On January 17, 2004, we lost a very good friend in Jamie Levine. She will be forever missed and we set up this page as a tribute to the times we remember spending with her. If you knew Jamie, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you have any pictures you’d like to share, please feel free to post links to view them or CONTACT US for info on the gallery.
If you’d like to donate to a charity in Jamie’s name, please check out
ANIMAL PLACE (http://www.animalplace.org)
It’s an animal rescue that Jamie donated to.
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For the time being, entries in the old memory book messages are offline. They will be available in a downloadable format very soon.
the world turns in whirly bits, sometimes i see you in the light,
i hear your smile voice.
i want my bubby.
then it is silent and i wait. i dont know what i am waiting for, until i see you in the night sky and i laugh at myself. the whole world says jamie. i am forever your bubby.
somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly, birds fly over the rainbow, why then oh why can't I?
I keep trying to write jamies story, or really our story. It is nearly impossible to capture jamie in a book. she is a genius. If only I could talk to her again.
it is hard to speak Levine speak without her.
I’m a few days late, but I’m sitting at your gravesite now, & someone put lovely pinwheels with Gerber daisies at the site, which was brilliant. It’s always so peaceful here. I hope that lots of critters still come to visit you here. I also hope that Curtis, Dori, David, & all your friends are hanging in there during this crazy time in the world. Your laugh always brought us comfort. Belated happy birthday.
I miss my sweet Jamie so much. Her birthday is in a few days and I remember the laughter. She was born in Colorado March 23 1975 on a snowy night. Her heart is in my heart . I remember the warm hugs.
I dreamed Jamie this early morning. Such a gift. My heart is thanking her for the gift. I miss David and Jamie all the time. They both have big loving hearts and enjoy helping people. Kindness. That is David and Jamie. I have always told my children and husband about my first flowers of spring. I planted 75 tulip bulbs, purple and pink and yellow. I use to buy Jamie so many things in Purple. Then when she lived in Redondo Beach she decorated her home in green I said to her, I thought purple was you favorite color. She gave me that smile, and said mom purple is your favorite. one year on Mothers Day she took me to have my colors done, for make-up.... she bought me the most beautiful green eyeshadow. Her and I loved looking at make-up and nail polish colors. One more memory , Wayne had a nickname for Jamie, it was Jade.
if happy little blue birds fly over the rainbow why oh why cant i?
There is a heart at the center of the world. there is a stream that flows from it. there is a bird that flies over the valley. then there is you a gerber daisy guarding it all with love. how i remember.
Sometimes I feel like a piece of the dark night has taken me away, and then I have a memory of you. if your a little light then then i am a little light. there is light here. yes i rest in your light.
forever with me,
I love you Jamie. My heart has been really aching for your laughter, your creative life leasons and your tremendous love for the neatest things in the world.
I miss your beautiful smile, your kindness and your sweet, determined spirit every day. You will always be in my heart, and I am so very grateful for the time spent with you. Love you sweet lady.
I have found in the years past that I am most vulnerable at time of remembrance . The word anniversary no longer hols a promise of celebration. Instead, holidays contain an undertow of sorrow. If I get caught in it, I quickly get an undertow of sorrow. It is ironic that the presence of an absence can be so emotionally devastating . We still talk about our last precious Christmas together . The precious memories are always near. We will be together again in heaven. We miss Jamie and Wayne more each year. I am very thankful for all the friends that stay in touch. Robin always sends gifts that feel like Jamie picked them out. My hair shirt grows bigger and my love grows stronger. Merry Christmas and keep warm.
where is the funnies? I guess it is a mad mad world. I look at your smiling face and I hear your laughter. you made me laugh everyday you were with us. you are a amazing person. I laughthrough my tears. you are always near.
Another day of missing you, my dearest Jamie. You are never far from my heart and thoughts.
I have been away for some time now. So much life has happened right beneath my feet. I look at the clouds and the sky. I look at the stars and the moon. Then I wonder, maybe we are in a neighborhood right next door to heaven. maybe Jamie and Wayne are right there. maybe life is just that magical? It took 15 years to think this, but I still wonder, just maybe?
A sunny Sunday morning and celebration of beautiful spring weather. I saw a bluebird fly and wondered if it was Jamie checking up on me again. Shortly after Jamie passed, I was sitting in my vehicle looking out at Lake Davis with my arm resting on the window ledge thinking only of her. Out of the air a beautiful bluebird landed on the side mirror and looked at me with her sparkling eyes. She settled with a fluff and stayed while I spoke softly to her. Ever since that first profound encounter, I cherish being near bluebirds because I believe Jamie is connected and saying, "Hi dad" in her unique voice. Everyone who knew Jamie can remember her sweet voice and laugh to this very day. Jamie, I miss you so very much. Love always ... so much love.
