Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Clementine Caper

Thank you to the special person (our mystery guest) that just delivered a box of Clementines to the third floor nurses station. Kate has already eaten two of them.

The smell of Clementines has overtaken the smell of nail polish from Kate's pedicure. I want to thank you personally for that!

God Bless You,

Dave (and Kate)


Jason and Michelle said...

A girl after my own heart...I love those clementines. I drove to 3 different Sam's to find them one afternoon when you told me they had good ones...never did find any. They were all sold out. I just wanted to tell you what a joy it's been to take Carter and Cole home this week! I have gotten to experience first hand Carter's contagious giggle! This afternoon Carter and Cole were laughing so hard at Jacob as he pretended to be a baby and strapped himself in Abby's carseat. She was
at home napping. We've been having alot of fun and some very interesting conversations. Just wanted you to know that your boys are loved! Yesterday I got out to talk to Jeannie and Stuart walked up and tapped me on the leg and said "I kick ba ball". He was playing soccer and had the biggest smile on his face! I know you miss them...and they miss you so much too. We all miss you, Kate. Take good care of yourself...I am praying for deep sleep tonight. Wish I was at the spa myself! :)
Love you,

Laura Joback said...

OK, Dave, I think you can bear the "eau de nail polish" for your lovely wife, who, in case any of you are wondering, does INDEED, look quite lovely! I was shocked to see how great you look, Kate! Well, you DO have a few staples in your head...but one MUST always close what one opens, you know! The right eye is a little bruised, yes, but it really just looks like you smudged your mascara (a LOT!) :) You're talkative (shocker), sitting up in bed, and sounding like your wonderful self!
Kate, it was a joy to see you and hopefully help you relax with the manicure/pedicure thing. I didn't realize that all my polishes were so autumnal! Ah, well! 'Tis the season! I wouldn't have wanted to spend my evening anywhere else but with you! Big hug!

Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka said...

Dear Kate and Dave-
What wonderful news on the MRI today!!! PTL!!!
It is so awesome to see the body of Christ serving you in many ways this past week. Isn't it great how God keeps giving you earthly hugs. You are indeed loved and cherished by many.

I look forward to regular updates throughout the day and keep you in the forefront of my thoughts and prayers.

I do pray for deep rest for both of you tonight and may you feel refreshed and prepared for the news tomorrow concerning the pathology report. I know God will continue to embrace you in the minutes, hours and days ahead.

In Him-
Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka
Springfield, Missouri

sharon said...

Dave and Kate,
I have been praying for you each time God brings you to mind--driving in the car, walking the dog, in the grocery store, etc. . .I'm thrilled and thankful to hear the news of the MRI and the success of the surgery!! It has been a rich blessing to sit and read your blog tonight. . .
Trusting God to bless and keep you. You are precious to Him.
In His love,
Sharon Palas

Emily Williams said...

Dear Mr. ANd Mrs. Snodgrass,

We are praying for you and we hope your ok. We are praying for you to feel better soon. Carter Cole and Stuart can come over anytime... I love playing with them!!!

I hope everything goes good. We are planning on beating the boys to school in the morning! (again)

Meegan Madeline and Sarah Elizabeth

aunt dee dee said...

report from the homefront, day 3.

we're still standing, but sometimes crawling and at other times rolling on the floor. dave said he's taking things minute by minute; with a toddler and 2 boys, i'm taking things second by second. for all you parents out there, i'm just preaching to the choir. because you of all people understand exhaustion, you are close friends.

it should be noted that multitasking has not always been my strongest point and i think it's starting to show...

tonight stuart found an orange highlighter, and he managed to displace the cap and higlight the most important parts of his stomach, displaying it proudly for aunt dee dee to see. combined with the remains of a superman popsicle, compliments of jonathan's mom, that were creating a psychodelic, tie-dye effect on his chin, the boy looked like a true product of a sleep-deprived aunt.

in regards to the toddler-aunt compromise, we broke the two-day dirty diaper record. there's no turning back now.

to kickoff the winter months and a welcomed mood swing in missouri weather, the boys and myself played an invigorating round of kickball. we invented aliases for ourselves, cole being "red hot scorpion," carter "hot eagle," and as for myself, i'm the "notorious in-grown toe nail." the boys seemed to get a good laugh out of that.

i'm discovering that carter has a penchant for talking politics. at age 8 he's already a diplomat, or perhaps an investigator. concerning this past week's election outcome, he is on the hot pursuit to find out who turned off the electricity at one of the polls.

