Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On Friday I will Cry

Somebody tell me again what day it is. My weeks are bumping into each other and running over with comings and goings.


This week, I’m wrapping up my month of keeping my precious grandniece, pie. What a delightful 30 days it has been and I wouldn’t have wanted to be any other place. I am dreading Friday so very much. We knew going in that this was a temporary arrangement, but it doesn't make it any easier.


There’s nothing quite as rewarding as guiding a child through her day, providing her needs, stealing all her kisses, and showering love on her sweet, little head.


I can't resist the innocence and beauty of a sleeping child. 


I’ve prayed over her and summoned angels to camp out around her bed at night, and go with her every single day of her life.


I will miss her something fierce and can’t even let my thoughts linger along those lines.


I'm so grateful for this time we've spent together. I will never, ever forget these golden days.

I would appreciate your prayers for pie and her mommy, her Nonni, and her auntie (that would be me), as she enters daycare next week. It’s a heavy weight upon our hearts. We pray for a smooth transition, and we have not stopped praying that a suitable personal caregiver will be found at a future time. Would you pray with us?


Until next time, dear friends, thanks so much for keeping me company here. It means a whole lot.

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22 comments:

  1. Praying over your sweet grandniece and her transition, and over you. These little ones steal our hearts.

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    1. Thanks, sweet Elizabeth. That warms my heart, knowing you are praying.

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  2. Dear Dayle...Ohhhh, what a sweet post. I wish, so much, you could continue being the daycare provider for the little sweet angel. Not possible? Ohhhhhh. I will pray. Loved your post. Susan

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    1. Susan, if I were single and financially secure I would be most tempted, let me tell you. But I'm married and retired and The Man is not quite ready to stay home. We're both still enjoying traveling while we're healthy and young enough to get out and explore. It's really hard on me, though, leaving pie. We've established a special little bond. I love her dearly.

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  3. Oh Dayle. Doesn't it seem sometimes like life is one *letting go of the little chicks* after another? Will pray for the transition, and for just exactly the right person to care for precious little pie. She is adorable. And I know that your presence will continue to be a secure and bright spot in her life.

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Yes, Sharon, you are so right. I remember the first time around as a mother. It never gets easy letting go, but our children belong to the One who can care for them and loves them much more than we can think or imagine.

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  4. How precious! I think she'll do just great! We'll all say a special prayer, too. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  5. Nonni has wet eyes as she types. The sleeping collages are heavenly beyond words. You have been a true blessing to little Audrey, her mother and me. Knowing she was being cared for daily by someone who loves her dearly has meant so much to this hovering grandmother. You will have pie withdrawal. I do within 48 hours. Tight hugs to you, and especially on Friday. XOXO

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  6. Dayle,
    I read about your keeping pie on Gayle's blog. What a special time. I will keep ALL of you in prayer as the perfect caregiver is sought.

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  7. Ah, I feel your heart in this one. The nurturing you gave her during your time keeping her is such a sweet way to help her mama. I know she'll be fine in daycare, but I also know that doesn't help your heart. Hugs.
    And those chickadees? Amazing.

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    1. I've had a wonderful time caring for and nurturing sweet pie, that's for sure. Thanks for the encouraging words, Renee.

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  8. My heart aches for you, Dayle. I understand that completely. I will keep all of you in my prayers and pray that a wonderful, warm, loving caregiver comes into your lives for that sweet angel. God bless all of you- xo Diana

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  9. Oh Dayle I feel your heavy heart in this post. Such a little sweetie. I have lifted you ALL in prayer for this transition, and pray that the Lord might find just the perfect caregiver to fill this role in Pie's life. My niece is returning to work soon just 6 short weeks after she gave birth in March. She only needs a caregiver for 2 days a week and I did consider it. But she lives quite a distance from me and once he gets mobile might be hard for me with these knees. For now her good friend will keep him till she has her baby in Sept. Soo hard for these young mamas. Blessings to you all! Debbie

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  10. The need for daycare is so hard to face. I feel your anxiety and I'm sure your niece must be apprehensive. I wish that every mother could stay home with her children if she so wished.

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    1. I'm of the persuasion that in a perfect world mothers would stay home with their children, but it's not a perfect world.

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  11. I have enjoyed viewing every single one of those precious baby photos! What a change it will be for you and your heart each day. Sweet gift of baby birds :)
    There is a young mom at my husbands work who has asked over and over if i will care for her 4-month baby boy. I prayed and did not sense direction. I did not plan nor do I feel like I have the gumption but beginning in a few weeks I will have an adorable Asia baby boy named Samuel spending 10 hours four days a week with me!

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    1. Awww ... Lorraine, how sweet of you and what a blessing to this young mom and to Samuel. No matter if your time together is long-term or short-term, you will be blessed by this baby boy.

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