The man came to see someone who was not at home. The old lady bid him enter, sit and wait. She fell back into the rhythm of her day. She wiped applesauce from baby’s face, examined homework, adjusted the TV, answered the ‘phone, cleaned a spill, folded laundry, started the preparations for dinner, and looked in several times on a boy in a wheelchair in the front room. When the man arose to leave, he said to her, “Thank you … for all you have done and for all you will do.” She answered, “It is nothing.” But it was everything.