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Jami, wife to Nato and mom of four unruly children, is an entrepreneur and leader who focuses on faith, community, authenticity, and courage. She’s passionate about not doing laundry and hoarding socks and loves using awkward humor and honesty to convey the truth of the gospel and navigate tough conversations.

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  1. I appreciate this so much. Not a momma, but definitely in some different seasons than I expected. Thank you for this reminder, encouragement & truth today.

  2. I have been feeling lost lately, struggling as a first time Mom, but this really has given me a new perspective and I’m praying it keeps alive in my heart whenever I feel unworthy.

  3. Just what I needed to hear this morning. “Because I love my God.” I think I am going to make that my mantra, too.

    • Shortly after my cousin was killed in a car accident at age 25 I had a dream about him. He had an enormous smile and said these words to me, “Molly, I’m here. I get it now. I’m on the other side. And it’s all worth it. Love people with all you are. Never give up, love like crazy. I’m here now and I know it’s all worth it. Every person you love matters”.

      This dream was 17 years ago and I remember it like it happened last night. It has formed part of how I parent. As well as love and extend Grace to others in my life. We never go wrong in challenging/difficult moments doing the words you’ve shared here today.

      Such a great post! Thank you for sharing. Live with an eternal perspective. Do it for Jesus. Blessings to you.

  4. Jami I’m sending this to my daughter. She will love it and totally relate. She is a mommy to 5 unruly kiddos. Quite funny considering both her and my son-in-law are only children!
    She too would hang this quote EVERYWHERE!!! “Think on eternity and work backwards from that.”
    Awesome. Thank you for sharing

  5. I have 5 girls, ages 15, 13, 11, 7 & 3. We will be dropping our oldest off for freshmen year of college the same year we drop our youngest off to kindergarten. So crazy and so good. Thank you for the encouragement, I’m in the midst of potty training the youngest right now…..

  6. Thank you Jami. Your thoughts brought tears to my eyes. My only daughter is grown and living in another country. But I remember the struggles as I raised her on my own. Thank you for reminding me of the hope of eternity with our Lord and savior Jesus. While we are on this earth we do His work all for His Glory! God bless you and your family!

  7. Thank you Jami for sharing your heart. What you said is true. Enjoy your kids as they grow up far to fast. One minute they are Babies in your arms. The next they are going to School and Nursery. Time waits for no man. As the saying going that saying is true. I have no kids. But was a Registered Childminder in my own home for 19 years. I now see some of the kids I used to look after as babies they are now going Secondary School. Or have jobs. That is scary were did that time go to. Of me looking after them while there parents went to work. Most didn’t like having to work. As they felt they were loosing out. Spending time with their kids. But had to because of the price of living. But I love kids. But just not that brave to have any of my own. So the kids I looked after I treated them as my own. Taught them a we bit about Jesus. Did not go over board as the kids parents most of them not saved. I didn’t want them to think I pushing my Religion at their kids. They the kids I looked after you can get it on YouTube. Psalthy The Singing Song Book. It teaches Jesus in a nice way to kids. Psalthy would say he is big blue song book. Come Little Praisers. Which was nice. The kids would love it as Psalthy would have a wonderful way in kids language of putting about the love of Jesus to a kid. In a way that the Parents didn’t mind. As was good interment. Getting the word of Jesus in the kids in a nice way. But yes I did let the kids watch other kids programs. Like Barney the dinosaur. But I was careful. What they filled there little minds with. Parents just loved the love I put into their kids. Plus the kids all loved coming to see me the days they did when their Parents were working. They all had fun. Plus one we have to remember as well when living in this world. That this world is especially if Saved is not our real home. Everything thing we have is not enteral. It only last for so song. Our time of earth is only temporary. For so many years. We if saved have to look after what God has given us to take care of in his beautiful world. He had given us to live in for the time he has given us. Plus we have to look at the way the world is going. What happening in it today. Especially with floods and people loosing their homes because of it. Or some because of flats coming down. In these too things also people loosing love ones. Which is sad. Plus Covid hitting our world. People getting sick or loosing their jobs and some loosing a loved one. All because of Covid. We all have to make sure to be thankful to God in times like this. That we are alive to enjoy every day God gives us and bless us to in joy another day in his beautiful world. If given that chance. Think about those in our world plus family members who are not saved. To stop and pray for them. To see the light of there needs to get saved. All that is happening in our world. How important it so to know the Saviour Jesus. In the times we live in. As Prayer is so important in theses days. I pray for my Family as I am only one saved bar my Husband. They all believe most of them. They still get into Heaven saved or not saved. Which is sad. We also have to make sure we are living everyday in this world for Jesus. So the unsaved will see Jesus in us and hopefully want what we have. Plus our families not saved. Even if you cannot tell your families about Jesus. As they say keep all that too yourself. You just when saying your prayers pray for them and live your life in front of them for Jesus. Not giving up that they will see Jesus in you. Want what you have. Jesus as their saviour too. But we the saved don’t have to worry about our future. We have enteral. Home waiting for us one day. When are time up on earth. That enteral Home is with Jesus. That is so good to know. Thank you again for Jami for sharing your heart. I pray for you all incourage. My God richly bless you all incourage for the reading you write. Plus sharing you heart. I have learned so much for you. Love big hugs and God bless all the way for Dawn Ferguson-Little in Co.Fermanagh in N.Ireland. Sorry I am day late with my reply. Just yeasterday was to busy to get the time to reply. Xx

  8. Jami,

    I remember visiting my aging dad at assisted living one day. It was lunch time & he was sitting in the middle with two other men, one on each side. Dad had essential tremors where his hands would shake. I offered to feed him & he nodded yes. One of the men said to me “you will get stars in your crown for this.” Talk about hearing from God. Dealing with my parents dementia & psych issues wasn’t easy. I know deep down God was with me all the way & He will reward me later. Now that they are gone I volunteer with Relay for Life (Cancer) & a local food bank when I can.

    There are days at work (ICU step down clerical at local hospital) that wear me out. I enjoy assisting the RNs, CNAs & family in taking care of patients. A bright spot in my day is when I can shine God’s light by showing empathy to the family & offering any assistance. In the end we all want the patients to get well & leave the hospital. My goals are to hear the immortal words of Jesus “well done thou good & faithful servant”, to encourage people & shower God’s light & love in this sin darkened world before it’s to late.

    Blessings 🙂

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