For such a time as this.

“That’s the reason I am here, in this moment…” I call them God things. And when they happen I am humbled, and I share the story with whoever is willing to listen. Surely this happens to you?

My close friends call me “Martha” because I attempt cooking, baking & crafts, mostly because I enjoy creating something out of nothing, and the joy of giving. I am fortunate enough to be able to funnel some of this energy towards the work I do for Home Hospice… our patients and families, our volunteers, and sometimes for complete strangers in the community.

During the recent Permian Basin Health Fair it happened again… a solid reinforcement of understanding why we do the work we do. Our team had been set up to break down barriers about hospice by connecting with people, dispelling myths, and offering hugs of encouragement, hope and support. And we set up a Pinterest-inspired carnival-like target game in order to get people to stop for a moment to visit with us. There had been a steady flow of event participants – a busy morning for sure.

When we drew the name of our prize-winner and placed the phone call to her, she was so excited. She said she would be back to claim her prize within ten minutes, and hung up the phone. When she arrived we instantly remembered her playing the game. It was obvious she had had some recent challenges. (At the very least because her leg was in a medical boot.) When she accepted our gift, she began to cry. She said, “You have no idea how I needed one thing to go right.”

You have no idea how I needed ONE THING to go right.

What a blessing to have been a part of that moment… a conduit for His message of loving one another.

I am humbled, as always.

Karen Fowler
Community Relations/Volunteer Coordinator
Home Hospice

To know one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson