Fast forward to April of 2008. I called MaraLee (Caroline's mom) to let her know that Justin and I were expecting our first little one. Right after she told me congrats, she told that she would be more than happy to watch this little love when I went back to work. Seriously?!?! How could I be this lucky?
Fast forward to today. MeMe (named by P) has helped Justin and I raise our sweet little loves. She has loved on them like her own. She has encouraged them through each new stage. She has taught them new things. She has changed their diapers, washed their clothes, and spoiled them both rotten. She has answered my million questions as I walked through being a first time mom and encouraged me through the process.
Not only has MeMe loved my kids, but her family has loved them like they were a part of their family. Rebecca and Caroline get up early in the mornings so they can play/love on P and Stella, share their breakfast with P each morning, and let him run around their rooms. They are like 2 big sisters to them. And Mr. Terry is one of P's heros. P loves Mr. Terry and is completely content just being with Mr. Terry.
Because of life changes, MeMe isn't going to be keeping my sweet little ones next school year. I am definitely sad about it, but I am so thankful for the almost 3 years she (and her family) gave to my kids and Justin and I. Our family has been immeasurably blessed by their family. And we will be forever grateful.