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Old friend

July 26th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Well hello, old friend. I’m sorry I’ve let so much time go by. It’s my fault, really. Hectic schedules and utter exhaustion have gotten the better of me. It’s no excuse, but it’s all I’ve got. I forgot how nice it is to spend time with you. Even the bitter stinging on my fingertips fades … Read more

I’m still alive

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I am still alive. I have thought of this blog often. I’m trying to figure out if I should continue it, or if perhaps it’s chapter has closed. Some days it feels like it has run its course. I don’t feel quite ready to be done with it, and I certainly don’t feel done with … Read more

When I miss community

March 17th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

I miss tight hugs from people who understand me. I miss being surrounded by people that I feel comfortable with, people that I can truly exhale and relax around. I miss feeling excited about getting together. I miss the warmth that fills a room. I even miss being with people who I don’t agree with, … Read more

Beauty everywhere

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

I’m home on my first ever snow day. A freak wintry mix has been spreading through the south, causing mass hysteria. Much warranted hysteria, I might add, with the crazy traffic issues that have happened in Atlanta. Here in Florida, it’s not nearly that bad, but the entire town is practically closed. Many are rolling … Read more

Alzheimer's Stories

January 15th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

This semester in community chorus, we're learning a tough piece of modern music. It's called “Alzheimer's Stories” written by Robert Cohen. We perform the piece in a little over a week. I can't sing the third movement without choking up. It's entitled “For the Caregivers.” Keep faith They sense what they cannot show Love and … Read more

Gratitude: Cheese and crackers

January 5th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Gratitude - (4 Comments)

As 2013 wound to a close and 2014 began, I’m continuing to focus on gratitude. Here’s what I’m thankful for: A steady job with some amazing coworkers. I’ve been working lots of overtime in the past few months, and I can think of no one else I’d rather spend extra work hours with. Though the … Read more

Merry Christmas

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (2 Comments)

I pray that this Christmas brings you whatever your soul needs most. Peace. Quiet. Love. Hugs and kisses from sweet little ones. Laughter around a full dinner table. Escape from hurtful words. Release from painful pasts. May the love and grace of our Lord Jesus shower over you this Christmas.

A face from my past

December 9th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Memories - (2 Comments)

This weekend I sang in a seasonal concert, along with hundreds of other choir members. Always fills my heart to hear so many voices united together. As I rushed to find my place with fellow choir members, I saw a beautiful smiling face from my past. She looked right at me, smiled big, and said, … Read more

Gratitude: Puppies and pumpkin pie

December 5th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

In the midst of a very busy month, I'm still thankful. Thanksgiving. Long weekend, family time, good food, and a reminder to be thankful. My sister. We've always been close, and I love the inside jokes we have. Nobody makes soupy mashed potatoes like we do. Mom and Dad. Thanksgiving has been at their house … Read more