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Jami shares the good, bad, and ugly, laying it all out hoping just one person will be inspired. She is a wife and mother who just wants to serve Him.

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  1. Wow, Jami…what a powerful testimony in the middle of very real and painful difficulties. Praying right now for you and your family, for continued provision and peace that passes all understanding. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. Praying for peace & comfort that only He can provide!

    Thanks for the wonderful testimony! You are one stong woman of God who knows where her strength comes from!!

  3. Jami, Your post brought tears to my eyes. Several years ago, I experienced a brain “event” myself that came on suddenly and changed my life. Thank God I was in the right place at the right time, and I could have brain surgery immediately! Throughout the following months, and through all the heartaches it caused, my husband came to Christ. God works all things together for good to those who love the Lord. Amen!

  4. Jami–thank you for sharing so honestly the range of emotion that comes with life’s deepest struggles. They reverberate truth to those of use who have walked (or are walking) similar paths. So glad He’s given you peace and provision in the midst of it; many prayers for double grace on this next leg of the journey.

    Mary Hampton

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your fear, pain, hope, and faith with me It takes courage and heart to make this committment and openly so early in the game. God honors your hope and faith in Him and we’re all praying for you!

    Praying for His ABUNDANT grace to fill up the cracks in your faith today, tomorrow, the next day, and on until this is just one more amazing story of His goodness for you to tell.

    –Sarah Elizabeth

  6. Jami,

    Your story brought me to tears. My oldest son Caleb, had a brain tumor removed 3.5 years ago. I know that it’s a little bit different circumstances, but when you love someone, it just absolutely tears your heart apart. I wrote a blog post about Caleb’s brain tumor last May. He is doing wonderful now…… thank God!

    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and faith with all of us.

    God Bless.

    ~Jennifer Ross~

  7. Even being your sister and watching this all happening, I cried reading this. You as always are an inspiration to me!
    Love you!

  8. I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for your husband. I too have Chiari and have had two surgeries. When I saw you picture on my blog summary I knew immediately what that scar was…my heart lurched. I will be lifting him (and you) up in my prayers.

  9. i only know of this through Extreme Makeover Home Edition…but i have never forgotten it…a close family friend has been diagnosed, but has not needed surgery yet (prayerfully won’t ever)

    i’m so sorry…and it is true–there is no way as you write all of these things down that you could possibly humanly handle…i love that He gave you a simple life-giving word and you have clung to it in faith and shared it with (in)courage…

    i too pray hard for your family right now…KNOWING He will provide…with love, abby

  10. Jami,

    You know I’m your biggest fan (well, maybe after all your family anyway ;))

    I am SO proud of you, dear friend, as I cry reading your journey again in writing (plus the photo). I know what this opportunity means for you personally, and I am YOUR cheerleader! 😉

    Thank you for reminding me of this all important message of Being Still and Trusting.

    Thank you for your honesty, vulnerability, truthfulness, openness….thank you for allowing all of us to learn from your life as a lesson because I know there are many of us who are changed in some way because of you.

    You are a gifted teacher (love the analogies!!) who has a heart full of love for the Lord and the gift of encouragement that you so wonderfully share with others. And it all comes out in your writing~your heart. Who you are – thank you.

    I will be praying for God to keep you and your family uplifted in His strength through your current trials and that you feel Him closer than ever before.

    May you be richly blessed,
    Love, Lori