Monday, March 19, 2012

Reason #14,321 Why I Love Maria

I used to get embarrassed to say this, but I'm getting over it: We have a maid.

I don't know why I feel guilty saying that. Maybe because I work from home and have no children and I should be fully capable of cleaning my own house? 

We started using her over a year ago when we were both working crazy hours. While I'm fine at putting things away, I am NOT great at deep cleaning. Mopping floors, scrubbing bathrooms, eliminating the mounds of dog hair in our home.... I'm not the best at all that. I got her name from my friend Kelli because we were having a big party.... she came once and I knew we had to keep her forever. She comes twice a month and I don't regret one minute of it. I am well aware that this is a TOTAL luxury and I am so blessed to be able to have Maria!

Most of the time when she comes I am not here. A few months ago, I came home to see my ultrasound photo taped to my bathroom mirror. She left me a note saying "so happy for you and baby!" and ever since then she has been going above and beyond. 

Today, I came home from the grocery store to find this:

She made me a diaper cake. IS SHE NOT THE SWEETEST!?

Honestly, I've gotten to know her and I so enjoy visiting with her and hearing her story. I hope we can continue bless her the way she has blessed us! (I love to give her presents too!)


  1. How sweet! You are so blessed to have such an awesome Maria! And congratulations on the baby, by the way!

  2. How sweet of her!! My parents have a maid that comes every other week too & they are definitely not "rich snobs" or anything. You can usually find them for a super affordable price & I think it's so worth it! I will definitely be getting one when I get a house. I hate deep cleaning. I would cook any day over that!!

  3. No judgement here. My roommate and I have seriously debated getting a maid multiple times!