"My son is physically handicapped and has mild autism, and I had a few maids that left within a few months because they couldn't tahan taking care of him. It discouraged me a lot, especially when my baby boy would ask why his 'aunties' never stayed. I cried a lot. I am a widow, and I lost my husband to cancer 3 years ago, when my boy was just 5-years-old. Life was tough for me because I struggled to work and to take care of my son as my parents were getting old and they could not meet the needs of my boy.
I hired my current helper about a year ago, and she is truly an angel. She has been nothing but patient, sweet and kind and treats my boy just like her own! I can now head to work without the worry that my boy is going to be alone. I took my helper out for dinner one day, and asked how she felt. She told me that back in the Philippines, she had a brother who was just like my boy. She had grown up taking care of him, and the reason why she came to Singapore to work was that she wanted to earn enough to send money back to her parents to take care of her brother.
She said that my boy was a very sweet soul, and it reminded her of her brother. I don't think I've ever cried at a restaurant before but that was the first time that I did. I thank my lucky stars that I met her, and she's such an amazing person. I'd just like to remind everyone out there that not all maids are horrible people, there may be a few rotten apples but there are the special ones as well."