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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 282 :: joy is old photos

18 Oct

{and pie} 

We sorted through Justin’s baby photos tonight. The adorable firstborn pics to the young soccer days. We even found his report card from high school. But the best find of the night was a letter my Mama Sling sent to Justin for his 21st birthday.

He must have been in college at the time, and we were no longer a couple. But Mama Sling sent him a coupon for a homemade pie that she would make him at his request. It was a folded note in her handwriting that brought me so much joy tonight. I didn’t know she sent it to him at the time because we were broken up and no one was allowed to mention his name to me. 

But now, looking back, I have to think my mother would have been pleased to know I would eventually find her note twenty years later. It’s just a simple note with a promise in it for homemade pie. But it brings a smile to my face and warms my heart to know my now husband won over the heart of my mama way back then.  

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 44 :: joyful day

15 Feb
{normal}

It was a good day. A normal day. And I’m finding there is much joy in that.

Pup returned to his own lovable, walkable, tail wagging, treat seeking self. Which was a joy to behold. 

Sometimes normal can be so good. So joyous. And so worth the wait.

Joy is teaching me to enjoy the everyday normalness that comes in between the moments we remember the most. Every day can be so out of this world if we let it. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{everday normal}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 185 :: going slow

26 Jul

Kindness is slow.

I’m sitting on the train and soaking in every moment of the rolling tracks. I have a strange fascination with train travel. It’s slow. But, as I sit here absorbing all the people and conversations around me, I realize it is so kind.

Slow but kind.

I wonder if there is a relationship between the two?

Kindness can be fast too, of course. But maybe the slow kind of kindness is the deep kind.

There is so much more kindness on a train than a plane. Like more leg room and bigger chairs that recline more than ¾ of an inch. But I think it goes deeper than that.

People talk on the train. To each other! They gather in the observation car. They read books. They play cards. They take photos of the scenery rolling by. They exchange email addresses. They treat each other like human beings.

Because they are being. Instead of waiting.

They are families. They are couples. They are singlets too. They are old men playing chess in the snack car. They are little boys playing Go Fish with their parents too. They are old ladies sharing their life stories with little 5-year girls, squealing at their shared love for Ed Sheeran.

There is a certain amount of kindness on the train, which I believe is really the act of seeing. And listening. To each other.

People listen on the train – to each other and to the conversations of others, as we all hear the creaking rails bumping along below. People look you in the eye on the train. They say “excuse me” as they walk through the hallways and pause to let you navigate the strange space in order to push open doors that connect adjoining cars.

They share their train stories too. Where they are going. Where they have been. The trains they have traveled, hope to travel, and most important, how long they have been on THIS train. It’s a competition of sorts. Who has been here the longest? Who has traveled where? And why?

There is something so very kind about the train, I am realizing.

Planes are fast. Trains are slow.
But sometimes slow can be good – for the body and soul.

All aboard.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 157 :: the best part

29 Jun

Keeping Secrets.

Tonight we were married. It was a surprise, at Justin’s family reunion in Estes Park. We’ve been planning for a while now and tonight it happened.

Pictures will be shared tomorrow.

For now, we are happy and soaking in the kindness of a family that engulfed us in love while we surprised them with nuptials.

Secrets are hard.
But…Love is kind.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{love}
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