Find the Beauty in the Tragedies

Jami Lee Mumford Author Interview

Walking with Spirits: Paying It Forward During a Global Pandemic shares your story about connecting to the spirit of your son and getting guidance on performing this amazing act of charity. Why was this an important book for you to write? 

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

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

This whole timeline and event was so emotional, that it made all of it very difficult to write. The sudden loss of income brought people from all walks of life through our doors. The emotions that came along with them were difficult to see, especially with the men. Who are taught from a young age to be the providers, they were now feeling like failures for not being able to do so for their families. the best part was the tears of embarrassment always turned to tears of gratitude.

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

The synchronicities during this time, were to incredible not to share with the world. The way spirit orchestrates a situation and brings it to life, is never anything shy of amazing. The day of the dog food story was my favorite day during this whole event, because it was filled with spirit and their mysterious, yet, magical ways.

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

The one thing I hope everyone takes away from reading my book is that their loved ones who have transitioned to the other side, are still very much involved in the day to day events of your life. When My son transitioned, I set out on a mission to give a 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 go away. They walk beside us everyday. Guiding and protecting us, while unconditionally loving us through, this crazy ride!

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Planning a birthday celebration is a difficult task on its own. Every mother does her best to make it as perfect as possible. However, when it is being planned for a child in spirit, what does one do? That was the dilemma Jami Lee Mumford was facing in February of 2020. Her late son, Chayse, was turning twenty in April. She was clueless about what to do to honor him and his beautiful life. One night while browsing through venues, she noticed tickets were available for a comedy show. The show was scheduled for Chayse’s birthday: April 3, 2020. Feeling confident it was a sign from her son, she bought the last remaining seats for her family. Elated that they would now enjoy laughter on this day instead of the usual sorrow that this day has provided for the last three years, she was positive she had planned the perfect birthday celebration. Until the unthinkable happened.
The Covid-19 pandemic that had been plaguing other countries was now wreaking havoc in the United States. When Illinois shut down in late March, the venue had to close, therefore canceling the comedy show. Devastated and once again lost, Jami spoke aloud to Chayse, asking for guidance. During a partial meditative state, Chayse gave her the answer. He was guiding Jami to start a food donation event for families impacted by the pandemic shutdown. An event, she believed, would only last a few hours. However, through God and Chayse’s amazing grace, it lasted for almost four months.
In the pages within, Jami shares with you the dream visits, signs and synchronicities from many spirits that allowed her to pull off one of the most amazing acts of kindness during the pandemic of 2020. When it ended, see how Chayse continued to walk with her for the remainder of the year—guiding her with his magical, mysterious ways. Providing the validations that those we love never go away; they walk beside us every day!

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