Those who were lucky enough to share a little time with the great Mamen Segovia will never forget her formula for health counselling: REA.
She breaks down to perfection and which is basically a balanced dose of:
My dear Isa, I wanted to have a more personal detail with you. Something that you perhaps have thought, because my mother could not keep the secret. But I really want to be an open secret and everybody knows how lucky I’ve been to have you by my side.
I have met a very particular Isa, an Isa that has gone beyond her work. You took care of me, but you also have worried about me as my mother would.
From the silence of the room, I noted how you worried about me with that motherly love and how you looked at me through different eyes, making me feel really special.
For sure you could say or think that this is unnecessary, you simply did your job, but being sick and spend many days there, sometimes despairs you when you feel you are better and are aware of it.
So many days there…How forget that morning in which you proposed to wash my head. You gave me a toothpaste and a comb. Those hair bands that you managed to get me beautiful with those braids and pigtails… In addition, you have given me that peace or tranquility, love and even that funny touch and always, always with that smile and that young spirit that you release.
You’re a great woman, my beloved “Mom Isa”. Your innate goodness speaks for itself. As I have written in the letter, things happen for something and our way was destined to cross, perhaps not in the best place in the world, but somehow or another, it had to occur. I am sure of that.
Thank you thousand times for giving me your best and join me on this journey.
I hope someday our paths will cross again and thus I could see your charming smile. But while it comes, if that day is to come, I want you to know that you are now a part of me and I will never forget you, because you already have a place in my mind and my heart.
I love you and I will always be grateful to you,