I have been looking for a way to share the support and joy I’ve experienced when I connect with other moms. It’s truly an amazing gift. It is a joy to share with other moms in conversation and to understand one another as Catholic women and as mothers.
It’s the reason I wanted to start blogging.
My hope for the very words you read is that they open a door, start a conversation, connect me to you, and connect you to an entire community of women who will share your challenges, celebrate your triumphs, and offer encouragement as we take this holy walk through motherhood. Together.
Conversations can be a catalyst. I have seen the positive impact they can make. I have experienced elements of the blessing that grow with each exchange:
I’ve learned the gritty realities of other mothers engaged in the vocation of living out the call. Their sacrifices and willingness to pursue holy excellence serve as a reminder to me to persevere, and it strengthens my call. Today, I know that I am not alone in my pursuit of the true beauty and joy of motherhood. I am part of a body – the body of Christ.
When I am able to share and connect with another mom, my burden is lifted. I can be vulnerable, identify concerns, and share some of my r e a l s t u f f. A fellow mom listens without judgement and understands the sacrifice, heartache, happiness, and hope that motherhood brings. After every mom-to-mom conversation, I see more clearly, feel at rest, and find the restorative grace to move onward.
It’s not that I have perfect friends or that I’ve “got this” holy motherhood covered! As a matter of fact, many of my confessions start like this; “I don’t have what it takes…I am always at the beginning…I was really going to get it right this time…it was going to be so much prettier…” But whenever I get to that point, it’s my fellow moms that remind me; this journey is a work-in-progress, give yourself the freedom to sometimes fail. Accept the grace to move on in humility. And so I do.
I feel blessed-straight-lucky when I have the privilege to offer encouragement, enthusiasm, and hope to my mom-in-the-trenches friends. In those moments, my walk is full of purpose and meaning. I am reminded of this kingdom truth when I can share that God has graced me with joy and led me straight through the hardest of hard places.
Let your Kingdom come in the hearts of mamas!
I know that I cannot magically transport my favorite tribe of Catholic moms to my living room at any given moment to share their immediate daily wounds, wisdom, hilarity, or delightful joys. But what if I could invite them and others to experience these “mounts of transfiguration” more often?
How could these experiences be strung through the week like patio lights on a dark night? A blog, that’s how! A catalyst for conversation. A place for moms like you to find warmth and enrichment and light along the way. A place to know that you do not have to feel so isolated. A place to know that other moms understand.
I am blogging to make space for those pure bright spots. Bring on the bright spots! Let’s keep this conversation going and growing!
Ways you can join the MIHC Conversation!
- Email me directly if you would like receive the “Daily Feed Option.” This is a new option for Mighty Is Her Call. Up to this point you have received posts directly to your inbox on an average of 1-2 times per week. Beginning next week, you have the opportunity to receive an inbox post sent to you on a daily basis. We are excited to offer this level of inbox frequency. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request this option.
- If you are interested in contributing a blog post, email me at email@example.com. We have guidelines in place to help cultivate, sharpen, and lead you through each step in your inspiration to share. Reach out and let me know if you would like to meet with me over a cup of coffee. I am happy to visit and discuss the joy of blogging, and I know that some people are more comfortable meeting face-to-face!
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- We are overjoyed to be starting social events for our MIHC DFW Chapter. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in further information.
Thank you for these posts Jolly. Yes, having beautiful Catholic mamas as friends and mentors and bright lights are indeed blessings in our lives. As I am expecting our 8th baby (6 here on earth with us and lucky number 7 in Heaven), I am reminded of the support and love that has helped me along the way through many hard times and even more joyful times! Thanks for the beautiful retreat a few weeks ago. I can only imagine the work and time and efforts that went into it for our sakes. God reward you.
What a witness you are Mary! Thank you for your affirming words – what a humbling grace to be in community together!