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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 138 :: trust in the seasons

19 May

{trust}  

Nine years ago I started this blog. Five years ago I discovered my love of flowers. Today, I saw the first blossom on our rhododendron plant. It’s like falling in love all over again.

The rhodies are about to bloom and they make my heart soar. 

I discovered my love of flowers when they were my only hope. I was in my head waiting for surgery and they were in the yard waiting to bloom. Both of us were looking up to the sky every day praying for life. As I waited, they slowly unfolded, each petal gently reminding me of the faith it takes to live and the beauty that comes with it.

It’s five years later and today I discovered that the rhododendron plant in front of our new home on a new coast in a new year and a new life is blooming the color purple. It was Mama Sling’s favorite color. It’s also a good reminder that spring is the best time to bloom and summer is the best time to fly. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 112 :: float on the water

22 Apr


{trust} 

It poured rain today. Buckets of rain fell from the sky all day long. It made me think about April showers and those promised May flowers.

  And it makes me want to scream: The flowers are coming! The flowers are coming!

Until then, we wait. We float on the water, swim with abandon and trust the tide will pull us forward on the path to spring blossoms and a beautiful future. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 237 :: joy of sunday

26 Aug
{lazy}

Oh weekend! I do love you, especially a long lazy Sunday full of books and shopping and talking on the phone. All these things bring me joy on a hot, summer Sunday.

But what made it all joyful was the air conditioning in the 90-degree heat. The heat is bearable because I know it’s the end of summer, the last hurrah, the last official week of August summer.

Here’s to the last week of summer.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 203 :: follow the lobster

21 Jul
{joy ride}

The joy ride is on!

Today, my friend Amy and I went on a New England adventure. In search of a lobster roll. We didn’t find one but we did find fish for lunch and a sunny beach to sit on with many other New England families. We also found the house that Justin and I spent a winter in on top of pylons on the beach. The house looks different in the summer…. as does everything. As if nature is coated with joy.

Then, of course, to top it all off, we found shopping.
It always comes back to shopping, doesn’t it?

I think this year is teaching me to have more adventures.
And, when it comes to joy, to follow the lobster!

Happy Friday!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{search for joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 195 :: joy is a pool

13 Jul
{joy}

Today was hot. Which isn’t typical here in the Pacific Northwest. So the best option, among all the boxes I’ve been packing for our move for days now, was, of course, to take a break.

And go to the pool.

There is such a simple joy of sitting next to a pool of water. Especially on a hot day. Even if it was for just a small moment in time it felt like hitting the reset button inside of me. Maybe because it’s because a pool is refreshing? Or relaxing? Or maybe just rejuvenating.

No matter what it is, a small moment by the pool gave me a big mound of joy. Now… back to packing.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 187 :: summer joy

5 Jul
{joy}

Summer days, like today, are pure joy. Warm but not too hot. Cool but not too cold. Blue skies. Beautiful breeze. What could be more joyful? Thank you, Summer.

Enjoy the moment. Carpe diem.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 176 :: joy rocks

25 Jun
{hot sun}

Oh, what a day. Today, I learned that rocks, rock. Joy is free. And the ocean is the best playground around. 

Here’s to rocks, summer and joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 156 :: joy of lawn games

4 Jun
{games}

Tonight we played lawn games in a spontaneous, last-minute gathering. It was fun and full of joy. And… it was on a school night!

That reminds me that the best of games are played on nights when you have to go to bed on time. It forces you to pack it all in and soak up as much sun before it sets as possible.

Part of en-joying things in life is going along with it all, letting it be spontaneous and free. For us, that meant a seriously entertaining ladder ball tournament on the lawn with two little girls who aren’t quite so little anymore, but whose personalities grow bigger by the day. What joy it is to watch these little beings grow. 

En
joy the night.   

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 136 :: free joy

14 May
{bloom}

Okay so it’s not technically summer, but the last few days have felt like it.   And, it feels good. Flowers blooming, sunshine shining, bees buzzing. It’s as if the world has woken up.

I have literally watched the leaves grow on the tree outside my window. They were baby sprouts just a week ago, now they are full on leaves the size of my hand. And green. So green!

I love the color of green spring flipping into summer green. It’s that beautiful lime then full dark kale color. It’s like watching Mother Nature’s rainbow this burst of color all around me.

I love it. And it brings me joy. And, biggest bonus ever… it’s FREE!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY :: 149 my kind of summer

21 Jun

Ah, Solstice.  

It feels like it took you forever to get here. And now… here you are. Long night, lots of light, beautiful skies, and stars about to burst.

Part of me wishes every night were this kind.
Part of me knows the contrast is what we need. The dark meets the light.

But the other part of me says – HELLO SUMMER!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{the sound of summer}
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