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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 26 :: trust is being born

26 Jan


Today is my birthday. And on each of these very special days in life, I always think of my dear mother, Mama Sling. Not because she isn’t here now, but because she was there then. I can only imagine what this day meant to her.

To me, it has meant a smattering of celebrations throughout the years, from birthday cakes to surprise parties to even the times when it has been forgotten. Today, it included our trip to Newport. We toured mansions of the gilded age and saw what it was like to live (or summer) as a family of industry tycoons. It was not the first time I have visited the mansions. Each time I am in awe of the grandeur, the beauty and the feminity that stands in honor of a time long gone. It is like a glimpse into the past.

Which brings me to the present. It’s hard to imagine living without electricity let alone a cell phone these days. But they did. We live with so many comforts and so much technology it would make their victorian head’s spin. As I stood in the great hall of a gigantic mansion today, I thought to myself, “Life moves so fast.”

It really does. They were just here and now they are gone. Which brings me to my point. It’s very brave to be born. It’s very brave to trust in this thing called Life.   


We really never know where our turn around the sun will take us, let alone our trip of a lifetime. But we trust in it, that’s why we are here.

So on this day that I remember my mother, she who gave birth to me, I celebrate Life. And all the love I have felt from so many friends and family reaching out to remember me.

It is brave to be born, but it is important to live.
Trust me on that one. 



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