the
    folks that are praying and wanting to help Clay.

    P Smith

  13. Thinking of you all today! I love to picture Clay in his wagon going visiting. Tugs on my heartstrings!!! Tanner says to tell Clay "Hope you get better! Did you catch any fish when you went fishing? (picture on his page)". Taryn says "Get better and I'll be praying for you!"

    Love ya'll,
    Kalin, Melisa, Tanner & Taryn Audrain

  14. I saw a prayer request for Clay on the prayer list of my church family, North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford. You are in my prayers and what an inspiration and an example of walking in faith your family is. I am praying that God will cover you tomorrow during Clay's surgery and that God will be the surgeon's hands and His presence will be felt surrounding Clay, the operating room and those loved ones in the waiting room. In His Love,

    Shirley Wright McCrory

  15. So glad that Sunday Clay had a restful day and that you two had a meeting that was restful to your hearts. Thinking of you so much, Morgan and Michelle

  16. Good evening once again form our little farm in Kansas. Goodness it was windy here today. They said 50 miles per hour. Got alittle rain this evening with some good old hail. No damage. Hoping all goes well there tonight. I can just picture those sunglasses Clay. How are the other little fellows? In school I suppose. Just wanted to give you all our love before bed. Your friends Stan and Helen Chipperfield.

  17. Hello, from Happy, TX. Roy and Arlene Bryan send greetings and prayers and blessings to Clay and all his family and friends. All is well here and the snow we got Friday is just about all gone...most of it landed in the bar ditches and fence rows so the weeds will be really "pretty" there.
    Clay we are praying for you, roy and arlene