After retiring from teaching high school, May Paddock has worked for fifteen years with migrant Latino farm workers. She has advocated and interpreted for them, as well as teaching them English, and has slowly become immersed in their culture, to her great joy. She is also involved in a sister parish project between Our Lady of Hope in New York and St. Esquipulas in Nicaragua.
Despite all Joan does to protect & nurture her family, tragedy strikes. Joan’s desire to help leads her from the bohemian lofts of lower New York to the sun-drenched boardwalk of Venice Beach, to a snow-covered chauffeur’s cottage on Boston’s North Shore. She travels to war-weary Nicaragua. Her plan is to be helpful to the people there but instead she learns to protect & nurture herself.