My name is Samantha Zabner but you can call me Sami.
I am currently serving the north Florida community of Jacksonville (and surrounding areas).
Who I am is still being written.
My story is still being revealed, just as my life is continuing to unravel. I’ve lived many lives and taken many new shapes as I have traveled through the last 30 years of my life. Throughout my experience, I’ve learned that the cliche about change being the only constant isn’t the only truth. While life changes and new situations are presented often, the true constant is compassion. Compassion towards ourselves and the people passing through our lives is one of the most important lessons I’ve settled into.
I am a mother to a 4 year old rock star of a human, and it hasn’t been an easy ride. For most of the 4 years I have been a single mother. I learned how to navigate motherhood, postpartum depression and anxiety, financial struggle, burnout, heartbreak, and a shattered foundation while showing up for my daughter and myself. All while unlearning the conditioning of society of who I (as a mother) was expected to be, how I was expected to look and act.
With all of my power I will stand up for voices to be heard, emotions to be held, and space to be given to people as they enter into the realm of parenthood. Whether it’s your first baby or your last, the care you deserve is there if you’re willing to invest in yourself.
I see you and I’m here for you.