My dear sister moms!

After much prayer and insight I have been called to lay my heart bare and open to you all.

Motherhood is a sacred act, a royal calling!  We ARE priest, prophet and queen!  But so many of us have forgotten that; for many year myself included!

My dear sisters, for if you know a loving God than you are my sister: let me tell you, you are not allow in this vocation of motherhood.  There are many, many women who have trod the path before you.

You are the most beloved of the Most High God!

For me the realization came with our first baby.

I have come to take as my motto the saying that God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

Like far, far, far too many women I had experienced sexual violence: raped three times, and well…we will let the past be…I sought and got wonderful help from a faith-filled therapist and met my wonderful hubby…told him the whole story of my life and we married happily.

When I became pregnant for the first time I could not imagine that it would drudge up issues I had yet to work on! Issues of marital trust, how to parent so differently than my mother. Issues with men. Issues with GOD!

This poor baby little did he know that I spent hours with my spiritual director and therapist working on my life before I became a mom who would help guide another life!

My fellow sister moms, God is GREAT, God is GOOD and while I sometimes am on my knees worrying I am not good enough as a mom and person, God always reminds me that the work I did helped me to become compassionate and understanding toward my children, and others; I can’t think of myself without my hubby and children.

I am not as *bad* as I want to think I am…that is old stinkin’ thinkin’. God has called me not because I am the best mom/woman, but because I am willing to work to become the best He calls me to be!

Do I still have things to work on/work out, who doesn’t it, but I am a better mom, woman, and daughter of God because of it.

 

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 – 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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