There will never be enough pay or gratitude until we educate ourselves (starting with our children) about the miracle of life, the meaning of aging and the preciousness of our elders. Funny Bigfoot Pocket T-Shirt. If our elders are useless boxes then their caregivers are dockworkers. In fact our elders, like our children, are priceless works of art and their caregivers, like our teachers, are museum curators who deserve great respect and status. Until we all acknowledge what we have, we won’t get about honoring its protection properly. I hope everybody reads this. It wasn’t until I spent a year as a caregiver for an elderly relative, and then took a job as an aide for special needs students, that this really hit home for me. Grocery store cashiers are valued more, dollar wise, than the people who perform the very physically and emotionally laborious job of caring for people who can’t care for themselves.
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My mother was getting old and couldn’t work anymore. We never knew where our next meal was coming from. I had a job cleaning houses, but the pay was horrible. Funny Bigfoot Pocket T-Shirt. So when I was given the opportunity to come to Spain, I knew I had to take it. But the day that I left was horrible. I’d never been outside of Ecuador. I’d never been apart from my mother. Both of us were crying like children at the airport. I had no idea what I’d find when I arrived. My plan was to make a little money, come home, and start a business maybe a food stand. Just a little something to make our lives easier. Soon after arriving in Spain, I found work cooking and cleaning at a summer camp. It was in the mountains. It was very isolated. But they were kind to me. They gave me extra jobs and allowed me to stay during the offseason. It was very lonely, but I spoke to my mother every day. And I was able to send home almost all the money I made. After seven years I received my residency papers, and I was finally able to go home for a visit.