Ever since I was 3 years old, I have had a special connection with God. When I was little, I wondered why He chose to be connected to me in that loving and special way. Looking back now, I know that it was God preparing me for the trauma that was to come in my life, and later the calling as a writer and chaplain that would be the beautiful gift of my pain.
I spent the last nearly twenty years practicing law in the criminal justice system, but that was never my dream. My dream was to be a writer and touch the world through my writing. But those plans were derailed when I experienced trauma at a young age. Instead, I decided at sixteen that I was going to become an attorney so I could represent children and help break the cycle of trauma in their lives.
In law school they tell you not to get attached to your clients, but that just wasn't for me. Every person that I ever represented held a very special place in my heart and their pain became my own. I learned that empathy is a gift that is divinely given, and I embraced it with open arms.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, I started to feel that God was moving me in a new direction. As I started to better understand this divinely-led call, I met my mentor Rev. Michael J. Calderin who helped me to develop my spiritual gifts as a Chaplain. After a year of working under Rev. Calderin's supervision and care, I was ordained a Chaplain with Saint Jude Ministries Inc. in 2020. I also got back to my first love, writing, and rejoined my writing family at catholicmom.com.
This writing chaplaincy has been a lifetime in the making, and certainly the birth of something bigger than myself. If you have found yourself on this page, it is by no accident. God divinely leads us to where we need to be. Whether you need help with a writing project, spiritual guidance, or pet loss I am here for you.
I consider everyone that comes to me to be part of my extended family, and I thank God that He has allowed me to make a connection with you.
Sending you my love,
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