Dear Babysitter, You Are A Great Blessing!
As I sit here and reflect on my journey as a mother, I know I couldn’t have done it if I had I not had an amazing helper. The saying, “it takes a village to raise a child” couldn’t be more true! When you only have one child you think you can do it by yourself. Once you have two, you realize that you might need some help. Then when you get to four…you know it is impossible to do this on your own.
Being a mother is an amazing gift, but it is not a journey that is designed to be done alone.
Some of us have the privilege of living close to family and friends who are always willing to invest and help us with our kids; others move to new cities without any friends or family and know it is the most important mission to find some help! It took me a while to find the perfect help, but when I found her I knew she couldn’t be replaced!
My babysitter is a true gem; a great blessing!
Dear Babysitter, When we moved to Chattanooga and had no family or friends I knew that I would need help! What I didn’t know was that I would find you. You have become the greatest asset to me. We have become friends and above all else, you are an excellent caretaker of my children. I interviewed several people and they just didn’t make the cut. I’m sure when I first met you and told you I was interviewing babysitters that you probably thought I was crazy…and now you know I am crazy! These babies are my world and they mean the world to me so I needed someone who I knew would take care of them as well as I could.
When I met you I knew it would be an excellent fit. You are attentive, you are sweet, you are patient, you love well, you exude joy, you are organized, you are clean, and you have become irreplaceable! I believe that when the Lord gave me children, he made me the best mom for them. He chose me to be their mother because I could take care of them well. And then he gifted me with a helper in you!! Over the last two years you have woven yourself into our family! I love to be a part of your life and I love you being a part of ours.
You have helped me welcome two babies, and you have taken care of my kiddos almost every time that I could not. You have given me freedom in my marriage to enjoy my husband and have date nights. Having date nights and investing in my marriage has been a huge gift! I know that God gifted me with you so that my marriage could flourish as well as my children. My children get so excited when I say that you are coming over! They tell me about all the ways that you invest in them and play with them. You are capable of taking them out to do fun things as well as keeping them entertained at home. No one does it quite like you and they love you for it.