To help financially during this time of great need, please forward your offering to Tom's sister:
Darla Wexttsen, 16738 N. Tolle Lane, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
checks may be made payable to "Grace Community Church"

There is also a deposit account set up at US Bank to help defray Deb's uncovered medical expenses.
Visit any US Bank branch office to make a deposit in cash or by check for "Deborah A. Smith Memorial Fund".
Please be sure to mention Charity Paddock or Nellie Haverkos to be sure the gift is properly deposited.

If you use this link to join, then go shopping there, as much as 26% of your purchases will help the family.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Deb enjoyed the Grands this past weekend ... photos, too!

Hal, the kids and I spent last weekend with mom. We had all been looking forward to it since the kids hadn't seen 'Grandma' since June. As you can see from the photos, they spent most of their time sitting on Grandma's lap, coloring with her, or watching TV with her (Spongebob is a favorite).

Mom's medicines have enabled her to move around the first floor of her house slowly for a few hours a day, although she still deals with nausea. Her Hospice nurses take care of medical details and Dad continues to take good care of her while working his farm and managing Farraway Farms.

She truly appreciates the love and support from her friends across the globe.

Thanks again, Charity


Paula Clare said...

Dear Deb,
How good it is to see photos of you enjoying the grandbabies! I am always mindful of you and your "grandmothering" when I'm with our new grandbaby...I don't feel I'll ever be a "typical" grandma, but neither are you! You give me great hope that even an artsy, bookish, non-baking, movie going woman can become the kind of gramma kids love to spend time with.You are and have always been a great inspiration to me..thank you for that! I LOVE YOU!


Julaine Nelson (Caldwell) said...

Greetings ! I hope you get this ! I have tried to comment on the blog
but my computer will not support anything AOL so it keeps kicking me
out !

It has been too long !

I am not sure you will remember me but I was around for the campus
ministry, lived in the girls house and worshipped at Fellowship
Christian Church at its beginnings ! I use to baby sit Charity and now
I am looking at pictures of her little ones !

God is good ! And you are in my prayers daily !

My husband passed away 9/05 and my Dad passed away 1/06 so we went
through some rough times ! I would not have made it through if it had
not been my faith in the Lord and the love and fellowship of my church family !

It is so awesome to read all the comments from all the folks ! I would love if we all could have a reunion but even if that does not happen on this earth we are promised the most awesome and eternal reunion with everyone and with our Lord Jesus at the end of life !

I really enjoyed the pictures with Deb and the grandchildren ! Charity
and Nellie do not live far from me as I am still in Cincinnati ! I have two teen age daughters Cailla age 19 and Caity age 16 ! They are such blessings to me !

I will continue to pray for you and your family ! What a rough time to
be going through but know you are loved !

Julaine Nelson (Caldwell)
Mom to two awesome teenagers Cailla, 19 and Caity,16

Anonymous said...

Tom, Deb, and Kids,

I continue to pray for you daily and send love. Let me know if I can do anything. Cheri Eresman

Patty Flick said...

Dear Deb, Tom, and family,
I am thinking of you every day and praying for you. Deb, you are an inspiration to me and a symbol of grace and strength. Please know that my heart is with you now during this difficult time. Patty Flick