Friday, November 21, 2008
Mother Teresa will be babysitting our child....
God has answered our prayers!!!
I was so nervous at the beginning of the week, thinking that I would NEVER find anyone as good as Marylou to watch my baby. She's a very close friend, a wonderful person that I've known for 18 years and I would have had NO worries.
I immediately told everyone I knew that I needed a babysitter and I even posted on Craig's List. "R" answered my add and I went to her house. She is very sweet, is the last of eight children, just like me, has a 2 1/2 year old son, has a great playroom and we hit it off right away. She and I talked about the adoption and my infertility and I even cried about it. It was a little embarrassing, but she put me totally at ease. She was only going to charge me $125.00 a week. My husband and I were very excited about her and.....
.....then..."Mother Teresa" called the house....(There is an older (late 50's) lady at my church that is very sweet, "Salt of the earth." I have attending a couple bible studies with her, she always brings food to people and is just short of a saint.)...We'll call her "Teresa."
Teresa called me and left a couple messages and we played phone tag for 2 days...and then....
Teresa: "Hi, Tracey. I'd been meaning to call over the last few months and offer you my services with the baby, but I just hadn't got around to it. Then I saw the e-mail from the church saying you needed help. I'd love to sit with Samuel."
Me: "REALLY!? That would be amazing....I went on to explain hours, days, when I would drop off and pick up...etc....
Teresa: "Actually, I would be an in house nanny. I have a car, so I can come whenever you need me. I'm retired, so I'm very flexible too. It would just be easier since you have everything little Samuel needs there." (I've collected a portable crib and some extra stuff thinking I would take them to whomever watched our son.)
Me: "REALLY!? That would be amazing! Are you ok with cats and a dog? How much would you be asking?"
Teresa: "Whatever you and Richard can afford and the animals would be fine. A few years ago I watched a little one for another couple for about 2 years until they moved away. I figured I could watch Samuel for 4 or 5 years, until he goes to school."
Me: "REALLY!? That would be amazing! You are a God send Teresa."
I had never thought of having someone in our home, especially not someone I could TOTALLY trust! Also I won't have to cart Samuel around at 6:30 AM, when I go to work. Sometimes Richard doesn't go in until 10:00, so Samuel can be with Daddy in the AM, "Teresa" during the day, and Mommy in the afternoon and at night.
I do need to call "R" and let her know that we were going to go with her, but how could I pass this up. My own mother would be the only thing better.
THANK YOU GOD! I AM TRULY BLESSED!!! Remember prayers not panic!