– – the girl

Online I use the nickname Maff, or Mai Shami (which means ‘Mother of Shami’).

Both are names I’m also called offline, so technically they are my names…just not the names on my birth certificate ;)

So, what can I tell you about myself?

I’m African-Australian, 43 years old, happily married for 21 years, mother of 5, and a Secondary Teacher. I am also a devout Christian. And by that I don’t just mean I habitually go to Church every Sunday. I mean that I have an intimate and growing relationship with my Creator.

I know God is real. I see and feel His tangible presence in my life every day.

He has always been there. Pursuing me, rescuing me, carrying me, loving me. And as I look back on the incredible highs and lows of the past seasons of my life and see His continual protection and guidance…I can confidently hold on to the certainty of His ongoing presence in my future.

I am secure in the knowledge of both whose I am and who I am.