I remember the day I realized I needed to find a babysitter.
We had an event we needed to attend, and Grandma and Grandpa would be out of town.
Ten years had passed and only family had looked after my girls.
Who could I trust my children with?
It kept me up at night.
I might have even shed a few tears over it, while eating a pan of brownies.
It's all a blur.
Tums were involved.
And then it came to me.
We watched the family at our piano recitals.
She was the eldest of four.
She went to our daughter's school.
But was she old enough?
Did she babysit?
Would she like my children?
I saw them across the gym floor during a school Halloween party.
Would their daughter be interested in babysitting?
She looked so responsible.
Oh look how she is helping her little brother.
I'll pay her anything.... anything.
She would love too?
She loves children?
It was too good to be true.
The answer was...
She was the only babysitter my children ever had.
After two years, my eldest took over.
They remember the leaves she collected with them and made into cards.
They remember the craft bag with something new inside each time she came.
They especially liked the old christmas lights she helped make into little Rudolphs.
For a few years there...
Requests for mom and dad to go for a date became more frequent.
It was becoming a bit of a problem.
They started referring to her as mom.
They often asked me where my craft bag was?
They will always have the memories of their amazing babysitter.
She has finished high school and is now attending college.
In January she is off to do some mission work, and will make more children very happy.
It was a time I felt my prayers had been given special priority.
Thank you for always taking such great care of our girls K.
My daughter now babysits for others and has her own craft/book bag.
She learned from the best!
Good Luck and God Bless you on your journey.
and The Bungalow'56 Clan xoxo
I will be sharing these wonderfully sweet shots she allowed me to take,
with Darcy at My3Boybarians Sweet Shot Tuesday.