Thursday, July 9, 2009

MARTHA

From the moment I arrived at my church I have felt a "presence". Many friends were concerned about my living alone, isolated and so far away from them but I have never felt frightened or worried. In fact, I have always felt protected in my home.

One day I met a local woman who used to go to church here.....she is also a medium - or a channeler. She told me there was an elderly woman who resides here with me. She used to be a "church lady" years and years ago.....she cleaned the place and picked up after the Pastor, maybe did his laundry. She tidied up after the church suppers or meetings.....just basically took care of anything and everything. My new friend told me she just likes to stay here - she isn't ready to leave. I'm told she's happy with me and likes what I'm doing here....we live together quite comfortably. She takes care of me and helps me find things in this mess and boy, do I need that! Over 4000 sq. ft of mayhem - can you imagine losing your car keys in that !?! Once I needed my WD40 but didn't even know where to begin looking - it literally fell from the ledge onto my feet. It became so apparent that "someone" was helping me - I just laugh and say "Thank You, I don't know who you are - but Thank You"

A friend sent me an article after hearing my story with a note attached that said "I think I know who your ghost is". The story was titled "Every Church Needs a Martha" and went on to say Marthas know where the keys are and the cash box, and Marthas clean-up after the dinners etc etc. Well, for those of you who know your Bible - you will know Martha was Mary Magdalen's sister................hmmmmmmm.

That night I turned off the lights and said "Goodnight.......and I think you are Martha. Unless you tell me differently - I will assume I am right" Haven't had any reason to change my thinking - and she continues to help me along, though for the last months she just sits in the rocking chair and watches me working in the garden. It's a classic Bentwood rocker.....my friend tells me she and my mother fight over it.........

"I was here first"
"No - I was"
"You got to sit there yesterday"
"So - you sat there longer"

aahhhh - kids.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I so love this post!! I got teary-eyed reading the part about the WD40! I'm sure Martha is so very happy that you are the new caretaker and are doing such a wonderful job!

    I haven't felt anyone here, but our first house definitely had an occupant. He didn't like the people we bought the house from (one of the reasons they wanted to sell), but he liked us you could tell!
    Cheers to Martha!

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  2. Can I borrow Martha? I cannot for the life of me find the duct tape!

    You are lucky to have her. Yep.

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  3. Oh, this was an amazing story!

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  4. interesting story...and that she is so helpful. happy tt!

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  5. This is a great story! I don't know if you are writing a Theme Thursday post, but the subject for TT is "Ghosts". This story is quite appropriate. Greetings from Texas! Lizzy

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  6. Lovely story. It is sure nice to have help with such a large project. It sounds like she gives you peace and protection and joy. I love that she is there with your mother.

    If the "kids" keep bickering, you may have to get another rocker. In fact, what a great focal point and story in the church there would be if you had three rockers.

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  7. hahahaha Fun post! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. I love the biblical meaning behind your ghost, Martha! And how comforting that she helps you with things like the WD40~!

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  9. Such a cool story and even better to have a helpful, friendly ghost. And in what better place? Will be scrolling through here; your project interests me!

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  10. Sweet story but I'm still not convinced. None so blind as those who will not see.

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  11. Glad you and Martha can peacefully co-exist.

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  12. Oh Mary, I loved this story of your Martha. I'm glad she is there watching over you. I to love the story of the WD-40. I think this little story needs to be written and tucked in a wall. Hugs my friend! Have a golden weekend! xoxo

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  13. Great Post! Thank you for sharing that! Your Martha sounds lovely & I am glad you treat her with respect. I could use a Martha, just to watch over us!

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  14. What an amazing story, Mary!
    I found your blog via for the love of a house blog and read it all from the beginning. Martha post gave me goosebumps but in a good way. I think she likes you very much.

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This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you