Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Sing that tune!

Ok, so I know that Christmas is over but I couldn't resist posting this short clip that we received from one of Jamin's Air Force friends. I think that it highlights Jamin's energy and enthusiasm for . . . well pretty much everything - even an old classic.

Does anyone know the story behind this?

While we are on the subject of Christmas . . . I have heard and seen so many quotes to the effect of "The world would be such a better place if spirit of Christmas continued on year round." Without trying to make Jamin sound like a saint, I think that this is something that Jamin really grasped onto. He approached each day as if it was Christmas morning - excited for what gifts the day would bring (and on that note I truly believe that even the one's that once opened contained that notorious phrase "some assembly required" brought joy and a smile to his face - possibly even more so than perfectly packaged sunrises or sunsets that he so often took pictures of). In turn he also gave his own gifts to others - on a daily basis, YEAR ROUND! Sometimes these came in the form of compliments, sometimes in the form of assistance or volunteer work, money, or simply sharing his joy with others. The important thing is that no matter how many gifts he was given (by birth, or received throughout life) he did not keep them to himself - he handed them out to others as often as possible - not wrapping them all up and waiting for one day to hand them all out. What I think I will always appreciate about J.B. though is the way that he never lost the inner child within him. He didn't worry about what others would think of his goofiness or excitement about the small things in life (as proved the video) but instead taught others to appreciate them too (you have to admit you wanted to join in and sing with him didn't you?).

I dare say that if we lived in a world where every day was Christmas we may come close to the world that Jamin lived in.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this makes me smile big time everytime I replay it! Thanks for putting it on.

Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

What a great video for you to have!
Even though we never got the chance to meet Jamin, we can see why Lindsey enjoyed being with Jamin, Reese,Tom and that group of friends. They all could make so much fun just going to the store, or just anywhere and have a great time. I do believe the group picture on Lindsey's blog is also a celebration of Jamin's birthday last year. Lindsey's friend from Spain was visiting her and her friend emailed me that she met Jamin last January when they celebrated his birthday in Luxemburg. Reese would know for sure as she is in the picture with several others that I don"t know.
Pam Ferris

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