On a Mother’s Faith

For those of us who have lost our Moms, every Mothers’ Day is hard. I thought I’d post this again as a loving tribute to Genevieve McDonald Patterson.

Psyche and Spirit/Richard B. Patterson PhD

Over the years and in various writings, I have alluded to my mother’s faith as a source of inspiration for me. On this eve of Mothers’ Day, she is on my mind and so I thought there might be some value in elaborating on the simple yet profound faith she lived.

The cornerstone of my mother’s faith had to do with facing tragedy. When my mother was 6 years old, her own mother died in the flu epidemic of 1918-19. My grandfather never remarried and so my mother, the second youngest of 7 children, suffered a grievous loss. It would not be the first.

My mother had hoped for a big family. She had my brother and then looked forward to the birth of her second child. This girl was born with spina bifida, a disease that at that time was fatal. Patricia lived only a few days. After me…

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I am a clinical psychologist and have an abiding interest in matters spiritual.
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2 Responses to On a Mother’s Faith

  1. Nancy says:

    ❤️🌈☮️

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Bill says:

    A GREAT reflection on Mothers day, or any day for that matter. I find your thoughts both uplifting and food for thought. Thanks, Bill

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