I (DeAnna) had the privilege to keep our two oldest nephews during the day when they were young, starting when Joshua was a newborn. At first I was a bit lost being a mom for the first time with my newborn and having Nelson around 10 months old and Noah around 3 years old in my charge during the day. It was such a blessing to have this time with them. I loved being able to spend time with them, really know them, read to them and hear all the stories they loved to share.
It’s very difficult being away from family and friends, it pulls my heart strings and brings tears to my eyes. Noah recently turned 14 years old. How can that be, it was just yesterday he was a preschooler playing with toys on our rug. We love you Noah and are proud of the man you are becoming.