Here it is Jamie's birthday, it was snowing today just as it was on this day in 1975. Well, first we cried and held each other, feeling devastated that you are gone so long. It is lonely without your smile, your smell, your hugs, your understanding. We still have those things in our hearts. We wear our silver bracelets that Christy gave us, it says I am Always with you. And it is always a comfort to wear them. I went and had my nails painted with dragonflies on the ring finger. The pink nail color is called baby girl. I am so very grateful to of had her for 28 years. I was looking at make-up and remembering how Jamie and I use to look at nail polish and lipstick colors for hours and laugh. I pretended that she is with me, just like in Redondo Beach. Oh how I wish I would of visited Jamie more often. I have such regret that I never visited in L. A. when she lived with Robin. So many things I do and see, have me thinking, oh Jamie would like that or Jamie would really laugh at that. Alexa is funny and would make Jamie laugh. I like how I can ask her to play any song and she knows them all. Your funny MOM. love and giggles and hugs Dori
Thinking of Jamie today. I need one of her special hugs. David is not doing well, I worry so about him. We have tons of snow here. I wish they were both here to help Dad shovel and chop wood. Alice Price thank you for the Christmas message. I hope you are well. Love always, dori
Am sending my wish to Jamie's parents for a meaningful Christmas Season and a Healthy New Year.
I was just talking out loud to you Jamie. I miss you everyday, we all do. You are forever young. Remember when we laughed so hard in the car, the 4 of us going to Lake Tahoe? It was quiet in the car, then David said, what will it be like when the deer come home Momma? You and David both were a comedy act. I miss your funny stories . Lemon jello and Orange jello. I am so happy at this time of year that all your true friends send us cards with photos of the children. It means so much, we giggle and smile. Stay with us always in our hearts and I light candles by you and Wayne and David everyday. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. You David and DAD are my whole world. Love and hugs and kisses, and yes I am stretching my NECK.
I miss her more and my heart aches. If I could just have one more day with my precious daughter. Hugs, JAMIE gave the best hugs in the world. Her heart is in my heart.
Jamie, Jamie...I am so very close to you at this time. How I wish we could talk. So much to say. Love you each tick of life. Kisses hugs weejax.
We all still miss you every day Jamie...
I have her photos in frames all around, the candles light, her smiles shine bright. If only, if only. Just one more of her wonderful hugs. I am going to write down a poem I love from Compassionate friends newspaper. She is in the sun, the wind, the rain, she is in the air I breathe. With every breath I take she sings a song, of hope and cheer. There is no more pain and fear, I see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love. We will be together before to long, until then I will listen for her song. This sweet poem was written by Christy Ann Martine
SHE is always in my heart, and I miss her so much!
Hi Jamie. Of course, we are continually missing you as always, but we are also deeply appreciative of all the blessings you still give us. We hear your voice and remember the feeling of your arms around us, and can still see your loving smile. This year, on January 17th, we decided to remember the date as "Bond of Love" day forevermore. Your friends have been very loving and compassionate and true, and have become an important part of our life. It is always wonderful to hear from Robin, Julie, Erika, Jill, or Laura. Likewise to follow their families growing gives us such joy. We know how involved you would be. You are always in our hearts. We love you so! Love will only grow stronger over time. David talks about missing you and we know how he feels. We feel more at peace these days - a peace that surpasses our understanding. And we hold onto our faith: faith that God has created certain qualities in all of us that have never changed - mainly love that is eternal. We know that our Bond of Love is so strong that we simply let our lives go wherever our love leads us, and that if we stay true, love will take us back to you. May the Circle be unbroken bye and bye.
I have been listening to music and watching concerts. This tribute to 30 years of Bob Dylan, has so many songs that stir me. Touch my heart and make me cry. As a family on trips in the car we listened to a lot of BOB. The Nashville skyline, was a favorite. " the girl from the North Country" is Jamie's song. I remember hugging her and smelling her amazing hair, feeling her tender heart...... Some times in the dark of the night, and in the brightness of the day with the flowers and birds in my back yard, my mind and heart is filled with Jamie and David, and I pray and how I wish that their hearts always be joyful, and may the stay forever young. Our David is in a mental hospital and misses Jamie so. My heart aches for him. Another singer I saw on this concert, is Shawn Colvin. I can not remember the song Jamie liked so much. I hate when memories fade and photos fade. God Bless you all and keep you safe. The times they are a changing. Also "Eddie Vedder" sings " Masters of War" and tangled up in Blue. "Eddie Vedder is a favorite of David. He , will be in Yuba city , Willow Glen Care Center until Dec. Love Dori
We miss you and love you. We are coming to visit your grave this weekend
Forever young. I think of the Angels flying you to Heaven. Alice Price I just read the letter again. Thank you to Jamie friends. For sending us such thoughtful cards.God Bless and take good care of yourself
The years go by, but the memories hold ever so dear.
Jamie was such a good part of Wayne's last year - for that I will be forever grateful.
