Friday, January 23, 2009

The Journey

Thanks for being so patient with us and still continuing to follow our post. This has been a time of healing from the surgery and trying to digest all that has happened since the turn of the new year. It has been a road that no one would choose to travel, yet we have seen the goodness of the Lord each day, especially looking back and seeing how many times he has covered us in His protection before our knowledge of Bobby's brain tumor (like being on top of our tobacco barn about 4 stories high and dismantling it by himself in the Fall) Charlie Bailey what were you thinking with your blood clot and Bobby's brain tumor...that was a great team...and certainly kept all those angels busy!!!
This week was busy with appts. on Monday, Thursday and Friday...Bobby's stitches came out..and has healed nicely...then we met with our radiation oncologist & our medical oncologist (the doc who will monitor our chemo treatments)...
The diagnosis is a stage IV glioblastoma multiforte. A rapid growing agressive cancer but we were encouraged that great advances have been made in the last five years that have been able to prolong the quality & quantity of life. No cure has been found for this disease yet. So we just need to put our hand in our Saviors and walk this walk together...our next big hurdle will be tolerating the chemo and the radiation and we pray for a favorable outcome. We also pray that all these medicines will stop making Bobby feel so that he could feel more apt to do some more things and not be housebound.
How can we even begin to thank everyone for the calls, cards, meals, visits and encouragements. No one could be more blessed by the love and concern we have been shown.
We are trying to get Bobby set up with his work e-mail address here at home..& you are also welcome to e-mail us at
We are going to try and start getting out more as His health will allow...perhaps even coming to visit YOU so don't be surprised if you find the Snow's on your doorstep one day in the near future! God Bless you for every pray you have uttered up for my Snowman....I imagine God has heard Bobby's name quite a few times over the last couple of weeks and we know that God hears and inhabits the praises of His people...May He receive all the Glory!
In His Precious Grace,
Bobby & Elaine


  1. Bobby & Elaine,
    Would be THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!! to see you on our doorstep anytime!!

    The McDorman Crew

  2. Bobby & Elaine;

    It is a tough road to travel. You and your family are continually on my mind and heart praying as Christ leads. "I would have despaired had I not BELIEVED that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I'm glad to hear we might get a knock at the door. Don't knock just come on in.

    Love ya

  3. Dear Bobby and Elaine,
    None of us know how long we have to live on this earth. Remember Marie Smith? Treasure each day. "Teach us to number our days oh Lord that we may gain a heart of wisdom"

  4. The Snow family,
    Your attitude is amazing and speaks volumes to who God is in your life. We want you to know that we are praying for you often! We know how far we are . . . but our door is always open!
    With love and prayers,
    xoxo ~ Lisa Anderes (Mark, Jackson and Christian too!)

  5. Dear Bobby and Elaine~

    Our hearts are with you! Know that you are dearly loved and prayed over. You are encouraging and strengthening our faith as we witness your faith and dependence on God in this battle. We are on your team!

    And...the dream team of Charlie Bailey and Bobby Snow up on the roof is just plain scary! :) Are they for hire?

    love you,

    anita and curt anderson

  6. Bobby and Elaine,

    As always, your humor radiates....can just picture the Charlie and Bobby show up on the roof. Elaine, I was so glad to run into you at Pinera, a divine appt for me that day. We lift you up in prayer often. May Jesus send just the right angels into your life each day to bring cheer and hope. Many days, you both are our angels, reminding us to love deeply and live fully and praise God amidst it all.
    Peace to you,
    Cindy Hunter

  7. Dear Snowfriends,
    Underlined in my Bible, and your names by it,
    "Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot id slipping,' your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Ps 94:17-19.
    It was great to share the Chris Tomlin praise-fest last night with you, Elaine...I only wish you could have been there too, Bobby. I am humbled at the paucity of my own faith when I see the strength of both of you and the honor you give to God in the midst of suffering. You are teaching me so much...(but I wish the lesson would be over...).

  8. Hi Snow People,

    We're praying and praising God for you!

    Love you guys

  9. Every time we log into your blog Dear Snow Family, we are amazed by the growing number of followers of your blog. Not only do 61 people want to receive updates every time they are posted by identifying themselves, but you have had over 350 different IP addresses check your site for updates.

    If not amazed already, we then read all of these wonderful postings from friends and family sharing their love, compassion, joy of life, laughter and grounding in the Lord. Your family is truly blessed! You have been the role model as an ever present witness to the meaning of enduring faith. We are all blessed having you in our lives.

    Thank you for your willingness to share your private and deeply personal experience in such a public forum. Your openness edifies your faith in God and enlightens us all on what it means to genuinely love the Lord.

  10. Dear Bobby& Elaine
    Been praying for you for awhile but can't put a face to your name but that's OK. I'll keep reading your updates looking for that miracle from God and praying for you and your family. I like the story about working on the barn. I've had more fun and stories to tell about working on a project with a friend and they will be in my thoughts forever.

    John a Friend in Christ