|Just some random thoughts...
||[Jun. 25th, 2004|02:36 pm]
It does my heart good to know how many little hearts I've touched. I've found myself in quite a slump recently...I lost Maggie in April because Mom wanted to move her to the same day care her brothers were attending. I lost Courtney in May because she was enrolled in preschool (no, I don't get it either). And I lost Adam and Mackenzie a couple weeks ago because Mom and Dad are working much closer to home now, and I don't live near them. Needless to say I've done a lot of crying over losing them. Not because of the money I'm losing, but because of the children I'm losing.|
But like someone here said a while back, you don't REALLY lose them. Since their departure, I've watched Maggie an evening or two here and there and her Mom calls every so often just to see how I'm doing. Courtney and my daughter are in the same gymnastics class together this summer so I get to see her briefly every week and get to B.S. with her Mom while they tumble around. I've also gotten a phone call or 2 from Courtney because accdg to her parents she misses me. And I just got off the phone with Adam and Mackenzie's Dad and he said although it's going rather well at the new day care, the kids aren't too happy. Both of them refuse to nap and in the mornings Adam tells his Mom, "I don't want to go to Dawn's, I want to go to MARIA'S house today!!" I'm sure with time things will be grand for them. Oh, and I got a postcard from a client that's been gone for 2 years recently. Lost him in 2002 because they moved to Chicago. They're moving back to town! It's going to be great to see them again. Their new house is quite a ways from here so I know they won't be using me for child care, but at least it's closer than Chicago (I'm in the Twin Cities metro...MN)
Currently I now only have two kids...one of which is my daughter and it's just surreal around here with all the quiet. I honestly miss the chaos and the noise and the mess associated with a houseful of kids! I'm excited to have a houseful again so I've got to just keep marketing myself and the clients will come. And it just makes my heart sing knowing how much the kids I've lost really did love it here. I'm going to be hosting a BBQ later this summer for past, current and potential clients and I'm really excited for that. Regardless of all the bad (horrible) days I have on occasion, I still absolutely love my job and can't think of anything I'd rather do.
This got a bit longer than I'd originally planned. Thanks for reading if you've made it this far!! :)