Yesterday, my BIL’s maid went home to Indonesia for good. My maid and theirs have become very good friends as they meet quite often. When we went back to PIL’s house together, they slept in the same room. We’d “baby-sit” the maids for each other when either of our families are out of town. So they’ve spent quite a lot of time together and have become rather close.
BIL wanted to extend her contract but her husband didn’t allow her to continue. She had no choice but to turn down the offer. It’s really not easy to get good and reliable maids these days. And she’s highly educated too (till SPM level). It’s really a hassle to get a new one. Have to get used to a new person and train her all over again.
Before they left for the airport, we went over to bid her farewell. We shook hands and hugged each other. Seeing her in tears made my eyes teary too. As for the 2 friends, I can see that they were parting with heavy hearts. I told my maid that good friends don’t come by often and if she really cherishes the friendship, then continue to keep in touch when they’re both back in their home country.
I’m wondering how it’d be like when mine goes back end of this month. CE is too young to know what’s happening but XY is one emotional girl. When we left hubby’s hometown without Kakak during CNY, they were already crying uncontrollably when saying their goodbyes. Now I’m thinking if it’s a good idea for the kids to send her off at the airport or just say goodbye at home. Whether it’s at home or the airport, must get ready lots of tissue papers.