It's been a minute... And by a minute I mean like 10 months... but who's counting?! Back to blogging! I have some important women to talk about and to thank.
So, for the past three and a half years Isabella has attended an aftercare program (through the YMCA) at her school. It's hard to put into words just how amazing her aftercare teachers have been. Ms. Kathy & Ms. Trish have been there since the very beginning, and Ms. Nici has been there since the beginning of this school year.
Ms. Kathy has a true heart of gold. She is such a caring and sweet person. I've gotten to know her well and she really is a great woman. Kathy has been through more than I could imagine in life. Through it all, she has remained compassionate and loving. One special thing about Kathy that has linked us is that she adopted one of our foster dogs, Caroline. They were a perfect match and, as a foster, I couldn't have asked for a better adopter for that sweet dog!
Ms. Trish is such a kind woman. She is very passionate and caring. In the years that I have been able to know her I can tell that she has a free spirit. She has been a great help with Isabella and all of the other aftercare kids.
I've known Ms. Nici for the shortest amount of time, but I still can tell that she is a great person. She has a beautiful smile that I saw her share very often. When I explained this project to her she seemed to completely understand what it was about and why it was important.
Because of a scheduling change, Isabella will no longer be attending aftercare. Today was her last day. A child changes a lot from ages 5 to 8. They grow and learn so quickly. I cannot thank these women enough for being a part of that. They truly have changed my life. We have laughed and cried together through many moments. We've gotten to know each other and understand one another. They have watched Isabella grow, and inspired her to be a better person. They are amazing women who I cannot thank enough for the help they have provided me in taking care of my baby girl. We aren't saying goodbye, because we will still see each other here and there. But, I wanted to write this to say how much I truly am grateful for them! They are beautiful women who everyday make this world better. That is definitely something to be thankful for!
Message of the day: Keep being beautiful, and don't forget to share the love and tell someone you know that they are beautiful too!