March 7, 2010-"THE QUEEN CAME...!!!" These
were the sweetest words that 93 year old Miss Esmeralda Casanova
Hodgson fondly known as AUNTIE uttered in her frail state. She
was a beauty; her inner being was one that was well loved, as she touched
the lives of so many people in her community of Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Auntie always had a smile
to her face and always had a joke to give or two. She was always busy in
the kitchen where she loved to sing and whenever people
were around she would sing: Auntie loves the kitchen, always looking
for something to boil up and share. She had an engaging personality
that relished one to be in her company.
Miss Princess of the
World – the charming and vivacious Kathiel Lampson would visit
Auntie periodically when she was well at her home and listen to the advice
and tales that she told with such merriment and laughter. Auntie was
indeed very proud that Kathiel made history at home and the entire
Nicaragua the day she was crowned Miss Princess of the World.
The Queen heard that she
had fallen ill and decided to go to the hospital to visit her and give her
words of encouragement. Well, that was probably the most joyous moment in
Auntie’s life, as the Queen came to visit with her and kneeled in front of
her and kissed her.
While walking through the
halls of the hospital, the Queen was greeted warmly by the sick and those
family members who came to visit the patients. On more than one occasions
the Queen was so touched that she, The Princess of the World was
sadden to see how sick her people were and spent some time with them to
give them hope and offer words of love.
Miss Lampson has such
ebullience that those in her company are warmed and feel so loved and
special. She is true to her nature, always ever so caring to assist, even
if it means to sit and offer a silent prayer, or hold your hand, to let
you know that she is there and feels your pain. No matter how much time is
spent in the Princess’s company, or how old one might be, one knows that
their lives have been touched by such kindness, humility and such a
genuine loving human being, an ANGEL, Miss Kathiel Lampson.
Sad to say Miss Esmeralda
Casanova Hodgson was called home on October 18th 2009.
Miss Princess of the World walked away with a
heart full of sadness and promised to work simultaneously and diligently
with others in assisting the hospital, especially the Children’s Ward.