Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My deepest condolences...

My heart goes out to Mr. and Mrs. B and their family. I was just informed that Mr. B's father died this morning and his sister died in August. What a tragic loss! I am saddened by the news. I hope the Grace of the Lord comforts them in their time of need.

Knowing Mr. and Mrs. B changed my life forever. I answered an ad in the university newspaper back in 1997, and it changed my life forever. Mr. and Mrs. B were looking for a nanny for their 2 young boys. I was lucky enough to be hired by them to care for their children. In answering that ad, I got the pleasure of watching 2 young boys grow to become outstanding young men. I also got the pleasure of knowing 2 unbelievably intelligent, honorable, kind, and gracious people...Mr. and Mrs. B. I cared for their children as if they were my own. By caring for those boys, I learned what it takes to be a good parent. In fact, I think of them all the time. I have pictures of them proudly displayed in my home. Some of my fondest memories in my life are with them. I was blessed to spend holidays and family vacations with them. Each year I looked forward to spending time at the beach with boys. It was my favorite time and favorite vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. B showed me kindness and trust beyond belief. In fact, after I graduated from college, Mr. B helped me get my great job at the law firm. I will be forever grateful for all the opportunities they have given me in my life.

I have so many happy memories with the B's. When I was in college and hungry, they fed me. When I was sad or lonely, the boys would make me laugh. Even though I was hired help, I felt like part of the family. In fact, I still feel like part of their family. Each time we go to Houston, we stop by to see them. Each time I see the boys, I'm amazed at how handsome and big they are. When I became their nanny, they were 2 and 6 years old. Now, they are giants and tower over me. I cared for those boys for about 6 years, and they will always have a piece of my heart!

But, now I offer my deepest condolences to the B Family. I pray that the Lord will give them all the strength they need to make it through this difficult time.

May God bless them and their family.

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