Wednesday, October 23, 2013

hope spoken and what i'm nervous about.

5 things for HopeSpoken:

- post your picture so that we can recognize you. 
- introduce yourself! 
- something that you are little timid or nervous about for the weekend
- something that you are hoping to take away from HopeSpoken
- share something fun/random about yourself



i'm linking up with some hopespoken ladies today!

so here i am.  you can never trust anyone's selfie though, people look different than they photograph sometimes. i actually have long blond hair and my dog isn't allowed on my bed. what?

introduce yourself:
my name is jami nato and i have a husband and some kids and i like margaritas. i am speaking at the conference this year and i am already sweating profusely just thinking about it. i bought arm pit pads (yes these are really sold) for the occasion because tissues don't work that great as i discovered last year. in fact, they sometimes fall out when you're speaking in front of a group and you have to kick it away like it's not your armpit tissue...surely, the last speaker's?
a lot of people want to know about my marriage. so you can find that here or search marriage in the seach box. :)

nervous?
i am nervous about all the people, but mostly about speaking in front of the people. i'm a hermit, so this will be a challenge. if you want to find me just look for the lady in sweat pants, drinking a marg in the corner. not really. i'm going to be hanging with all you ladies. actually, let's keep the sweat pants part of the joke. 

my hope for the conference: 
i hope that i get to see more of Jesus at this conference. sometimes at these things, it's easy to see the people. because you've read their blogs, you want to meet them, or you want to get your name out there. and i think those things will fail you. each one of the speakers is a normal human who is mean sometimes and makes lots of mistakes. they might accidentally ignore us or be too busy to see us. instead, i'm going to hear from God, not so and so. i want to encounter his presence in a powerful way and i want to be used by him to proclaim the truth of the Gospel. sure, making new friends is a total cherry on the top! but my eye is on what God is going to do. 

something fun:
i come from a family of 10 people. 2 sets of twins. 3 kids adopted. 2nd oldest.
most of my teeth are fake. wait, that's not fun.
i'm an opera singer. ok, that's a lie. but i can tap dance.

made up question:
yes, you can come organize my house and do my laundry(that's not been touched for a month). i'm a hot mess.


29 comments:

  1. obsessed with this. and you. love you so much

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  2. I genuinely CANNOT wait to hear you speak. I love your heart and your sense of humor and how you balance that.

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  3. Love this. Sad I won't be there to meet the woman responsible for my obsessive amount of weight gain during this pregnancy via oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Have a great time and please, please, please let us know how the armpit pads work out!

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  4. Why can't I be there?! Whhhyyyyy???!! Ok, maybe another time. For now, I will meet with God right here at home, covered in crawling kids. Have a blast cool kids!

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  5. seeing your public speak would be pretty great!
    hope those armpit pads work out for ya.
    i feel you on the whole getting up in front of people thing.
    just close your eyes.
    it works for me ;)

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  6. girl, you make me laugh
    excited to hear from you in march

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    1. And clearly when I say I'm excited to hear from you I mean hearing what God has to say through you... ;)

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    2. and by "hear from you" i mean God through you, of course... ;)

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    3. and by "hear from you" i clearly mean "hear God through you"... clearly... ;)

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  7. You're always one to go right for the heart of the matter, Jami. I think that's what I love about you. I so agree that trying to meet the right people, or make a name for yourself will fail. The most successful thing that could happen to any of us this weekend is to encounter Jesus. And you're right, no matter the role we play as speaker, volunteer, small group leader, attendee - we all poop, right?

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  8. haha! I liked this. I would totally be down for sweat pants and margaritas. Your sweat pad story reminded me of earlier this year when I was at this beginners class at the gym and we were all in a circle and our coach was demonstrating techniques for jump roping/double unders etc. and while we were all jumping in a circle my nursing pad somehow just came completely out of my sports bra and dropped in the MIDDLE of the circle. I was so embarrassed - I didn't even know those people either. CRINGE

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    1. (this is my baby sister! she's coming too. BAM.)

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  9. haha! I liked this. Sweat pants and margaritas sound great! Your story reminded me of a few months ago when my nursing pad fell out at the gym. I was in a beginners class and our coach was explaining jump rope technique and while we were all jumping in a circle my nursing pad fell out of my sports bra INTO THE CIRCLE. I was so mortified!

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  10. Love love love every single part of this. Can't wait to hear you speak. Or rather, God speak through you. :)

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  11. I've come to realize that people love REAL. Nothing to worry about, even if you stutter, fall, or sweat through your shirt. You'll do great!

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  12. i think people think there is something wrong with me my pits sweat so much. sweating is healthy, no? that's what three kids'll to ya. #needpitpadsstat

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  13. i mean, you win for being the funniest. are you looking forward to dragging me around for another whole weekend? i know i am.

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  14. i have followed you forever and never comment but dude. i am so excited to meet you. you crack me up.
    i love margaritas, too. let's have one together? k, bye. xo
    Heather

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  15. For like two minutes, you got me thinking about whether or not there was another Hope Spoken last year that I somehow missed. And also I too can tap dance. Can you do that thing, that "stomp hop shuffle step, fallap step stomp (repeat with other foot" thing? Do you know how to spell fallap? If so, please start a hashtag like #fallapballchange. Ok the end of my nonsense.

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    1. please let me #fallapballchange with you at hope spoken. maybe you can teach me the stomp hop thing and i'll teach you the "fallap heel heel brush heel toe heel." #tapdancingfordayz

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  16. so disappointed that opera singer was a lie.

    ready for margs and minimal hugs with you!!

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  17. well i love your marg caption and now i want one. but alas, its only noon here. :) I have followed your heart and story for a while and am looking forward to knowing you better...a lot of my good friends (like Hannah and Leslie, above) love you...so I love you too! Hope to hug at HS! Hope Spoken, not high school.

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  18. I can SO relate! Would it really be so bad if we showed up in sweatpants? And evening margaritas - sounds like a plan! Bravo to you for stepping up and speaking, even if it is with armpit pads! Which, I'm totally going to have to look into now.

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  19. I used to wear arm pit pads, lol!

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  20. I used to wear arm pit pads, lol!

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  21. So excited to hear you speak! I love your blog and I can't wait to see how The Lord uses you at hope spoken!

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  22. Seriously. How are you so hilarious? Husband says, "what are you laughing at." I say, "this random chick I don't know on this blog I found." Awesome.
    Http://Blendra.com

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