Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Amazing How People Come Into Our Lives...

The story about how we found daycare for Grace is one that has changed all of our lives! You see we found our wonderful Grandma Shirley through Craig's List.  I had never even used Craig's List before, but was desperate to find someone to take care of our daughter while Beau and I were working. I started looking before Grace was born, and before we knew that Grace would be born with Emanuel Syndrome.

I sent out many emails to different people on the site and heard back from many off them. Shirley was one of them.  When I sent her an email, her name was not on her "add" on Craig's list. But when I received her email saying that she was looking for another baby part time I noticed her name. It was so familiar, I knew that name.  My mom and mother in-law had both worked for her when she was a principal in Sun Prairie. We met with her and her husband before Grace was born and it was a perfect fit! A huge relief to have someone we knew to take care of our daughter.

Then we found out that Grace would be born with Emanuel Syndrome, Grace was born, and spent 2 months in the hospitals. We had not talked to Shirley about all of the complicated medical challenges that Grace would have until the day we went to her home to have her meet Grace. We were scared that with all of Graces medical needs Shirley might change her mind about taking Grace for daycare. But that is far from what happened! 

After telling Shirley and her husband of all that we went through with Grace after birth, and all that Grace's daily care would entail...Shirley still was willing to take her. Shirley is not only Grace's daycare provider, but she is another Grandma to Grace. She loves her just as much as we all do. 

Shirley and her husband, Ting have been amazing to Grace and our family! They are much more to us than just daycare, they are like family! 

People come into our lives for many reasons, but I truly believe that Shirley and Ting are angels sent from God for our sweet Grace. We just can't say thank you enough to both of you! 

We love you Grandma and Papa! Love, Grace
                Grace and Grandma Shirley cheering on the Badgers!

1 comment:

  1. that is so great..wish I could find someone like that to be in our lives..