Day 9 of 40: Mother’s Day Tea Party

Today is Day 9 of 40.

What if we did this for today?  But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body.  Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me…  but what if it got kind of specific…  and…  what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too?  Because I did!  So I looked it up for us!)

create:  (verb)  cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating.  I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking….  I am just one talented woman.  You too?  {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

  1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible. 
  2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
  3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry….  {Anyone else do that too?!}


Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 9 of 40.

My goodness!  How life has been rather full–beautiful but full!  I obviously look REALLY busy, huh?!  Ha!  I didn’t realize my conversation with someone was being photographed.  Hee hee

1. {Spirit}

Believe it or not, I went to blog last night and rested on the couch for just a moment when the next thing I remember was Robert saying “Come on Love, it’s time for us to go to bed.”  I had fallen asleep and NOT BLOGGED!  {Insert sad face}

But since that was bedtime of 9:00 p.m., I awoke this morning at 4:30 to feed Benjamin and then didn’t go back to sleep.  I tried but couldn’t.  I ended up staying up and begin my search with God.  SO, before you panic and wonder how I would ever do that.  Please remember, I am a morning bird!  I tweet beautiful tunes in the morning!  Nights… not so much for me.  But that’s when you get my lovely blogs!  Ha!  So sorry!  😉

In order to get to the point rather quickly with this morning’s time with God, it went like this…

  1. Started Armor of God.  Wasn’t feeling it.
  2. Started to read the Bible.  Wasn’t getting anywhere other than a good read.
  3. Started to seek God and ask Him what I need.
  4. Conclusion: He placed on my heart to talk TO HIM.  What a concept, right?!

I opened my new journal and decided to tell Him ALL that’s in my heart!  1 1/2 pages later, I had just gotten started.

  • “I would like a new dining room table, ours is so old and dirty.  A farm one.
  • New patio furniture outside.
  • I’m tired of Benjamin’s cold.
  • I don’t have any time to balance the budget and pay the bills.
  • I need time.
  • I need to manage my time better.
  • I am frustrated with _______ (one of our child’s) whining.  …  …. ….”

The list went on and on and on.

Soon enough, my heart was full of HIM!  All because I opened my heart to Him.  I kept searching HIM but realized that He was pointing me to pray in the most basic, raw, real and honest way.  Asking Him for whatever I wanted, needed, desired.

The funny part about this is that the Bible Study “Armor of God” is all based and because of PRAYER!  How awesome is that?!  I started the study with every intention to finish but I felt like “Yes, but not yet.”  I was stuck on prayer.

Then off to YouVersion Bible app to see the verse for the day.  I found out something but I’ll share that with you tomorrow!  It will start for us on SATURDAY!!!!!

So for those of you who want an action plan.  We’ve got one!  Simple. Simple. Simple.  And kind of easy this time!  I’ll share more tomorrow!  But if you want to have us doing a little more “specific” tasks in getting strong in spirit, this is it!  We’ve got it!  Super excited about how this will strengthen us in our hearts.

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

I feel so blessed.  Really, I do.  Life has been VERY full these last two days but very delightful and full.

This morning I ran into a woman whom I very much respect.  She is following the blog and asked about how my 40 days was going.

“It’s going.” I responded.  LOL

She shared with me a piece of her heart.  She raised three children as well and life was full for her too.  Then with tears from her heart, she was overwhelmed with beauty when she said “I felt so wealthy.”  She was referring to the beauty and wealth that she had with the children she had.  I love how her heart reflected the beauty of what God gave her.  Whether it be a husband, a child, a relationship, a friendship, a job, a neighbor, an opportunity, ….  We have the option to see beauty in each and every one of them.  That’s such truth, huh.

Mother’s Day Tea

In an effort to get ready for today’s Girl Scouts Mother’s Day Tea, I was running errands and going to and fro to get ready!  A blow out diaper, pick ups, drop offs, ……  You get it.  😉

Emma and I had SUCH a beautiful time!  My parents watched the other two kiddos and Emma (our oldest) and I had a delightful tea.  I feel so blessed that she made me a mommy.  {Insert blush face}


3. {Body}

Body!  Oh no!  This body hasn’t had a workout ALL week!  Benjamin can’t go to Kids Club because of his cold but really, I could’ve worked out in my gym but just haven’t.  No sweat, right?!  It’s all about eating clean, right?!  Ha!  Today’s day was so out of whack that racing out the door for the first drop off, I realized that I had forgotten to eat breakfast!  OH MY!  Protein bar on the go.  So this is how today went….  I’m not even going to take a picture for you but just type it in because it looks more along the lines of a FREE day.  Whoops!  While I’m feeling SO SO strong (tired but stronger) in so many other ways, I didn’t nail my eating today.  That’s OKAY.  Onward we go, right?!  This is the true 40 day journey of this woman!  😉

8:00 protein bar and 1/2 banana (oh, and coffee with creamer at 5:30 a.m.)

1:00 apple

3:00 tea party foods (blueberries, strawberries, chocolate milk about 2 oz, lemon mini cake, mini muffin, 1/2 mini cinn roll)

4:30 Carls Jr. Chicken Sandwich & about 10 fries

7:30 2 slices of a chicken and cheese quesadilla, TJs pomegranate yogurt

As you can obviously see, there was no veggies, and no real rhyme or reason with today.  Well, now you know how my “normal” days went before the 40 days!  Lol.

Onward to Friday for us and day 10.  HERE, WE, GO!  Strength, here we come!!

All my love!



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  1. And I had fun with Shyloh and Benjamin while you were at the party. Glad I can be here.

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