So if there ever was a reason to turn off your phone when you go to bed, this here is a good reason! I got up to use the restroom a little after 4:00am on Sunday morning. When I got back to bed, I decided to check my emails (bad, bad bad idea!). Anyways, I saw that I had gotten an email from JOE's nanny. I proceeded to open it and read it and it made my heart sink. She was giving her notice :-(. I was so sad about it, I couldn't sleep the rest of the morning.
JOE's nanny is pretty awesome! If you recall, we had quite a few "interesting" interviews with potential nannies before we found JOE's current nanny. JOE absolutely LOVES her and I am sure the feeling is mutual.
However, she will be moving and won't be able to make the commute to our home. I am still trying to process it and have had a lot of anxiety and have stressed out a lot about it.
All of my daily Bible readings since then have been words of encouragement and positive words but sometimes, I get worried and my mind starts to wonder. "Will I find someone that I can trust before the end of the month?" "Will JOE like them?" "Is this too much change for JOE?" "Will this be just one of many more we'll have in the future?"
I know these are all just feelings of helplessness and I just need to believe that God will take care of it. Stressing out about it won't make things any better and it isn't healthy for JOE to see me like that.
I also keep reminding myself that we are blessed! Not everyone would give 3+ week's notice but she did. That allows us to have the time to do a search for a replacement. Also, we are blessed that God has provided for us to be able to pay for care for JOE in our home. It works great with our schedule and JOE is THRIVING!
I have had to read this over and over again. I have it up on my office wall. My dad sent it to J & I earlier in the month. Its been especially encouraging these past few days.
The blessing about this is that its allowed me to spend some quality time with my princess during my search for a new childcare provider for JOE.
We visited our local library last Sunday. Here she is having fun at the library. She said hello to every single kid that came by. I was so proud of my little social butterfly :-).
So check this out. JOE's hair is getting rather long so we often put a clip on the front to keep the curls away from her eyes. Last Friday, I told J to put the green clip on her hair. He and JOE sometimes call me in the mornings on Google Hangout since J gets JOE ready for the day. When he called me, this is what I saw on my baby girl's hair. I literally laughed out loud at work! I told him he gets an E for effort. Gosh, I love my hubby!
Have an awesomely blessed weekend!