Sunday, May 4, 2008

End of a Chapter – Beginning of a New

A couple of months ago, my husband got a job in another town in Colorado which means we will be relocating to the southwest part of Colorado and consequently I had to end my two year job and passion of being Emma (4), Maddy (6) and Josh’s (9) Nanny. I was their nanny since February of 06’ and had grown to love these children and the family as my own. When I got this job, Father opened the door to the best experience in my field that I could have ever imagined. The parents, Trina and Dennis work full time and needed a full-time nanny to fill in at home and care for the children, which was right up my ally. My normal routine would to start my day feeding the children breakfast, doing the girls hair and getting them to their preschool classes and Josh would take the bus to school. When the girls didn’t have school we would find all kind of things to do and would always be on the go, we had really great times together. Until last fall when Maddy started Kindergarten full time I only had Emma everyday throughout the week, which was a hard transition for us both because we were used to having Maddy around to play with and care for! Emma and I finally got used to life being just the two of us and developed a most sincere and incredible relationship! She was my sweet little Emma, we would do everything together, play, go out run errands and all kind of things. She even helped me with my duties of the household chores. We had so much fun together. I think through this job I learned more about parenting than I could have ever imagined. I was the parent when the ‘parents’ weren’t around. People would always assume I was Emma’s mother. I didn’t mind, but would appropriately let people know I was just the nanny. The word nanny I grew accustomed to, it has a good sound to it and I pretty much took ownership of the position. I would read books about Nannying and child rearing to enhance my skills and develop new ones. I would read parenting books and discipline books to understand what worked and what didn’t! It’s pretty funny looking back and remembering how much I was into my career! I could go on and on about all the stories I kept in my memory because they were too precious to forget. However, you probably get my drift, my job was amazing and Father used it to show me his delight and wonder in how awesome and amazing children are! Now, of course not everyday was peaches and cream. We definitely had some hard and challenging days, but I learned how to incorporate control when dealing with other people’s children. It was a good learning experience and things I learned I hope to still have when I have my own children…




Friday, May 2nd 2008 came and gone, the day where I had to say my goodbyes. I knew the moment I got close to these children, breaking the tie would become so much harder than I could have ever anticipated. I knew it would be hard and I understood that I wouldn’t be their nanny forever. But when that time came for me to say goodbye, the last two years of my life came crashing down fast and hard. I was beginning to see how strong my connection and feelings were for these children I grew to love, adore and respect. I probably cried and ran on emotion mode for probably over a week, however, the strength of it hit me really hard about the last couple of days. I got through it; I said goodbye, and now its time to move onto the next Chapter of my life.

The Move To Durango! My husband is already down there working as I finished up work in Denver, and now my job is done, we are waiting to rent our condo out and then find a place in Durango and make the monstrous move across the Colorado Rocky Terrain! Things are so uncertain right now; one thing certain is that my husband got a job and that is something to be grateful for. While my hubby and I are apart for the next couple of weeks or even a month, I decided to take some down time and come visit my folks and fam in New Mexico where I will be hanging out. I hope to make some trips to see Jonathan, but I won’t officially be there until we actually move. Hard times call for desperate measures! While it isn’t all-bad Father is definitely providing and we are pleased about being in His will!

So, that is what is new, and what has happened! I hope you enjoyed reading this LOONNGG post! Thanks for sticking it out!

10 comments:

Walking Church said...

Thrilled to hear of the new season but empathetic to your loss.

Keep us posted
~8)

Matthew said...

This sounds really hard. I've never been in your situation, but I know what it is to grow to love and care for people and one day you both part ways. It's always difficult, but it also means that a new chapter opens up and new people come into your life that you grow to love and care for.

I hope the move goes smooth and you guys adjust to everything easily. It all sounds really exciting. :)

Bino Manjasseril said...

Touching story, beautiful kids and a loving nanny... they must have been so fortunate to have a nanny like you. Kids bring a lot of joy to our life; they have the love of God written all over their faces. The detachment is hard... But I am seeing it is a new beginning in your life, time to move on, new places, new people. Its my prayer that everything goes smoothly and you will find rich pasture in Christ in the new place...

Anonymous said...

I like the look of your blog - nice change
~8) the Belmonite

Nicole said...

Thank you brother's for the kind and wonderful words! Very encouraging! Father has great plans for the days ahead and I look forward to new joys that will blossom in my life!

I am glad you like the new look of my blog, I thought it was a good time to have a new look for the new times in my life! :)

In Freedom, Nicole!

Aida said...

Nicki, this is a beautiful post! I knew you were moving but hadn't realized the time had arrived. Change is always hard especially when it means physical separation from those you've grown to love.

I'll be praying about your move too. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this season of your life. I know you will experience some new and wonderful adventures as you go forward with Daddy into this new season.

I like the new look of blog too.

Love,
Aida

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