Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Jaimie at 1:18 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008
Of course, I am exaggerating a little bit. But mostly, I feel bad for people who call or email me. Sometimes it takes me weeks to get back to them. I am online frequently but only for a minute or two at a time, when I stop to catch a breath and check my email between changing two boys in diapers, nursing one and feeding the other, getting lunch and dinner ready, and doing laundry.
These things might make the average woman with no children feel utterly depressed at the thought of having kids. But honestly, I love it. I am doing the best that I can. I admit that I don't have it all together. If you just "drop by" you might think my house is a mess, that it smells funny, and that I am still in my pajamas. Or you might catch me on a day when things are put away, the kids are happily playing with each other, and I'm relaxing on the couch reading a magazine while dinner is simmering in the crock pot. Either way, I never know what each day will bring, and that is part of the joy. Every day is a new adventure.
Oh, and to my old self, my new self would like to say, "Just chill, woman!"
Me and the Boys - Valentine's Day
Posted by Jaimie at 11:58 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So, I have made it a point to pray for her whenever I think of her throughout the day. Maybe it really is God laying her on my heart. I mean, that sounds weird, right? But God lays other people on my heart to pray for - friends of mine, people experiencing tragedy throughout the world, so why not her? Hopefully we will hear one day that she found Jesus. That is my prayer.
Posted by Jaimie at 5:32 PM
Monday, February 4, 2008
Things I like:
Snow and fireplaces, going simultaneously (which hardly ever happens here!) :)
Micah and Jaden's laughter
Hugs and kisses from my sons
Decaf, non-fat white chocolate mochas
Reading a good book
Getting together with friends
Taking a long afternoon nap
Snuggling with my 3 boys (okay, one is a man)
Lazy Sunday afternoons
Piano music with good singing (see www.saragroves.com)
Shopping (Target and Kohls are enough for me!) :)
Extremely clean bathrooms
A big bathtub
Being warm and cozy
Things I dislike:
When one of my kids gets hurt or is sad
Not getting enough sleep
Bad smells (i.e. Tijuana - need I say more?)
Dirty bathrooms (hmmm - this one and the last one seem to go together!)
People who have too much self-imposed drama
Having to go to the bathroom and nowhere to go!
Driving long distances
Buying something and then seeing it on sale later for way cheaper!
Oh yeah, and one of my biggest pet peeves - when politicians campaign at churches!
My sister Lauren & I at my favorite place: Sprinkles Cupcakes (Beverly Hills)
Posted by Jaimie at 8:27 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2008
A friend pointed out to me that she didn't fully know what abortion was until much later in her life. She always knew it was wrong, but wasn't sure exactly why, until she saw a video on it at a church. I, too, have seen the videos - of 6 week old babies being torn from their mother's womb through abortion, fully intact. Nobody who has seen these videos (afterwards) thinks abortion is okay at any stage of pregnancy.
If you would like more information on what abortion really is, please visit:
If you would like to read about the INCREDIBLE testimony of a baby who survived an abortion and is now a singer and speaker, visit: http://www.giannajessen.com/EPK/bio.html
Here is an excerpt from her website:
"Gianna is a Christian. Her life was given to her by the grace of God. She shouldn't be walking, but more miraculous still; she should not even be alive. Gianna's biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. Many Americans don’t realize it is legal to have an abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, "born during saline abortion"...this is what caused her Cerebral Palsy."
This is a video of an abortion. Do not watch it unless you really want to know what is going on when an abortion takes place. It is gruesome, but the purpose is to show that this is happening at abortion clinics every single day (i.e. Planned Parenthood). It is hard to believe that this gruesome act of murder is legal. http://www.abort73.com/HTM/I-A-4-video.html
I hope that you vote during this election. Whoever you vote for, make sure that they will protect human life. Because of a politician does not have respect for the life of an innocent baby, how will they respect the lives of you and I?
Posted by Jaimie at 6:42 PM