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Update on Tommy

Update on Tommy

Here is an update on little Tommy- you can read about his last week’s ordeal HERE.

A photo will do…


He is one happy boy now!

No more belly ache

and he can eat again!


Love these grandkids!


Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting

to everlasting upon them that fear him,

and his righteousness unto children’s children;





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Golden Days

Golden Days


These are the golden days

When over all the land

The maples flaunt the colors

Of a brightly flaming brand.


These are the golden days

When pumpkins ring the fields

Like orange balloons, and yellow corn

The harvest acre yields.


These are the golden days

When russet apples glow,

And fire flames upon the hill

Where sumac branches grow.


For autumn has a Midas touch

And spends each chilly night

Lightly flickering summer green

To turn it golden bright.

Virginia Blanck Moore

Trees across from church parking lot.


What a delight it was , the drive to church on Sunday…driving through the amazing tunnel of blazing trees.  The trees were unbelievably beautiful.  I say this every autumn, yet every year it seems so stunningly beautiful and I am newly awed.  Photos do not do justice to the beauty that the eye can see.


Photo by Jennifer Kauffman

But such a fleeting beauty, leaves are flying from the branches at every breeze.


Photo by Esther Clyde

May our lives be as blazing and beautiful as we near our own end.



Psalm 37:4

Delight thyself also in the LORD;

and he shall give thee

the desires of thine heart.


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Poor Tommy!

Poor Tommy!

(We told you about the wonderful addition to our grandchildren  HERE. )

Three weeks later, this was his daddy’s view….


…as little Tommy and Mommy took an ambulance ride to the Cleveland Clinic.  Tommy was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, an uncommon medical condition that can develop after 3 weeks of age.  The pyloric valve is located between the stomach and the small intestine,  it becomes thickened and narrowed preventing food from traveling through the digestive system.  The main symptom is projectile vomiting, which he developed the weekend his family was visiting with us.  As soon as Kelly got home, she took him to the doctor and the diagnosis was made.  Another one of the symptoms is dehydration, which caused his little veins hard to locate.  14 times an IV attempt was made and failed.


The hospital wanted to hydrate him before surgery, but he was finally sent to surgery without an IV.

Here he is just before surgery.


And right after surgery.  Still asleep from anesthesia.


The surgical procedure is rather fast and simple.   Very small incisions are made next to the belly button laparoscopically  and a small  cut is made to the valve to release the narrowing.  He should be able to start eating in a few hours, though he may still have some vomiting for awhile.

They thought the best place for him to wake up from his ordeal was in Mommy’s arms.


How thankful we are for good medical care and modern medical procedures!

Hopefully he will good as new real soon!

Thank you each one that prayed for them.  It was a very trying night as they tried IV start after start.  It made for much sleeplessness, and much prayer.

We are thanking God.

If anyone would like to send a card here is the address:  Rev. Gabriel and Kelly Clyde

313 East Main Road

Conneaut, OH 44030



Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not;  for I am with thee:

be not dismayed; for I am thy God:

I will strengthen thee;  yea, I will help thee.







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Last Rose of Summer


The Last Rose of Summer

I have so enjoyed the flowers that came into the house regularly through the summer-

roses, glads, sunflowers, zinnias, peonies.

They brightened the window sill above the sink,

and the dining room table.

It saddens me as I’m cutting the last of them,

knowing that frost will soon lay all of the beauties to rest.

The season of fruitfulness is ending.


Matthew 5:18

Till heaven and earth pass,

one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,

till all be fulfilled.

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Who am I ???

Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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