Hi friends. My official bio is below but I think for now I’d like to just chat for a while. It somehow seems more relaxed and comfortable that way. If you’re curious about me, I’m 46 years old (sayin’ it loud and proud!), a wife of 27 years, and a mom of 7 kids, ages 26 to 18 (to which we’ve now added 3 wonderful in-laws & 3 adorable grandsons). After 18 years in Rexburg, Idaho, our family just moved to Syracuse, Utah. We’re excited to see what this new season of life has in store for each of us.
Over the last several years, I’ve enjoyed doing some writing, and also working in the area of sugar addiction, which led me to certify as a Wellness Coach. (You can find out more about that stuff by clicking on the tabs above.) But I have to say, my favorite accomplishment has actually been my family. Man, I love those people. If you happened to notice that my kids were born really close together, good job – yes, I had 7 children in 8 years. But don’t be too impressed. My mothering was pretty chaotic and messy right from the start. Fun and rewarding but definitely messy. How could it be otherwise with a house full of little ones? Some days it’s all you can do just to get the dishes done. And maybe put clean clothes on (and sometimes even THAT can be a stretch!).
Now that my kids are grown, I can say with absolute confidence that the only thing that got me through the last 25+ years in the motherhood trenches was my relationship with Jesus Christ. He has truly become my everything—my light, my life, my joy, and my soul-healer and heart-filler. Tasting His love has lit a fire within me to help women of all ages connect to the Lord right in the middle of the mess. And I’m not just talking about the mommy messes, but the craziness at work, the pressures of college, or whatever else you may be going through. Relying on Christ is truly the only way we not only survive, but thrive in this complicated and crazy world. It’s a message I’ll be trumpeting until I take my last breath.
If that idea resonates with you, feel free to look around and even subscribe to my blog if you’d like. I’d also love it if you’d leave a comment if you feel so inclined. Thanks so much for visiting my site. It really means a lot to me that you stopped by for a visit….even if it was just online. 🙂
A few fun pics:
This was taken right after our youngest was born.
I think this one shows exactly what raising kids is like. 🙂
I’m not sure how it happened, but they grew up. This is our most recent family picture in November 2017. From left, there’s Shay, Isaac, baby Henry, Kimball, me, Greg, Kyler, baby Miles, Declan, Katelyn, Breck, JaLynn, and Chase. Then Kalli and Lexi are down in the front. It’ll be fun to see this view grow bigger and bigger over the years. Love this crew so much!
Official bio: Jaci Wightman (pronounced JAY-see) is an author, speaker, and Certified Wellness Coach who loves helping others find health and healing through the power of Jesus Christ. Jaci met her husband, Greg, during her freshman year of college, and together, they’ve enjoyed the daunting task of raising 7 children born in just 8 years. In 2012, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies, 21 years after postponing her schooling to start a family. However, underneath all her outward busyness, Jaci is just an ordinary woman who discovered an extraordinary Savior. Her greatest joy lies in teaching and testifying of the One who not only changed her heart, but radically transformed her entire life.