Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Cole woke me early this morning at 2:00 with a fever. After the thermometer read 102.2 he quickly received tylenol. I was bummed for him in the possibility of not seeing today his "best friend" since Pre-K, Drew. He and his family are in town this week from Louisiana. We were planning an evening dinner for quite some time. I had a time with the Lord after tending to Cole just asking why He allowed for him to have this fever for such a time as this? Cole has had so much discouragement lately and was overly excited to see Drew then downtrodden upon waking to the point of crying. What heartache. Carter was also discouraged early this morning for he was looking forward to having people over. We haven't had many families over since surgery - for that matter we haven't had anyone. I guess we need to work on it. We strive during the summer to invite one family over a week to get to know them. It has been great to do. Life has just been for us. . . hmmmmmm. . . preoccupied. After calling Drew's mom early this morning she mentioned the possibility of hooking up prior to them leaving town by Saturday. We pray that Cole's fever will be short lived. Also that no one in the Snodgrass clan to be ill any time soon.

I have noticed on the cancer front that during the day I experience a headache behind the eyes. Toward evening, I will take tylenol to combat if it is bad enough. I am also tired. I'm not sleeping thoroughly through the night even with the sleeping pill.- Too much on my mind- (or should I say not much IN my mind?)- sorry bad joke.



JDouglass said...

Dear Kate, I'd like to share this with you: We may ask, “Why does God bring thunderclouds and disasters when we want green pastures and still waters?” Bit by bit, we find behind the clouds, the Father’s feet; behind the lightning, an abiding day that has no night; behind the thunder, a still small voice that comforts with a comfort that is unspeakable... (Oswald Chambers)

I will pray that your son's fever shall pass ~ and that he will feel a sense of calm... and because 'plan A' didn't work out, that's why there's 'plan B'...

And for all your family ~ I pray for Father God's peace, that which passes all understanding... that His angels will embrace you all with comfort, serenity, solace and love...

the tiny buds on the trees stay nestled amidst the harness of winter, they trust the Lord to bring forth the spring... as your family has been 'nestled' liked the buds, 'trust' the Lord to bring you to 'your spring' of renewal and refreshment.. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your paths...(Proverbs 3:5)

Kate, I have followed your journey and have prayed for you daily ~ I pray the power of the Holy Spirit continues to guide and guard you on your journey of healing... below is a powerful reading from Thomas Moore...

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
(Thomas Merton, "Thoughts In Solitude, Abbey of Gethsemani")
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope... Romans 15:13
Sending angel hugs from Alaska, Joellyn

Anonymous said...

Praying for encouraging thoughts all day, for each of you, so that you can have unceasing assurances that God is there beside you, even during these trials. Trusting that the boys, and you an Dave, will all be able to keep Plan B as far as getting together with your friends while they are in town. I ask God to hear your and our pleadings for you to heal in body and spirit, as well as enjoy night-long sleep, uninterrupted.

Anonymous said...

Praying that fevers/germs would be bound and that fellowship plans will prevail in the Snodgrass household.


Anonymous said...

Praying for good health all around!

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know how much I enjoy having Carter in my third grade class. It has only been my first week, but he seems like he has such a big heart and a great sense of humor...and is very bright! He also has a special place in my heart since I know he's gone through so much. Your family is often in my prayers. Love, Amy

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for you. Thanks for openly sharing so many prayer requests. I liked what you said about the people in therapy gym. They are real, and you gotta love that.
Love you!

Ramona Lisa said...

So glad you were able to spend time with friends today, after all! The kiddos seemed to be having a ball. Southerners have a certain sweetness, dontcha think?!

I love what Joellyn from Alaska shared above. So beautiful and true. God is so good.

Love you, friend.