Monday, June 9, 2014

Jaimie

I cant remember the day I met Jaimie, thats how long we’ve been friends.
WE were The type of friends that knew almost too much about each other. 
The type of friends that talked every single morning whether we had anything to really to talk about or just to see how morning drop offs went.  
The type of friends that popped over when the other was still in their pajamas. And in honesty, it was mostly me in my pajamas. Because you know Jamie always had it together. 
The type of friends that our husbands were never ever surprised to see us together when they rolled in from work at night.
We were at small groups on Tuesday
Of course I was crying in the laundry room most of the time and mrs pat came over to give me a hug
after she mentioned my youngest had a dirty diaper, my oldest had chimed in and said "well mrs Jaimie always had the diapers."
See that is who Jaimie was, she didn't just have 3 kids she had 30 kids.  She was always prepared and always looking out for others, she was always looking out for me.
she made me want to be a better mother, a better wife, a much better friend, and most of all a better follower of Christ
I never had to sugarcoat things around Jaimie.
I never had to pretend I was something I wasn’t.
I never had to over explain how I was feeling because She just got it and She just got me.
I loved every second of every moment I got to spend with Jaimie, especially our quick coffees in the morning before a run through costco, or our long coffees in between morning drop offs and pick ups
She never cast judgement,
she loved hard,
she gave generously and had such joy. She truly was joy.,
she was patient beyond belief, almost to patient with me at times
she thought of others before herself ALWAYS!  and because she was all that wrapped in one person it gave me the opportunity to open up to someone, and to be myself around someone, and be vulnerable.
The years I spent with Jaimie are a piece of my heart that I will hold onto for the rest of my life, I pray at night that my daughter and her daughter find that one day and who knows, maybe it will be with each other.
On Wednesday, Andy gave me the honor of taking care of his kids and I watched Drew, Kaylie and Zachary as they played with my kids and the only thing I saw was Jaimie.
Jaimie is in them. She’s in Andy. She’s in me. She is in every single person she touched.  The moments we got to share with Jaimie weren’t temporary. They changed us. She changed us.
I love you Jaimie.

2 comments:

denise said...

What a beautiful tribute. My heart breaks for you as you have lost such a dear friend. Love you, Nina! Hugs!

lori bunk said...

i loved reading this again.
xoxoxox

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