All my life, even as a child I have had an magnetism to children and them to me!
I ran a Child Care for 19 years and would still be caring for children if it was not for health issues.
I gave them physical care but they impacted my life in ways to numerous to share them all….. A LOOK, A SMILE that lit up their face, HAPPINESS, ENJOYMENT OF THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE, THE LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE!!!
so many ways that is difficult to put into words.
I want to dedicate this to my Trent….the love of my life!
I started caring for Trent when he was 2-1/2 years old. He came to me in a totally body brace. Had many serious health issues, he finally was able to get out of that brace, I remember it like yesterday. Him and I rolled on the floor and I tickled him, we laughed until I cried with joy!!!
Trent went from being in my Children care to being a helper. He didn’t need the money, he and I had a very special relationship.
I went back to Michigan when Trent Graduated High School and we keep in contact, less each year, I’m sorry to say!!!
He went to Michigan State and was ready to graduate this spring.
I found out at Christmas my sweet Trent passed away last year(25 years old) and because we changed our phone number his parents were unable to reach me to let me know.
This is very emotional to write…. but I want to share this with you,
after we moved to TN the one way I keep in contact with Trent was cards, for Birthday and Christmas. other wise I might never have known!
Open up your heart to a child…..you will be changed for life!!!