Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Child Care Blessings

When I moved into the condo complex we currently live in almost 8 eight years ago, I had already had my daughter Devynn. She was about 22 months old, and Dono was just about 8 months old.  At the time  Dev was going to sitter about 25 blocks away from where we live and Dono was with my mom, while my husband and i worked. I would have loved to stay home with my kids the first 2 years, but that was not an option.  We needed the two incomes from my hubby and me.  

My hubby sold his smaller car and was looking to purchase a van to accommodate our growing family.  His commute was more complicated so I gave him my car and traveled on the good old MTA, until he could find what he was looking for.  The hubby would drop the kids off and I'd pick them up afterwork, being he works 11:30 am to 8:00 pm and most times would get off later due to being stuck at a job.  The up and down, back and forth began to take a toll on me.  

One Friday evening after getting off at 5 pm, taking the train to the sitter and a bus home. I Walk from the bus to my moms and then finally to my apartment. On my way home, I bumped into one of the porters for the complex.  I asked him if he knew anyone who took care of children.  He said he knew of two.  One he was almost positive wasnt taking on anymore, but that he would reach out to the other.  About 15 minutes after I asked I hear a knock on my door.  It was the porter, he said the woman wanted to meet me.  So I packed up my kiddos and walked over to her apartment.  She asked me what I was looking for exactly.  I described what I needed and we talked some.  She told me she needed time to think about it.  I thanked her for her time and returned home.  I left hoping she would say yes.  The vibe and aura I got from her, was amazing!  I knew that she would be perfect. 

That Saturday, as I was folding laundry and cleaning I heard a knock.  It was the woman.  She had made her decision.  She was willing to take them!!!! YES!!!! 

Finding a stranger who can love and care for children as if they were their own, is rare. I thank God he brought this woman and her family into our lives.  My children love and respect them as if they were blood.  She's had my youngest Dusty since he was 2 months old.  And I wouldn't have had it any other way.  I love, respect her, her husband and her amazing children.  I have been truly blessed.