Monday, December 14, 2009

midwifing midwives

When Jodie Palmer took the helm as president of Midwives College of Utah, amazing things happened. Not only did she change the name, define the mission and take MCU to an international level, she breathed life into student midwives. I was nearing the end of my studies and Briana was a new student. Bri and I thank our lucky stars daily for the gift of lives touching and paths crossing at that point in our journey. I count having Jodie as a mentor in my life one of my greatest blessings. I consider my role as her midwife a sacred honor.

" May you walk in your life as a healer, clear and loving and strong
May you walk in your life as a woman, trusting the path you are on"
Briana, Jodie and me
December 13, 2009

"Circle 'round the planet
Circle for each soul
For the children of our children
Keep the circle whole."
Diane, Heather, Jodie, me, MCU president Kristi Ridd-Young, Bri
Celebrating Jodie at her home

"The errand of angels is given to women
and this is a gift that as sisters we claim
to do whatsoever is gentle and human
to cheer and to bless in humanity's name"
Jodie, Aunt Cindy, mother Mary Ann

As Jodie's birthing draws near, Bri and I look forward with great anticipation and humility to serving our beloved mentor. We have been taught to trust the path we are on.


Briana said...

Thank you Cathy for writing such a lovely tribute to Jodi. I am honored to be part of this circle.

Anonymous said...

Once again I have added your blog to my "favorite places." Just reading your writing brings peace. I loved being with this circle of women last night.


TheJoyfulPalmers said...

What a sweet surprise! I'm honored to be part of your circle. Thank you for caring for me so well.
Love, JP