Sometimes employees are just that- employees. Other times they become a part of the family. Teodulo, our guard, says that we are like his parents although he is much older than I but he knows that we care for him. He in turn would do anything for me. When Shannon is in the US, Teodulo sleeps on the hammock at night so that I feel safe. He gives our dog medicine when she is sick, plants my garden along side me, waters my flowers and gets mad at the cat when he digs up my flowers. For years now he has cared for our house and family just as he would his own. I have watched him teach my niece and daughter to ride their bikes, play dolls with my daughters and throw knives with my son… and then spend hours looking for the knives they threw. I am ever so grateful that God has given us such a guard to laugh with and yet trust completely.