This is the end of an era.
Kinda dramatic, but that's how I feel....
It's been a wonderful, crazy, amazing, blessing of a 12 year journey. I am so thankful for the time I've been able to stay home and run this child care. I've learned a lot, I'm proud of the way I managed it, I've had a lot of fun and I've grown as a person.
I am so blessed to have been able to be home with my own little ones - when they come home from school and before they leave in the mornings, when they're under the weather, during the summers, when they headed off to kindergarten, as we did pre-school lessons together and I was so happy to be their first teacher, as they were rambunctious, ornery toddlers, as they learned to walk and to talk, when they were infants.
I am so blessed to have come to know and love so many incredible, amazing children and their families. I have more wonderful memories than I could ever recount. Looking back through the pictures we've taken over the years brought all those memories rushing back...
These are just of the few memories I can put pictures to right now - there are so many more!
Loving on such cute little ones...
And seeing them grow up into amazing "big" kids! (Also many, many more pictures of little ones I've been lucky enough to watch grow into wonderful big kids, but couldn't match up that many pictures!)
Sharing Meals Together
Lots and Lots of outside time
Our Christmas Late Night Tradition
Watching Friendships Develop
I consider myself honored to have worked with you and taking this step is bittersweet. I'm so excited about the next step for me, but I will certainly miss making memories with all of you. Thank you for these 12 years - for trusting me with your children, for being my friends, for helping me grow and allowing me the opportunity to be the mom I wanted to be, as well. I love you all!