Abuela Virginia

Virginia Masias grew up in an orphanage in Mexico City run by nuns. She struggled with the strict house rules and dreamed of being adopted by a loving family but it never happened. Leaving the orphanage at 18 with very little education, she got a job at a produce packing factory. She packaged potatoes for several years and worked her way up into a management position.

When she was 20, she got very ill. She spent several days in the hospital with severe anemia. One night, she heard a voice telling her to stand up. She thought it was a nurse or doctor but there was no one in her room. When she heard the voice a third time, she knew it was the Lord. She replied, “Lord, I do not have the strength.” He answered, “I will give it to you.” She got out of the bed, fell to her knees and surrendered her life to Jesus. Three days later, she walked out of the hospital completely healed and immediately went to church and got baptized.

Coming to Jesus helped Virginia heal from her past. She forgave her birth mother and the nuns and moved on with her life. She got married and moved to Tijuana. She was married for almost 30 years before her husband passed away. They never had children. She got a job at the Tijuana airport as a cook in their staff lounge cafeteria. She worked there until the workload was too much for her knees and back to handle.

When she could no longer care for herself, she came to Casa del Abuelo. Virginia appreciates the quality of care she receives from Angelica but also she shared that Casa del Abuelo is a place of tranquility and that she has a lot of peace here. This is important to her because she believes that the most important thing a person can do in their lives is to find peace. She said, “Find it in your heart, with others, and stay away from troublemakers.”

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