Years ago, as a single mom, I was looking for someone to watch Miss Anna while I went to work. Leaving her everyday was so incredibly difficult and seemed so unnatural. I hated the thought of having to drop her off with someone else and have them take care of her. What happens if they see the first step, first tooth or hear the first words before I do? What happens if Anna calls them Mama too?
God was definitely at work when he connected Anna and I with Tami and her family. I can’t even begin to write down all the ways in which Tami has been there for us over the last 6 years. She has not only taken care of my girl and has loved her as if she was her own she but has also been there for me countless times in so many ways. Anna always knew that Tami was on her side and I am so thankful that she had this relationship with such an amazing woman. When asked what Anna wanted to do when she grew up she would say she wanted to take care of kids just like her Tami.
After blending our families, Abigail had the same relationship with Tami and with her daughter Grace. Grace was a role model for Anna and a rock for Abigail. She provides both of my girls with friendship and love that will last for eternity.
Yesterday Grace got baptized by Tom and I know that my girls were doing backflips in Heaven. Our family loves Grace so much. I look forward to watching Grace grow up. I know that she will always have my girls tucked away in her heart and they will always be watching out for her.
She is such a beautiful soul and we are so proud of her!