Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time to remember our fathers with love and forgiveness, in example of our own heavenly Father, as He loves and forgives us.

The third Sunday in June is observed each year in the United States as Father’s Day. The origins of this national event are not clear. Some records suggest that it was first celebrated as a church service some 100 years ago in Fairmont, West Virginia, at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, now known as Central United Methodist Church.

True or not, the impulse to honor our fathers is a worthy one based on the biblical admonition, “…to honor our fathers and mothers.”

I was fortunate to be loved and encouraged by my father along life’s path. Dad was a faithful Catholic who taught me to love God with all my body, mind, and soul and love my neighbor as myself. He, with my mom, was my first teacher. He loved life; Nature was God’s handiwork, a Sunrise, Sunset and Rainbows were all God’s gift of Hope to me, to us.

When I chose my husband, it was these characteristics I wanted in the father of my children. I am grateful to God for having received them in my faithful husband and best friend of 48 years, John.

Today, I ask you to stop and reflect on that father or ‘Father’ figure and in some cases figures, which encouraged you along life’s path. They may not have been perfect, as only our heavenly Father is perfect. Pray to let go of any negative thoughts. Pray to forgive, and then pray to love more deeply, as our Father, God forgives us.

May you enjoy this Father’s Day Sunday with your Dad and those men we have chosen to be father to your children and with all who are near and dear to your heart.

For our Caregivers, we at Martha’s Hands are grateful for the times you act as Father and Mother to our clients and families, nurturing them as they walk the difficult path of illness and letting go of this life. You help them to walk into the hands of our eternal Father with grace and dignity by your caring hands. May God bless you and your families. Amen

 

With Love, Eileen And John, Dennis and Mary, Denise and Andrew And your Martha’s Hands Team

A Message from our Nurse Founder

Dear Martha’s Hands Team,

This post may be a few days late, however it is never too late to recognize the importance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day we honor all those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so we may have our freedoms.

From America’s earliest beginnings, our fore fathers sought to allow each person their freedoms. Freedom of Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…and the expression of these God given gifts. They fought & died to defend these freedoms. They sought to allow each person the ability to express the belief in their God. We have many freedoms, the freedom to defend ourselves , to be a republic, to vote so as to determine our future, the freedom to seek our own happiness as long as we do not interfere with another’s freedom, and to seek our God as we understand Him….or not.

Our fore Fathers composed America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights with the intention of protection of these rights. May we be ever grateful and keep them intact for us and our children’s future. May we work to be a light for others.

May we work on loving each other as brothers and sisters, loved by our God, so we may have peace and contentment in our world, thus turning our weapons to plow tools. May we seek God’ will for our country, America.

We ask for God’s love and mercy. And May we continue to be worthy, as we pray, God bless America.

May you all enjoy the Memorial Day Holiday and remember those who have given that ultimate sacrifice in the service of America to give us the free-doms we so enjoy. May they rest in God’s healing love and peace.

With Love, Eileen John, Dennis & Mary, Denise & Andrew