An avid traveler, Jesus follower and lover of adventure…okay, maybe an “aspiring” lover of adventure, I’m on this great journey called “life” where each day is full of possibility. I want to take each day and learn from where I’ve come from and the mistakes I’ve made and help make a difference in this world. My greatest ambition is to simply love Jesus passionately and lead other to experience His great love. And to just be real. I have spent a lifetime trying to attain the unattainable goal of “perfection”. For now, I’m embracing the “imperfections”.
So the real question is, who am I? The answer, God is still showing me daily and I often need reminders… Here’s what I know so far – and in no particular order.
Missionary: I’m a missionary – there is no doubt about that. Having traveled out of the US over 50 times into over 20 nations, pieces of my heart reside permanently all throughout the world. And no matter who I become or where this life takes me, I will continue to follow my destiny and get the Gospel of Jesus to as many as I can.
Somewhat Reluctant Preacher: Not because I don’t believe the message, I’m just not the biggest fan of hearing myself speak. The fact that God has used me to share his message before thousands continues to astound me. I am humbled that God would look at my fears and say “Yep, that’s what I need. Watch what I’ll do with it…”
Loving Daughter: My Mom and Mi Padre (as I call him), fell in love and thanks to the miracle of birth and the goodness of God, I exist. I’m a daughter and given the choice, I would choose my parents. EVERY TIME.
Sister: I have two brothers. Michael, my older bro and Josh, my lil’ bro. I love them more than they know. Do we always get along? Heck no. We thoroughly enjoy sarcasm and trying to out argue each other. What can I say – we’re wired a little differently I suppose.
Aunt: One of the titles I hold with the highest honor, is that of “Aunt”. Although if we’re being honest, I’m not always the greatest. I’m not a mother yet, but I definitely get to experience some of the joys through my nieces and nephews. I like to think I’m the cool aunt that everyone loves, but they may just love me because I ALWAYS come with gifts.
“Crazy” Dog Lady: I am definitely dangerously close to being “that” girl. As an owner of 2 rather large and incredibly fluffy furballs, (Prince the sweetest, most loyal black lab you’ll ever meet and Picasso the most loving and slightly bossy Australian Shepherd out there) my sanity is often questioned by family and friends. I love my boys though and wouldn’t trade them for anything.
Elvin Princess: Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but one of my dearest friends, Lindsey Lou Who, swears that this is true. If you were told you were an Elvin Princess often enough, you might start to believe it too.
From the beginning to the end and every moment in between, I, for better or worse am Jamie Lynn Sivak. And for once in my life, that is more than enough. My goal is not to please or impress you. I spent years trying to do that but the Creator of the Universe made me and loves me exactly as I am. And the love and approval He has given is far more than enough.