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When The Pain is Too Much

Today is a day where I would like to flip the world bird and retreat into hiding.  Where hope seems lost and relief is only a fairytale.  A day when it seems that not existing at all would be a better alternative.

But giving up would be letting the Enemy win and giving up on the promises I have made…

The promise I made on on my wedding day to my husband to walk with him wherever life would take us.

Our Wedding Vows

The promise I made the my little girl the day she was placed in my arms that I would love her and protect her forever

Our adoption miracle

And the promise I have made to myself to hold tight to HIS promise that He will never leave me nor forsake me.

Jeremiah 29:11
So when the pain is too much, this is what keeps me pressing on.

11 comments on “When The Pain is Too Much

  1. Katie says:

    I’m sorry you’re in such pain today, Jamee. As I’ve told John a million times, call me if there’s ever anything I can do.


    PS: Your wedding dress is beautiful

  2. christina says:

    hang in there…..

  3. Emily says:

    Praying God will bless and strengthen you today as you stay faithful to him.

  4. Lisa Madden Bass says:

    I SO get what you are feeling! Sometimes it is if you just want to (or do) “bleed” all over the place. But, your reasons for hanging on, are the same as mine…and we WILL make it, because we rely on the strength He has placed within us!


  5. Shelley says:

    I know where you are coming from…You have very strong reasons to keep you going. I hope that tomorrow is a better day!

  6. You look very beautiful in your wedding gown. And great family picture; I can see the love. I can’t imagine what the pain is like however, I think your attitude in this post rocks. I think your outlook and focus of how you get through the pain rocks! Family. Times are tough and rough – but, it is how we get through it…and the outlook (and positive) that helps us get there!

  7. Oh Jamee, I hope you’re feeling better soon! Hugs, Jenn

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  9. Torey says:

    I love your blog and also love your courage. I know this is an old post but I also know the pain you endure is a constant struggle in your life. Thank you for being an encouragement to others with chronic illnesses despite the fact that you are living in pain yourself. I live in pain everyday with a rare, neurological pain disorder and I could so relate to your post that I came across today. May God bless you as you continue to try to encourage and bless others.

    • Jamee says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment and encouraging words! You have no idea how much I needed support like this today!

  10. patty says:

    Today, my pain is too much. The stress, the physical pain, all of it.. I cannot take it. I am ill and when I have good days I give and give to others. When I need someone no one is ever there. I reached out to Church members and they only reached out with a foot to kick me down further. I actually am bordering on confusion and anger with the very God that I know loves me. And doubting everything.

    I guess you got a good church family. Mine’s full of snotty people too good to do anything but judge and take money. The last time I had a good day I went out and told the homeless face to face they were loved by God and me and meant it. No one in my life has told me that in twenty years. But I still reach out and try.

    I wonder how long I have to suffer?

    Anyway, I am happy for you that you have so much. I hope you do well. If I could help you I would but I have nothing else to give.

    I just ran across your post when I typed in ‘When the pain is too much’ in the bing search engine. And honestly, I don’t know why I shared this. But here it is.

    I do hope that you have a great life. And since mine is already so bad it would be okay with me if God gave me your share of pain because you have been through too much. And you have people that love you. So, anyway. I pray that all sickness leaves you.


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