Find the beauty in tragedies

Jami Lee Mumford Author Interview

Walking with spirits: Paying it forward during a global pandemic shares her story of connecting with her child’s spirit and getting guidance for this incredible act of charity. Why was it important for you to write this book?

It was important for me to write this book as I had young grandchildren, one who was entering the world during this time. As adults, we had a hard time navigating our lives during the early days of the pandemic, with the country on lockdown, many suddenly without income. Isolation from others was difficult to deal with as adults, so I couldn’t even imagine what was going on in the minds of our young children. I wanted them to be able to look back a few years from now and really understand how the pandemic affected people’s lives. The good, the bad and the ugly side of everything. I’m not sure the history books do that side of the pandemic the justice it deserves. This book was also my way of reminding them that life can change suddenly without warning, and not always for the better. However, it is through our darkest moments that we learn to find beauty in tragedies.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write?

This whole timeline and event was so emotional that it made the whole thing very difficult to write. The sudden loss of income brought people from all walks of life through our doors. The emotions that came with them were hard to see, especially with men. Those who were taught from a young age to be providers now felt like failures because they couldn’t do it for their families. the best part was that tears of shame always turned into tears of gratitude.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

The synchronicities during this time were too incredible not to share with the world. The way the spirit orchestrates a situation and brings it to life never ceases to be amazing. Dog food history day was my favorite day during this entire event, because it was full of spirit and its mysterious, yet magical ways.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

The one thing I hope everyone learns from reading my book is that loved ones who have transitioned to the other side are still very involved in the everyday events of their lives. When My son transitioned, I went on a mission to give voice to those in spirit. Through Chayse and his guidance, along with others, this book does just that. It shows the world that those we love never leave. They walk by our side every day. Guiding and protecting us, while loving each other unconditionally during this crazy journey!

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Planning a birthday celebration is a difficult task on its own. Every mother tries her best to make it as perfect as possible. However, when planning for a child in spirit, what do you do? That was the dilemma facing Jami Lee Mumford in February 2020. Her late son, Chayse, was turning twenty in April. She had no idea what to do to honor him and his beautiful life. One night, while looking for venues, he noticed that there were tickets available for a comedy show. The show was scheduled for Chayse’s birthday: April 3, 2020. Feeling sure it was a sign from her son, she bought the last remaining seats for her family. Elated that she would now enjoy the laughter on this day instead of the usual sadness this day has provided for the past three years, she was sure that she had planned the perfect birthday celebration. Until the unthinkable happened.
The Covid-19 pandemic that had been hitting other countries was now wreaking havoc in the United States. When Illinois closed in late March, the venue had to close, so it canceled the comedy show. Devastated and once again lost, Jami spoke out loud to Chayse, asking for guidance. During a state of partial meditation, Chayse gave him the answer. She was guiding Jami to start a food drive event for families affected by the pandemic shutdown. She believed that an event would last only a few hours. However, through the wonderful grace of God and Chayse, it lasted nearly four months.
In the inside pages, Jami shares with you the dream visitations, signs, and synchronicities of many spirits that enabled her to perform one of the most amazing acts of kindness during the 2020 pandemic. When she was done, see how Chayse continued to walk with her through the rest of the year, guiding her with her magical and mysterious ways. Provide the validations that those we love never leave; walk by our side every day!

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