Feb 27, 2008

A Very Special Day

Today would have been Jamee's 42nd birthday. Because this blog is a tribute to my very much missed and very much loved sister, Jamee, this post is for her.

It really is a pipe...it's okay, it was the 60s. The harlequin pants are the real tragedy here.
Yes yes, I could touch my toes. Jamee was the real gymnast in the family, she just didn't know it yet. A lot of you may not realize we have a younger sister (Antoinette). Jamee and I both carried her around like a doll when she was little.
As I pulled up these photos to scan, I realize this: It isn't my fault. Apparently the gift of being a retard in front of the camera is just part of my genetic makeup. I feel better about it tonight, I hadn't realized it until now.
One of my favorites, Dad and Jamee together.


Terence Chang said...


Lovely photos. She looks very sweet.

I was wondering what happened to this post, I saw it on the Google Reader.

I will remember her too.

Bubba's Sis said...

Stacey, this is beautiful! I have tears in my eyes (and it's only 7:00 a.m.!). Happy Birthday, Jamee - I look forward to meeting you in Heaven someday!

D... said...

Happy Birthday Jamee!!! You are very loved!

The bottom picture is my favorite. It's nice to see an adult Jamee with your precious dad. Even as adults, ya'll looked alike.

What a special tribute! You ARE keeping her alive. One day all of us will be dishing & laughing in Heaven. Good times!

Ms. Can't Be Wrong said...

Beautiful, my dear friend. Everytime I stop by this little blog of yours I always feel your love for Jamee!

Sisters are forever!
Happy Birthday Jamee!

pinkjagxj said...

Such a lovely tribute Stacey.
Your deep love and devotion to a very special sister is heart touching. Perhaps someday you can tell me Jamee's story. I lost my oldest sister to leukemia and my daughter in an auto accident.

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Jamee is very lucky to have you, Stacey. I'm so sorry you have to even deal with her not being in your life now.

(I see Alex's face in you in the picture with Antoinette in the highchair!)

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

She's beautiful, Stacey. Happy Birthday to her, and thank you for sharing her with us. Love you.

Shana said...

Love the pictures Stacey! What an awesome bond you had with her! (((HUGS))) to you on this day.

Angela WD said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're doing a beautiful thing in keeping her memory alive.

Sharon said...

What a lovely birthday tribute to your precious sister Jamee. It's obvious you shared a special bond.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Jamee. Fourty-two. Wow. I can still see her sitting on the first set of bleachers on the west side of the gym at school, her bleach-blonde hair, that smile, her cheerleading uniform, and the rings on her fingers that I thought were the coolest.

I love you, Stacey. My thoughts are with you and the kids tonight. My heart, on one hand, is breaking, and then, on another, I'm feeling happy--like she's still here, just in a better form...an angel watching over you every day, her hands on your shoulders guiding you, supporting you, loving you. Maybe, too, she's with the kids. What a better guiding force for them when things get dark, when they lose their way, believing--knowing--she's there, arms out stretched.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures you posted in memory of your beautiful sister Jamee. You can tell that even as toddlers, you two were so very close. How very blessed you were to have such a wonderful sister! It is funny how photos bring back so many memories, but also capture the personalities of each you. It is obvious you both had a ton of love for each other and enjoyed being together and getting into stuff. I wish she could be here celebrating with you, but I know, in a way she is.
Be kind to yourself today!
Love you,

Misty Dawn said...

What a beautiful post Stacey. You are such a spectacular and beautiful person. I love that last photo. I will be thinking of Jamee - Happy Birthday Jamee.

Stacey said...

My friends, I love you all. Each of you has become so dear to me over this year and I am certain we will one day meet face to face. Except JenGi, I've already been lucky enough to hang with her.

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your uplifting words and mostly for seeing what I see: that Jamee was a beautiful person here on earth and is a beautiful soul in heaven and forever my beautiful sister. xoxoxoxo

Mrs. C said...

I didn't know you had another sister! Do you have any brothers or other relatives you want to 'fess up about now??


kailani said...

What a great tribute to a beautiful person.

ConservaChick said...

She's lovely, just like her sister (; Thank you for sharing these precious pictures with us. ~K