within three days of semi-organized chaos, my ideas about adulthood have been challanged. i thought the days of learning things the hard way were over; i thought that wisdom and sagacity were acquired with a certain age. this, to me, was one of the few perks of being an adult: that you have things figured out, at least partially. you develop a system and you stick to it. you know what works for you and you avoid what doesn't. this not only is a generalization, but also a disillusionment. i am learning things the hard way. i have reinvented the wheel three days in a row. for instance, tonight i realized that if 8 o'clock is bedtime, then you better be getting ready by 7. i also found out that consistancy is the best policy. if you say no, you better mean no, not maybe, not probably. as much as i relish the role of a fun-loving aunt, i'm learning that there has to be a stern side, an unfun side, but also a protective side. they should know where you stand, even if in your mind you have no idea where the ground is.

Gloria Yao said...

Dear Kate & Dave,

You've been on my mind and heart ever since I first heard about the news over email. Your posts have made me cry... and laugh(!) And I can't help but think about Carter a lot. I wish in some way, I could be there for him right now. But alas, I know that so many people are pouring out their love to him, you, and the family, and that puts me at peace. Know that you've got prayers interceding for you all across the country and all over the world. Pat & I (on the west coast) are remembering you daily as well.

Here's the passage that's been brought to my mind as I pray for you guys:

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Missing you & your family,
Gloria & Patrick Yao

Anonymous said...

Dave and Kate - It is so good to hear from others posting that you look and sound good Kate. Wish we were there to love you in some way. We are praying for a very good night's sleep tonight, and an improved appetite soon.

I've been meaning to tell you that I've been awakened around 4 am the last two mornings and have felt so compelled to pray for ya'll. One morning it was even 4:10!!

I love the posts from Aunt Dee Dee. What a hoot!! Sounds like your kids are in good hands.

We have been praying for you as a family, and my kids mention you several times a day. We were looking at a picture of Kate and the boys yesterday, and Mason said "Are those her little brothers?" He thinks you're only 12!!!! Gotta love it.

Praying for good news tomorrow, and thankful for the good things that happened today. God is glorified!

Love, Gracie

Lisa Mann said...

This verse has been a theme through a couple of very difficult situations for me (one in progress), and the Lord keeps bringing it and you to my mind this evening. So, here ya go...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
~Jeremiah 29:11-12

Hang in there.

Love and prayers,

Nancy Peterman said...

What a mighty God we serve! Kate, I am so excited to hear the good MRI report and all the reports of how great you look. You and your family continue to be in my prayers throughout the day and sometimes in the night. Each time we come home Sam makes me hurry to the computer to check and see if there is any news of how you are doing. I am praying that you and Dave will both rest soundly in God's loving arms tonight.


Anonymous said...

Dear Kate and Dave,
Despite some significant challenges in my day today, it has been a wonderful relief to be able to take my eyes off my own concerns and focus them on you and your precious family. As many have already said, your story and this blog have been a source of great encouragement to me...not just because of what's been posted by you and everone else, but also because, as I read it and as I pray for you, God is drawing me ever closer to Him, reminding me of His promises. It has been amazing and so exciting to see my own prayers for you answered in such quick and obvious ways! And to know that countless others are praying those same prayers and are doing the same things I am (checking the blog a gazillion times a day, etc.) makes me feel very much part of a community at a time when that is most welcome in my life.
Isn't it cool how God takes the little that we give Him and multiplies it? (ie. seeing prayers answered spurs me on to pray even more and seek His presence more fervently)
Anyway, right now I'm thankful for good MRI results, and manicure/pedicures (even if the color wasn't Kate's season), and clementines (yum!) and servant friends, and God's grace. I'm praying for peaceful, sufficient sleep, continued healing, and optimal path results in the a.m.
Love, Tiffani Gibbs (Ballwin, MO)

Pat said...

Kate and Dave,
Sandy gave me your blogspot address and being challenged in the blogging department I am just now sending my first ever blog.
Please know that you are receiving prayers from Belgrade, MO.
What a wonderful way to send you a message but through Clementine's. You have many thoughtful and caring people praying and cheering for you.
It seems like Aunt Dee Dee is very capable of caring for your boys and entertaining all of us blogger readers at the same time. She may have found her niche in writing about every day challenges as Erma Bombeck, the author.
You and all your family are in my prayers.
Love Pat