Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 29th

Hello to everyone. Clay had a good day. He was uncovered at 6:00 this morning. I thought he looked cold so I grabbed a baby blanket and covered his chest and legs. His eyes promptly opened and he motioned with his hand to remove the blanket. He indicated that he was hot. I pulled down my mask and blew cool air over his arms and chest. Apparently this is just what he needed because every time I would stop he would wave to me to blow some more. He was awake at 8:00 and had a good bit of juice and almond milk with a few ice chips in between. We were a little late for the 11:00 visit and when we went in the door was closed to his room. We thought it was strange that they had not finished his dressing change, but when we looked in, his nurse Arne had drawn a face on his mask and made an eye mask and they were playing Ninja Turtles. They brought Clay a lunch tray and while he is not really interested in the food he was quite happy with the red jello. He ate several small bites and had some apple juice and more almond milk. He was awake for every visit today and did not have an upset stomach all day. We are thankful for this, because he has had some trouble holding everything down. I had an opportunity to visit with Dr. Arnoldo today and Clay is still on the surgery schedule for Tuesday. The surgeries are always moving targets but he indicated that they would probably work on Clay's face or left hand depending upon what they found when they started. I wanted to share a thought from our special meeting last weekend. We heard that you cannot save or store up grace. It flows out on an as needed basis. We have found that no matter how good or bad Clay's days are we can always count on God's grace. Thanks to everyone and goodnight.


  1. I know I don't sign this blogspot... but I just had to today because I was reminded of a song.

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
    Amazing love, now flowing down
    From hands and feet that were nailed to the tree
    His grace flows down and covers me.

    Simple little song, but oh, so beautiful. Maybe the next time I'm down, I will sing it for Clay.

    God bless y'all... we are still continually praying.


  2. What wonderful news that you were able to hold Clay in your arms. I'm sure the love flowing back and forth between all of you was a healing in itself. Our prayers continue for all of you. You are never far from our thoughts.

    Butch & Carol Willis

  3. Love your thoughts on grace! Isn't it true, that no matter what, His grace IS sufficient? I am always amazed that there is always enough! So glad he had a great day! Prayed a lot for you all! Annie continues to remember Clay in her prayers and Cody and Carson are household names here as well! We love you! Missy and family

    2 Co 12:9
    But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

  4. Praying for you during this time of recovery.

    “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” I Thessalonians 5:28

    May you know the Lord’s tender healing touch giving new strength for each new day.

    The Snyder's

  5. We are so glad Clay had a good and restful Sunday and it looks like his tummy might be settling down some. All good news! Thanks for sharing the thoughts from your special meetings; your experiences have taught us so much and you have handled it all with God's grace. Have a good Monday, Dawn & Pam

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  7. You all are such a blessing to our family. It is amazing to me how God can use someone elses vallies in life to help encourage us in our faith. You all are such an inspiration to us as we continue our walk in life. My husband and boys always say they can not wait to meet Clay, becasue he has become such a daily part of our lives. We continue to pray for strength and peace for you all, as well as healing for Clay. God is Good!....I always wonder how someone could read about all that Clay has already overcome and still question whether God is in control....

    With Love,
    Leigh, Tony, Derrik, Desiree, Caleb and Isaac Pollock

  8. Still praying and thinking about you. You are teaching us so much by showing how close you are to God and how you handle each day. Thank you. Still praying!!

  9. We have happy tears as we read that you were able to hold Clay....How Wonderful!!!!! What a balm to a parent's heart, and we know that you did not want that to end!! Glad for the continued progress! We continue to be with you in thought and heart and prayer.....

  10. Dear all of you wonderful people:
    We were told of your accident and your blog site was shared with us and we have been following faithfully ever since. Your wonderful faith and trust in God's care has been an inspiration--we have smiled and cried as we read your experiences. We have four sons so can imagine the love and concern you are feeling! You don't know us, but we feel we know you--we are glad to hear of your progress and rejoice along with you. All of the blessings of heaven to you and your precious friends and family!