They come three times a week. Always smiling, always kind and happy to see me. I too, am always happy to see them. They make my life so easy - no cleaning, no ironing, no sweeping, no watering. Good grief who ever imagined such a life? I get to do only those things I want to do after many, many years of doing all those things I didn't want to do but had to do.
I love them. I revel in the growth of their children. I enjoy the fact that the littlest child of Josefina's, Cesar, is now almost three. And that the TV I gave to Javier's son, Rafael, is thrilling him so much. I know Josefina's whole family. I see them on the street from time to time and all always, no matter what, stop to talk to me. Josefina remarried in November and much to my dismay, I wasn't here for the big wedding. But, I certainly received a beautiful invitation!
Josefina in her kind, gentle way brings me a gift each Mother's Day! And asks about Matilda and if she is walking yet and always ends each comment with "Muy precioso" referring to the new baby in Colorado.
I can't imagine my life without them. Not because they do the work, but because they enrich my life.