The Christmas Wish

All my life I use to get excited for Christmas after all most say it is the most wonderful time of the year. My eyes would light up as I hurried out of my room to the gifts under the tree.

I would rush and pull all of the wrapping paper off the gift anticipating what was underneath. As an adult I enjoyed wrapping the gifts for my daughter and I got excited each time she smiled and said thank you mommy.

I had that same  excitement when I woke up each day with my husband. For the last 1278.375 days that excitement of cheer and glee faded away. I would see t v commercials and it has been hard listening to the all time favorite Christmas music on the radio. My Christmas wish has been the same; to have Kenneth here with me so I could hear a Christmas sermon for him one more time, so I can see him out on his black suit looking so handsome, so I could smell his cologne and kiss his lips one more time.

The only song that sticks in my mind now is what do the lonely do at Christmas. The only thing that I can do, the only thing that any of us can do is cherish memories, and the joy that the holiday we once loved will someday return to the a day that we love and we are able to pass on Christmas cheer.

Enjoy your family and friends and have a Great Holiday Season.


Jamie Foster resides in Daphne, Alabama with her daughter and two grand puppies. On January 10, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. her life was shattered as the man that God kept for her suffered a heart attack in his sleep. A fairytale that began so beautifully just three years prior ended in tragedy. She made a statement two years before she started dating Rev. Kenneth Foster, as he preached a sermon at her church. She said to a friend, “I am going to marry Rev. Foster one day, and make him a very good wife”. Two years later, after about 4 dinner dates, Kenneth told her; that God showed him that she was his wife. They married a few months later on November 28, 2015. In three years, they lived out their wedding vows richer, poorer, sickness, health, and till death do us part.

She never imagined that she could feel so much pain in her entire body!! The love of her life the man she prayed for is now gone. She immediately began to question everything she knew, everything she believed in.

After Kenneth’s death, she had nothing else to hold on to but the Faith that they talked about, the Faith that he preached about. The road is a difficult one, but she pushes forward. On this journey, she has come in contact with women all over the world who share the same grief and the same pain that she does. She started to find comfort and joy in knowing that others understood her heartache and pain.

In 2021, she left her full-time job to focus on her Mental Health. She became the CEO of Foster & Foster H.R. Solutions, an Independent Insurance Agent, a blogger of Foundation of Truths, a Motivational Speaker, and she is penning the pages to a book that is long overdue.

Jamie always knew that her gift, was her powerful voice and she is walking in her purpose. It is to help encourage, motivate, inspire, and lift up all of her fellow sisters as we are all on this journey together. She lives each day no matter how hard, by the words of Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans he has for me”.