It is that moment in time … again. It is late, or rather, very early in the morning and comes The Authoritative Knock on the door. Suddenly awakened to utter despair that reverberates for as long as life. Friends, previously unmet gather to watch over our Upheaval. To throw the first lifeline of Faith into a Raging Flash Flood in the hope that we could instinctively grasp and hold fast and be pulled to safety against the unimaginable torrent. The effort to cling, bringing full and total exhaustion, leaves one so spent that life going forward seems as improbable as forever swimming against such a force.
Yet, as with any flood, the waters do eventually subside within natural banks. Simply stay alive long enough, surrender, and return to the natural calming downstream flow of life - with the inevitable swirls, bumps, and even the eddies that bring unexpected reversals of direction. Sometimes, without any warning, evidence of The Upheaval is exposed … again. Why? How? Life outside of the natural channel exposes that the aftermath of Great Forces remain. It is so plain to see, even thirteen years later, to the hour.
Yet … floods also purge. If one dares to accept the destruction, then, in all truth, one - eventually - will not forever deny the cleansing renewal that is ultimately apparent in every aftermath. That is the cycle of life. It is upon the exposed and scoured bedrock that we rebuild and go forward through future droughts - and floods encountered during our lives. Seeking as often as we are able: renewed hope, greater appreciation of our relatively short life, a strengthened faith in the sometimes opaque goodness of God, and with ever-increasing capacity to love all manner of beings.
To look up to heaven and feel in my heart that I honestly strive to live in a manner that, everyday of her life, came naturally to my beautiful daughter, Jamie. She is always … pure love.
Happy New Year Jamie ... It's 2017 and you have been away so very long. Missing and loving you always. Dad
I am missing you so much. Looking at your photos over and over. Can you send a new one from Heaven. Are you riding a horse.? I love you to the moon and back....... Momma
for some reason I am up late. with all this stuff going on on the computer, I can't help but miss our humor about politics, movies and everyday people/
I miss you a lot.
Merry Christmas Jamie. We all think of you often, especially this time of year.
You are on my mind, and always in my heart. Tonite was a super moon, your Dad was taking photos. I was up in my comfort room going though some more of your things. I wish I could think of something funny to write, "somebody tell a joke" It is Cosmos moon. I am going to give some of your story books to Lydia, she is 7, her and your Cousin Katie and Dee take flowers to your grave.Wrap your angel wings around David. He is having a very hard time. I just love and miss you so so much always, Momma
I've never been to a BNL concert, & I've always debated going because I wasn't sure if I'd be more happy/reminiscing or more sad. Thinking of you often Jamie.
Hi Jamie. Well, I saw my first "Counting Crows" concert last night. Mom was my beautiful date - she bought the tickets! Adam D and the whole band were absolutely great. Some of the songs made me think of you. Missing you and thinking of you ALWAYS!
I was looking at the Milky Way wondering how your view is. Missing you so very much. We are getting along and doing just fine, so do not worry about us. Mom is putting in more fresh flowers around our yard. David has a job interview next week that he's excited about - and a little nervous too. I am so grateful for our home and for my friends and family ... and Willie the Cat. You would love him so much. Oh, and the birds love our fountain and are always splashing in and drinking it's cool water. Love You 'til the end of time my beautiful Jamie.
Hi, Jamie. I am really missing you right now. Thank you for all your love.
I am planting flowers today, and thinking how much I would love to share this day with my daughter. We have some many amazing birds in our yard these days. Curtis is a bird man feeding them and taking their photos. The Baciocco is still a favorite of the colorful birds. Missing Jamie, love Mom
Happy Birthday Jamie. I want to express just how much I love you and miss you every day. Your natural goodness and kindness and humor are forever in the most beautiful and sacred place in my heart, mind and soul. Like real seeds of strength and love, planted inside of my being, I care for them and protect them. Those seeds make you just as much a part of me and my life as you have ever been. The best part. What is so amazing is that you continue to make me a better person even though you left many years ago! You are like the most beautiful flower will always grow in my heart of hearts. I miss seeing you though. I ache still at your leaving. But this day of your birth brings with it every moment we shared here in this life. It is your birthday but it is I who received the most glorious of gifts - you, my precious daughter.
I am visiting your page on the day that brought you into the world. I am a much better person from knowing you in your brief life, and miss your beautiful smile, sweet and loving nature and warm hugs. I miss you every day, sweetie, and hold you in my heart forever.
Thinking of you today, cousin. I wish you were here so we vould make funny videos together and visit Grandma. You were a truly gifted and amazing lady. What a blessing you are and were to our family. Rest in power and peace. Tell my Dad and Grandpa I said hey ???
I miss her hugs, her smile. Thank God I still feel her love all around. Today I was reading cards she gave me though the years. I am so thankful and feel blessed to be her MOM.
Missing our Jamie on this Christmas day. We have lots of snow here. We just want to share the love in our hearts with everyone.
Thinking of Jamie today. Merry Christmas to everyone in Jamie's life.
Thanks for re-opening the book, Grant. I think it is grounding and an important connection for so many of us who will always miss Jamie.
Welcome to the new Jamie Levine Memory book. Still tweaking the look of the website a little bit, but the Memory Book is now open for posts. Thank you.