Jessica Kooima

Hi There!  I am a small town, Iowa girl, now transplanted to the southwest desert of Arizona!  I am a lover and follower of Jesus, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a physician. Life is a constant juggling act, and if I am honest with myself and you, that list of who I am should be in that hierarchal order, but more often than not, it isn't! I am a constant work in progress, daily trying, and thankful God isn’t finished with me yet!  I was blessed in that I grew up in an amazing family, and an amazing community that encouraged me, and were part of my life’s journey! I am so thankful for my husband, who is an amazingly patient man (on most days, if I don’t drive him to crazy!) who has been on this walk with me!  God has been there with us, from miscarriage, to our son being born with Down Syndrome with a heart defect requiring open heart surgery, to my own cancer diagnosis, my father-in-laws cancer diagnosis, and then the decision to sell my husband’s portion of a business and move our family to Arizona so I could go back to school, to be a Naturopathic Physician. In all honesty, it felt a bit like the "Beverly Hillbilly’s" (just the mention of this is dating me, if you are under thirty you may have to google it!) venture cross country, however, minus the fortune waiting for us on our arrival, it was quite the contrary!!!  Currently, we just opened a clinic, in Gilbert, Arizona. We felt God’s call on our life and it has been a trip ever since! I wish I could say life is perfect and the path perfectly outlined for us, but let’s get real, sometimes life is just plain messy, mine included!  But reflecting on it, I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s not always easy or favorable, but trusting God knows me, and my family, and knows what is best, the rest I can let go! (or rather “should” let go…..I am working on that too!).  I look forward to sharing with you some of my most vulnerable, real, heart felt moments, from my life and pray God may use them to help us encourage, and strengthen each other!  So glad you are here my friend, and welcome to my story….