Monday, November 21, 2011

Bye Vicky

Posted by Dawn at Monday, November 21, 2011

My helper, Vicky has been around since the birth of Caleb. It has been 4 years and it felt like 6...I felt like she has been with us for a long time as she has established an amazing bond with the children, my family, in-laws, friends and even my neighbours! She has this amazing ability to make friends. Even the lady who cleans my block knows her and tells me how good a helper she is. She has received praise from my neighbours as well..

Frankly speaking, I am thankful to God for her. I still remember the first time when I got her and we sat down and shared about our fears of getting our first maid. She also shared and said she felt it was God's arrangement as she was praying for a good Christian employer when she was stuck in Philippines with almost no money left. We are also thankful for her Christian faith in God and how she brings her friends to church as well and how she teachers my children writing, reading as well as praying.

Without her abilities, I wouldn't be so comfortable to leave her alone with the kids and go out to work. Her heart is also full of compassion and love whenever I see her communicating with my dad for example and always ask about how he is as well as how she would initiate boiling barley or some herbal tea for the family when we are sick.

Most of the time, CT and I would comment why she always make so much noise (as she talks and exclaims quite loudly most of the time) and we also felt she was more worried about our children's safety than us... But on the other hand, these are positive qualities that we failed to see when it takes place.

Her cooking is also amazing.From her popular sweet and sour pork,
to also her filipino dish- macaroni salad which I insisted for her to teach me before she leaves.
Here's the ingredients needed to make the salad. One whole can of Nestle cream, about 2 tablespoons of condensed milk and mayonaise as well as a can of fruits. I also added fresh apples to it for a nice crunch.
I knew I had to take pictures of it, if not I would surely forget. Here's more pictures of her food.
She has to go back this time as she is not getting any younger. Moreover, she needs to get married and start thinking of her own life and family. It wasnt hard to let her go as towards the past few months, we could see her a little more carefree already and we knew that she was too comfortable.
However, once she left, it started to kick in that she is gone and the thought of not getting to see her again does pain me....I hate goodbyes and I will definitely miss her presence and the friendship that we have forged. At the mean time, I will continue to pray for her well-being and her family. Thanks Vicky for your love and help to our family!
Picture taken by Danielle

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