Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done - Elisabeth Elliot 

Thursday, June 11, 2015



A few weeks from now, I'm striving (BIG strive) to get Chris and I to a beach with family. I will have to order the correct quantity of supplies, take two suitcases full of woundcare stuff, and coolers of his nutrition and IV fluids to manage for 6 days but I'm determined. I've already started prepping/packing. We can do this. One of the hardest parts of living through a prolonged medical issue is remembering that life goes on... 

Meet Howard & Connie, our new friends. 

While Chris was in the hospital, Howard wrote me a beautiful letter about Connie's medical struggles. It was the first letter I had recieved where someone had very similar belly trauma. I stained the letter with tears and I remember being so thankful for their bravery to share their story with us. Our friendship was instantly formed because we could relate. 

I'm thankful for this kind, encouraging couple. We have a lot to learn from them. Howard was an incredible caretaker for Connie during their trails, and we have a great deal of respect for them because of what they endured together. 

"You'll get through this..." the Lord whispers daily. And God sent us Howard and Connie as proof. 


Monday, May 25, 2015

Anniversary



The greatest gift I've ever been given is more time with Christopher Sparkman.

Here is a wedding video my sister made for us from two years ago, today.

I wanted a strong marriage, God gave me the opportunity to strengthen. I wanted a deep love, God gave us the opportunity to take our love to new levels. I wanted to celebrate 50+ anniversaries, God made me fall-on-my-knees grateful for 2.

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Christopher. I'm going to love you for all of our days. <3



video

Monday, May 4, 2015

This case is quite honestly the very last thing Christopher and I wanted to endure. We have reached out to them, unsuccessfully. This is the opportunity for FedEx to deal responsibly with this situation. We know everyone will respectfully have their opinions, and we thank you all in advance for your support. The future is unknown in many ways, but from what we have understood of that morning it's important to recognize these signs in our friends and coworkers to keep it from happening again. Please read and share this report with an open mind, and remember that we have no choice but to deal with this physically, psychologically, financially and emotionally for the rest of our lives. 

Thank you,
Jamie Lynn and Christopher 

http://m.dailyreportonline.com/module/alm/app/dro.do#!/article/1742887008

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lives can change in an instant. Ours certainly have. May we never lose sight of the reasons why God spared lives that morning April 29, 2014.  Please, say a prayer for all of the people involved in the shooting one year ago today. Although Chris and I still struggle physically and emotionally, April 29 is now a great reminder for my family that the greatest gift we'll ever receive is a chance at life. 

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".  

Also, Christopher and I would like to ask you all to join my family in a special prayer for the Kramers, who lost their son (and brother) one year ago today. We are truly sorry for your loss.
- Christopher & Jamie Lynn
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another." - John 13:34