Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday, November 7

I had a few minutes this morning, so I wanted to post something that touched my heart. Cody, Clay, and I were sitting at the dinner table last night (Chance was in Oklahoma for business and Carson was at a 4-H judging contest). Cody was worrying about Clay's surgery on Monday & was also wondering if he could just miss a few days of school to sit with us at the hospital. I reassured him and told him that there was no need to worry about tomorrow until tomorrow comes. I then said, "And this could be the day that the Lord returns." Then Clay said "Oh, I hope this is the day because then I will have a new body." The things that children say touches the depths of our souls.
We will get Carson & Cody to school Monday morning and then head to Dallas. We are to be at Children's Hospital by 11:00am. Clay will have his pre-op and then head to the O.R. at approximately 12:30pm. We are not sure how long the surgery will take, but he will stay in the hospital overnight. My twin sister has been really sick; so, my mom is in Nebraska helping them with our nieces. My mom has been away from home so much this year-thanks, Dad, for holding down the fort while she has been away. The boys will be staying with some friends here in town. We are grateful that we have many wonderful friends willing to help with Carson & Cody. Thank you so much! We are very thankful for all the help and encouragement near and far.

21 comments:

  1. How sweet! Out of the mouths of babes!
    Hope your sis gets better and we'll be hoping that all goes well with the surgery.
    Love, Laura

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  2. There is sooo much we can learn from children! We are thinking of all of you and will stand by from afar on Monday.

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  3. Wishing the best for the surgery on Monday too! I love what kids come up with...most of the time! Their little minds take in so much!

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  4. Little children often have the deeper thoughts! So sweet! Hoping all goes well with the surgery!! We'll be anxious for news again!

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  5. How wonderful to have the spirit of a child! Thanks for that sweet post!

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  6. Good morning,
    Read your post last night and was glad to hear from you all. Thank goodness for Joy. I bet her suitcase lid stays open wondering "where am I going next." Hope Dana gets better very soon.
    Our hearts will be with you tomorrow and we hope for the very best for Clay.
    Thought this might interest you and maybe not. I had a twin brother and when I was thinking of him, he was thinking of me, when something happened to him, something would happen to me, when I would get sick, He would get sick. when he was dignosed with cancer, 2 years later I was dignosed with cancer. Or vice versa. We were not identical. BUT he passed away in 2001 and I am still living. When I would call him on the phone he would say I was just getting ready to call you. And sometimes he would call me and I was thinking of calling him. Strange.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this. Your family is an inspiration to the rest of us, in so many ways... Thoughts continue to go your way often. Love, Susie

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  8. Dee Dee, It is amazing that little kids can often say the most profound things at times: things that break our hearts, yet keep us going. Tomorrow, as in every day, just know that you all go with God. I have faith that whatever happens, whatever hand you are given, that you will play it with all that you have got and you will win. I pray for outstanding results tomorrow. Also, I haven't felt too hot lately and don't really know if my shunt is still working or what is up. We are waiting on test results. However, everytime I feel like a big chicken, I think of little Clay and all of you , and I get a little more brave. Thanks and God Bless.

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  9. Amazing for a 5 year old to think & say that! :) So sweet-
    We sure will be thinking of you tomorrow.

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  10. What a beautiful thought from Clay and what a beautiful lesson in faith! We are sorry about Dana's illness and pray she recovers soon with no ill effects. Your mom is awesome lady and is such a wonderful example of God's strength! She could not be doing all of this in her own strength. May God's hand ere guide through Clay's surgery today. We look foward to reading the next post. Love you guys, Dawn & Pam

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  11. DeeDee, Thanks for those encouraging words. We think of your family often and thought of all of you especially on Saturday during our photography fundraiser for Clay. Your names were mentioned often and there are so many who want to help in any way they can. Hope Dana gets well soon! -- The Smiths

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  12. Yes, our Deliverer is coming! :~) What a great reminder, too, about not worrying about tomorrow.

    Many blessings to the Fite family and those around you who are being touched by your lives.

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  13. That touches my heart too! Today would have been surgery day...I hope all went well. We will be checking for an update.

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  14. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and hoping the surgery went well today. Love and hugs to your entire sweet family. I cried when I read what Clay said. Wish I could take away all his pain. Love, Katie Crosbie

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this. It warms my heart!!

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  16. Love the thoughts of these little ones, and words that come from them! How much Clay's words tug at our hearts! Our little guy, one month younger than Clay, told me the other day that Heaven is "like just being in Jesus' arms". :) We hope that surgery went well for Clay yesterday, and that you are on your way home again today! Our thoughts continue to be with you all very often! Hugs to each one of you...

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  17. So nice for the update.. that must have been a bittersweet moment... so sweet that he understands fully our Fathers ability to make things whole... but as a mommy a little heartbreaking too to think that he is so small and already thinking of such burdens.. unfortunately types of situations as these cause even little ones to grow up before their time... But on the plus side.... to see how many obstacles this little fiter has overcome is a real miracle... u guys are truely a miracle in the works... hope the surgery went well and will anxiously await an update on it... Thinking of u guys always, Amy Airhart

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  18. My heart was touched at Clay's words. We so wish for him to be well again. We think of Dad and Mom and brothers and the weight they are bearing. Blessings to you all!

    Royce and Sue Kesselring

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  19. So glad of the recent posts and the progress of Clay. It is so good to hear. I can understand Clay's comment about the new body - poor little fellow. It has bee shuch a strugle for all. But the future holds so much. By this time Clay will have had his lattest surgery. Hope so much that all went well.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Don & Loretta Carlson
    Winnipeg MB Canada

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  20. The tears won't stop! What a profound thing for that little child to say! I know I don't post on here often, but I do read it. I'd rather call and talk to you so I can hear your voices. love you oodles and oodles, Aunt Jenae

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