Merry Christmas ’14

24 Dec

Merry Christmas to you, our friends, family, healthcare workers & readers!  Thank you for the support you have shown us throughout this past year.  We have much to be thankful for, beginning with a baby, born in a manger, some 2000 years ago who brought forgiveness and hope, life and freedom.  This Christmas may you feel His presence in all you do.  And when the wrapping paper starts flying, the family starts gathering, and the craziness begins, remember to take a step back, relish the moment and just breathe…

Christmas collage

This Christmas we remember those in our lives who have lost loved ones and find this to be an especially difficult time of year.  We also remember Jody’s donor family, knowing that this year there will be one less person sitting around their Christmas table, and the heartache that must cause them.  This year we bought a special ornament to hang on our tree in honor of his donor.  The words of this ornament couldn’t be more true as his donor left behind life… for Jody… and for other organ recipients.  We’re so thankful to God, his donor, and donor family for this great gift.  Our gift to them is that we will live life, protect Jody’s lungs, and most of all… never forget.


4 Responses to “Merry Christmas ’14”

  1. Sharon December 24, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Merry Christmas,what a joy to see all the smiles and to know this is just a beginning of your new normal and all the things Jody is able to do again. I’m so thankful to the person that took that minute to sign the donor card and pray Gods grace and peace for their family.

  2. Marian December 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I am so grateful to God for you, Snellbaker family!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Inhaling Hope January 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    I hope the lack of updates means you and your family are enjoying a healthy happy new year! Thinking of you and your family!

  4. Liz McCain February 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    Just checking in on the blog and have to say – BEST CHRISTMAS CARD EVER !!

    Our family is 10 days post transplant, and man, I’m terrified/excited/terrified/hopeful/trying not to be TOO hopeful/worried/grateful, etc.

    Seeing your family of 4, together, breathing, it just means a LOT to me.

    Keep breathing and living!
    Fellow cf wife

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