Tears and Sidewalk Chalk

Tonight was "one of those" nights.  Call it what you will... a night of a "negative attitude",  a "moment of weakness", or "giving into my human frailties". It seems like occasionally the weight of this entire experience is HEAVY to bear. Yep, I'm sure you can see it now... I was crying and crying like a little stubborn baby. Praying hard, pouting and frustrated it seemed all I could do was let the tears flow. My sweet little boy Maguire came in to get me for our family outing. He saw me, and tenderly whispered "It's OK Mom". Which, if you are a mom you know... it made me cry more. I wondered what the Lord was whispering to me, while I was having my LOUD pity party....and what he is whispering to all of us.... YOU are my child! YOU are worth more than gold, jewels and riches. FEAR NOT little sheep. This gave me the courage to get out of bed, and pull up my big girl pants. As I walked out to get in the car the picture above it what I saw... ANGELS known as friends, or family wrote this on my driveway. God is aware of us, and will inspire each of us to carry one another's burden... even if its as simple as a few words with sidewalk chalk.


  1. I still think you are amazing as ever lady! You are beautiful and you have such a wonderful aura and spirit about you! Kids are so tender with their momma's when they cry and I have been there when I have been crying and to see the tears in my boy's eyes makes me just cry more! God said to be as a child meek and humble and I find my kids really teach me how to unconditionally love others! I love ya Jamie!

  2. Awww, sunshine. I am a breast cancer survivor ..... I know what the "dumps" are for sure. One thing that helps me? Allow yourself to stay in the pit for 10 minutes. Cry it all out. Then come back out of the pit. Worked for me every time. Continuing to pray for you pretty girl! xoxo

  3. Thank you for your words of wisdom Ann Marie. I will use them. I am praying for you.

  4. Jamie,
    You are such an inspiration! I wish we were closer to you, but you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers! I hope you have a speedy recovery! God is so mindful, and I know he loves and has His hand upon you! Stay strong and of good courage, Christ can make your burdens light, for He overcame all! We love you and your family!

  5. Hi Jamie,
    I work for the BBC and we would like to have a quick interview with you. How can I contact you?
    my email is rodrigo.pinto[at]bbc.co.uk.
    Best regards,

  6. Que história maravilhosa de superaçao e força de vontade, de amizade e companheirismo, de amor e lealdade! Milagres existem mesmo!