Sometimes I look back at my life and I am not sure how I got to be where I am today. I mean if you knew me in high school and early college you would know that I am not where you nor I thought I would be. I didn't love Jesus. I didn't truly love myself. I was wild. I was a party girl. I didn't date Christian guys. I didn't value people or truly care about others needs. I was different.
Aaron and I have been married for 8 years and 10 months.
I have been a mom for 6 years and 3 months.
I have been a mom to 2 kids for 4 years and 5 months.
I have been a mom to 4 kids for 2 years and 8 months.
I have been a parent to 3 kids for almost 6 months.
I have been a parent to 4 kids for almost 3 months.
Aaron and I stepped out on faith for the first time 7 years ago. Since then we have stepped out many more times and God has always guided us and sustained us. It hasn't always been easy, but it has always been worth it.
We trust God more. We believe God more. We listen to God more. We love God more. We share God more.
I love my life and I love the journey that we have been on. It has been hard, but we are so happy and so blessed to be on this road that God has placed us on.
your honesty and transparency are both so encouraging!! so glad you keep up the blogging even with such a busy home 🙂
I, too, am not “recognizable” from the girl I used to be “back when”… Thank you, Jesus.
You mentioned in a blog post some time back that you wanted to some day tell us all about the story behind why you chose to no longer wear your wedding ring — I’m dying to hear! You’ve got our curiosity up, Jamie!! 🙂
BTW, in case you wonder — I’m not just a random blog “stalker” (HA HA!) — I’m good friends with Matt & Rachel S. and follow the journey of sweet Amos as so many prayed him home to you. Last night we held a “Welcome Home Jane” event at church for Matt & Rachel — it was awesome. If you haven’t met Jane yet — oh my… you’re in for a treat!
They took some family pictures here at our house a couple of days ago, and the whole time watching Jane here, I just kept thinking of how she, like Moses, was SO prayed for.
Man this is good stuff… no… this is GOD stuff. 🙂
Great blog, Jamie. 🙂
Ruth thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Oh how i wish i could go right now and hold that sweet Jane in my arms. Oh I love matt & Rachel so very much!!! I saw their pictures and think your house is beautiful! It was so fun to see their family together after knowing their LONG journey to that sweet girl. GOd is good!
I will share the wedding ring story one day. I fear sharing it b/c it is MY journey and I never would want anyone to feel like I think everyone should do what i do. i’ll work on it! thanks for the encouragement!