My name is Miriam Vásquez. I’ve been married to my husband Bernardo for 27 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters: Fernanda, who is 25 years old, and Sofia, who is 14 years old. I worked as a nurse for 22 years. I retired 9 years ago and I am really enjoying this time to do what I like now. I have a lot of responsibilities, but this makes me happy. I like to spend time with people, get to know them, and get to know their inner beings, because this makes me be a better person. I am very interested in taking action for peace and justice. I have been involved in the Women’s Ministry at the church for a long time. I have learned from other women that, whatever happens, we need to rise and find a path through desperation. Another important thing that I have learned with the women is that we have to be united because we are all equals as women. Right now, for different life reasons, I am working with children in a program called Spark Center [a Catholic Charities program to provide for learning through play]. I have realized that God always grants you privileges. In my free time, I like to make crafts, read, go to Zumba, practice Tai Chi, and watch TV with my family. I have been involved in Sister Parish since its beginning. Everyone I have met through this program has stolen my heart. I love you and I appreciate you. I admire how committed you are to the sistering relationship. You are my example to follow. I hope to see you soon so that we can get to know each other more.