Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Next Step

How quickly life can change..pardon the cliche but it's true...we do need to cherish each and every day because we just don't know what is around the corner...The one thing that is certain is that we have a BIG God and He is more than enough to meet every circumstance and need. We have seen it each day as we faced the days challenges and at the end of the day saw how God was victorious in each of the specifics. I can't begin to express how much we have felt all of your prayers carrying us through..strangely enough I can honestly say the peace of God has absolutely been present and I am eternally grateful for all of you and your prayers!!! Your comments on the blog has made us laugh, cry, but most of all made us feel so loved!

So now we take each day, one day at a time. The giant we will face now will be meeting with the oncology staff...and getting through what treatment they will recommend. As Bobby has constantly repeated to us "It is what it is" so we will face what "it is" with confidence that God is in control. Bobby is resting at home and still needs some time to heal. Meeting with folks is a little tough and emotional right for the next couple of days we are trying to limit visitors and give him time to get on top of things, but your calls, e-mails, and encouragements via blog have been priceless.

We came home to a clean house, clean carpets (thanks to Bobby King/Econojet) you did a fabulous job and we are not ashamed to give a great plug for the company! Ha!

The last thing is if I have not told my kids lately (that of course includes Rachel, my daughter-n-law) you are the greatest!! You have been everything anyone could have wanted to be by their side in a difficult time..and I am so blessed by all of you!


Elaine and Bobby


  1. Welcome home, Bobby! Our God can do anything! Even clean your house while you are not there! Way to go, guys.
    I am itching to bring you all cinnamon rolls. Promise not to stay or bring my nasty germs beyond the driveway. Just say the word.

  2. Well, I just put our deposit for the lake house in the mail for our trip the 1st week or August. Bobby, that gives you plenty of time to get your booty our of bed and back on the water where it belongs!

    The boys left for Killington this morning with mixed emotions... I'm a little concerned that Brad is going to go do something crazy like 'grind the rail' and break his tail bone again. I was expecting you to be the wise one and keep him in line on this trip. WAIT! What am I talking about!?!?!?!? You're the one that usually gets him into trouble! Ahem, remember the trick ski incident? And something about you being Brad's Geezer Factor? "If Bobby can do it..." Yeah, that statement has gotten Brad in trouble a few times, hasn't it? :)

    Can't wait to visit with you all! We're standing by... Let us know if there's anything specific you need or would like. We're here for ya! Love you!


    PS- Are we there yet???

  3. hey now!!! Easy there!
    I can get hurt enough for both of us!

    and yea, the next few days will carry a good deal of emotion, but I know the Snows and there is only one thing they like better than having fun and that is seeing to it that others have fun!
    in fact strike that, they usually put others fun before their own :)

    you are all awesome!

    I will make a deal Bobby!
    I will pray for your healing and you pray that God protect me from my on stupidity on the board :)

  4. HA-ha-ha-ha! Speaking of the SML house, I just ran across this email from you, Bobby (aka McGuiver)....

    Bobby says:

    "How about filling up the ice machine with margarita's for a constant supply of on the rocks?"

    Oh my. Another brilliant Bobby Snow idea. Lord help us all! ;)

  5. I'm like everyone else waiting until I can come hug your neck. And yes, I promise also to keep my germs in the driveway.

    Remember God is in charge. God Rules!! As always, His eyes are taking everything in and His eyelids are unblinking, examining inside and out, not missing a thing. Let's praise his holy name. I love you all.

    Betty Lewis

  6. You are LOVED, LOVED, LOVED!!!!! And we will be there with you guys every step of the way with whatever we can do.....and the constant being that you will be prayed for.

    Can't wait to share some food, hugs and laughs together. I'm waiting to find out my date for bringing a meal. Let me know if you have ANY requests.
    Love ya,
    The McDorman Crew

  7. We are so glad you are home, and hope you are resting well. Know that we are praying for you each and every step along the way, and we love you all very much!

    Chip, Jen & Mary Grace

  8. Hi Bobby Snow
    Welcome home, we love you.


    Just finished watching the Steelers win their ball game. Looks like their next game is with the Ravens next week. I wanted to add a note to say that you are in our prayers and look forward to your total and complete recovery. The GAP will not meet this week, so you have one week to get up to speed with us. Please keep us in your prayers as Charlie, Gary Dale, James, Craig, and I will keep you in our prayers.


  9. We just wanted to let you know we are praying and thinking about you and Elaine. If there is Anything I can do , let me know. Love ya

    Marc & Ann

  10. Bobby,

    We are excited you are home and will pray for your restful healing. We miss you ALL, but know that God will bring us together soon.

    God Bless,
    Craig, Linda, et. al...

  11. Bobby and crew-

    We're like everyone else...trying to wait patiently until you are up for visitors, then we all storm the castle! What we'd really love is to come together for a time of praise and worship at "Chateau Snow" when you are ready...and maybe even have you pick up (and perhaps dust off) your guitar! In any case, we're ready when you are.

    Meantime, get healed up and rested're going to need it when you give the green light for your friends to visit!

    All our love,

    Jamie, Traci, Nolan and "Tink"

  12. Hello Family!!!!! Have backed off to give you all some much needed rest....let us know when the time is right to come and gather around and share a few laughs, prayer and a meal. Have one ready on stand-by just say the word. We love you all and stand in awe of your graciousness, courage, and the love you have shown to all you have come in contact with during this journey. We truly see God in the midst of this so trust in Him. We will continue to read the blog, pray and post in the meantime. We look forward to hearing from you. All our love,

    Lonna, Adam, Alex (Lonnie), Bryan

  13. Hey Snow family. I know I haven't seen you all in ages (except Justin and Rachel), but I wanted to let you know that you've been in me and Hannahs prayers. When we talk in the morning the first thing she asks is "did you pray for the Snows?" I'm so glad to hear that Bobby's home, and more so that God has continued to make himself known in the Snow household. Tons of love from Hannah and I. God bless!

    Scott Stevenson

  14. Hi to the "Snow Family" I just got back from vacation - did nothing! So sorry to hear about everything and if anything at all I can do, please let me know. I will remember you in my prayers and continue to pray for your healing. Will call and put you on our Church Prayer Line - nothing line "prayer" that takes care of everything. Ed and I miss you with our morning chats! Cindi

  15. Glad to hear you're home and feeling better. From all the prayers, love and support I've been reading.. man, you got this thing in the bag! Gods blessings will see you through this and your CRAZY family will certainly keep you entertained in the process : ) Keep smiling and know that God is shining down upon you.

  16. We are thinking of you and praying for you often. xoxo,

  17. Hi Bobby & Elaine
    Holly and Joanne from SML called tonight to let you know they are praying for you and send their love.
    We also send our love and prayers for complete healing and the strength to get through each day. Hope you are getting some rest.
    God Bless
    Elizabeth & Milford

  18. Hey Bobby & Elaine;

    It was sooooo good yesterday to hug your neck. Bobby you are absolutely amazing. Came out from your shower getting ready to go for a walk and I must say "looking quite wonderful."

    Psalm 27:3 – “Though a host (cancer) should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.”

    Hang in there
    Love ya much
    Betty Lewis

  19. Hi Snow's,

    Just stopping by to say hey. Praying that today is a great one for all of you. Bobby, so glad to hear your progress :) Can't wait to come by for a visit. Elaine, let me know when you're ready for that bagel... I can deliver!