Wednesday, August 12, 2015

One LAST day...

On Kaden's first day at Ms. Brenda's back on August 2nd 2010, the following was written on his daily report card.

"Kaden is a perfect angel! He had a great day, very happy & playful, very sweet, I really enjoyed spending the day with him!" 

And look how little he was…

And now here we are, his final day at Ms. Brenda's.

Over the last 5 years, this woman has given so much to our family, to Kaden, to Logan. It wasn't just a place to drop off our kids so that we could go to work and then swing back by to pick them up. It was a home, a loving home. She not only has provided a safe and nurturing place for our boys, she has provided us peace of mind.

From day one we could drop off our boys in the morning knowing they would be cared for and loved as though we were the ones doing it. She held them when they bumped their knees or got upset. She snuggled with them during rainy days and gave them extra loving when they weren't feeling well.

She not only taught them to use their manners, she taught them the alphabet, to count to 100---the long way and the short way by 10s, shapes, letter sounds, colors, site words, songs for every holiday and season, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the list goes on. Our boys are as smart as they are because this woman went above and beyond her call of duty. We knew we wanted a place where the boys were safe and would be loved but I never imagine them receiving this type of love. It's immeasurable.

& you know, sending Kaden off to Kindergarten may have been just as hard for Ms. Brenda as it was for me. She's had him 5 days a week for the past 5 years and has probably spent just as much time teaching and molding him into the young man that he is today as we have, if not more. Blessed is one word that comes to mind when I think about walking through her door that one August morning. She has become more than just a day care provider for us, she's our family.

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