Being a woman, wife, and mother isn’t an easy task and I believe we were never meant to do it alone. Women need relationship. We thrive together: learning from one another, encouraging each other, praying for each other, and helping one another grow.
That is my heartbeat.
“Mama” is the name I most often answer to these days, but you can call me Jamie. Hello! I’m glad you’re here.
This is my family. Aren’t they precious? That’s my husband Derrik (since June 30th, 2007 but we’ve known each other 14 years now). I consider him the greatest blessing bestowed on me by the Lord outside of my salvation. We’re crazy about each other.
Those beautiful girls you see are my three daughters: Isabella (4), Selah (2), and Gloriana (infant). What blessings from the Lord! They are joy unspeakable. Being their mommy is the greatest thing I have ever done in my life.
A little more about me:
I am celebrating my 28th year of life. If you are familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator, I fall in the ENFP/J area or an extroverted, intuitive, feeling, ‘organized’ perceiver. I’m a stay-at-home mama to my girls but venture out to do ministry on the college campus on occasion.I love to create whether in the kitchen, attempting crafts, or decorating our home. I have a degree in nutrition, one of my passions. That passion continues to grow in my life as I research and teach others about real food.
Motherhood is a role I was born to fill (though I fail at it many times throughout the day). I love making our house a home, feeding my family real, good, nutritious food, and teaching my kids and others about Jesus. While I always knew I wanted to be a mother, the transition wasn’t the easiest and contrary to my belief, not everything came naturally. Thankfully, I had a few women who are dear to me that I could learn from. Their help was/is priceless. We mamas need each other: to learn from one another and encourage each other in this precious responsibility we’ve been given.
Discipleship is my passion: in my house with my girls, with other women and mamas, and to women on the college campus. I desire for others to know Jesus better. I’m grateful for the model set by Jesus of discipling: being intentional to teach and grow others. Discipleship is also about life on life: growing in all areas as women, wives, mothers, homemakers, and friends.
Daily, I learn more and more about who I am, who I am not, and who I don’t want to be. I am a work-in-progress. What a lifelong process! Thankfully, I know “who” defines me, and that is Jesus. Each day, He is shaping me into the woman, wife, and mother that He created me to be. He is gentle in the process and I feel like I take steps forward and backward as I learn about finding my identity in Him alone. Each day, I realize my deep need for Jesus.
I’m really glad you are here. Really, really glad. And I hope you’ll stick around. Find out what is Down in my Heart.