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Mother Returning to Work After Having Baby Moved to Tears by Note from Nanny

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Times are hard, and many families struggle to survive off of multiple incomes. Gone are the days when only one parent left for work.

Now dads and moms alike hold down full-time jobs, sometimes on different schedules. They work hard to work and make time for their families, too.

For moms, in particular, sending a child off to school or leaving them behind in someone else’s care can be heartbreaking.

But we do what we have to do, hoping those who are with our children all day will be loving, kind, compassionate and patient.

If only we could all have someone to watch our children like the person 38-year-old Charlie Kirkaldy found for her son Sam.

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The mom from Wokingham, England was having a bit of apprehension about starting her new job in London, over an hour’s train ride away from her home, according to the Huffington Post.

“It’s always so hard leaving your child when you go back to work but for many it’s a necessity,” she shared.

She went on to explain the guilt and sadness she felt over leaving her son with someone they hadn’t known for very long.

Thankfully, the new nanny (childminder) knew just how to ease this worried mom’s fears. Kirkaldy snapped a photo of the sweet note and gift she received the first morning she said goodbye.

She shared the picture on Instagram of the sweet and thoughtful poem the new sitter wrote along with some gifts to make the day a bit easier.

“It’s Sam’s first full day with the childminder and as I held back the tears,” Kirkaldy wrote. “She slipped this into my hand. What a legend.”

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“For you today will feel so long,” the note begins, “so here’s a little something to keep you strong… Tissues to wipe away your tears, invisible reassurance to ease your fears…”

“Coffee to drink and take a while, to paint back on a make-believe smile. Chocolate to make it a bit more okay, and to help you get to the end of the day.”

This caregiver knew just what to say, but in the end I think it’s her sign off that makes all the difference — “Sam will be fine — happy and loved — I promise xx.”

The days away from her sweet son will still undoubtedly be long, but her fears are eased knowing Sam is with someone who is so caring and kind.

“Her kindness and understanding of how hard it can be for parents brought tears to my eyes and has made my first full day apart from him a little less painful,” she told the Post.

Are you a working mom? Would a note like this from the nanny or babysitter make it easier to leave your child behind?

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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