Welcome to my little place on the web. I’m really glad you’re here! And that is totally the truth.

Let me tell you a little about myself and the kind of stuff you’ll find me writing about here on my blog.

Who I am:

I’m a regular kind of girl with plenty of flaws. I’m learning to be thankful for every part of this life. I’m learning to see beauty in the ordinary. I’m not always good at it.

I love to laugh and I’m probably not as funny as I think I am.

I’ve been married for over 25 years and I’m mom to grown-up children. And I have a whole handful of little ones that call me grandma. (and that last sentence sounds completely crazy to me, because yeah, yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah time goes by so fast!)

I have faith and I struggle. I’m a hope clinger and a grace spreader.

Words don’t always come easy for me. I’m a slow-processor who finds it easier to stuff feelings rather than talk about them. But here at Jamie R. Hess dot com (where the R stands for Rae) I’m committed to putting words to my thoughts and sharing them.

What I believe:

I believe you are super. And I want to be your cheerleader. Because life is always better when you have a cheerleader.

I believe you are super valuable. And I want you to know your worth, like really know it. I want you to be fully you and know how good and needed you are. And really I want myself to know it too. So here in this place we’ll talk a lot about it.

I believe in kindness. We should all be really kind! Kindness can impact the world.

Really, I’m thrilled you’re here! I’d love it if you’d hang around. Let’s talk about life together.

I hope you’ll find heaps of encouragement here.

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