Sad To Say...

3/18/2012

I'm sad to say...
goodbye.
Goodbye to my three, precious, sweet, little, love bugs.

This past Wednesday I lost my job.
I was let go, or in better worse words "replaced."
It came as a complete and total shock to me. I wasn't and I'm still not ready for this.

The family I've been with for two years no longer needs me.
I'm shocked, hurt, confused and angry but my sadness trumps every other emotion.

I will no longer be asked:

"Laur-Laur, can you buckle my helmet?"

"Can I wear your shoes?!"

"Lauren, can you put my hair in a high ponytail?"

"Will you pretend to be the Queen?"

"Can I wear a dress today?"

"Why?"

"What are you making for lunch today?"
No more morning snuggles, story time, piggyback rides, piano lessons, 'mom & kid', library hour, pool days, scavenger hunts, hide and seek, obstacle courses, face painting, Barbies, cars, riding the jeep, trips to the pond to feed the ducks or trips to the park.
Words can't describe how much I will miss them.

But, I have 2 weeks...
2 weeks to show them just how much they mean to me.
Which is exactly what I plan to do.
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I don't know what is next but I know God has a specific plan for me. I'm a firm believer in the saying, "everything happens for a reason." As well as, "when one door closes, another door opens."

God will heal my heart and guide me in the right direction.




35 comments :

  1. Aww I'm so sorry, girl! You show those kids the best 2 weeks of their lives!

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  2. I'm sorry about your job! You are right, everything happens for a reason! Just know how much of an impact you have on those beautiful children's lives! ...They will miss you as much as you will miss them!!

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  3. :( This post just proves how much you've done for these kiddies! Keep your head high and that positive outlook. Everything happens for a reason and props to you for making these next two weeks really count. I am sorry you have to go through this!

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  4. :( I can't imagine how bummer you are girl. I'll be praying an even better opportunity is right around the corner for you!!

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  5. Wow so they really didn't even say why? or like our kids are getting bigger we don't need a nanny anymore? They just said peace??? That's really sucky! Esp if you had those kids in your wedding I mean obviously you cared for them as your own! I'm so sorry girlfriend.

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  6. :( sorry, doll! just try to remember that sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together!

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  7. Oooh Lauren! I am so so sorry :( I know that things happen for a reason... but it still hurts! Sending hugs and prayers your way!

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  8. Oh that sounds awful but God always has another plan!! Enjoy your last two weeks..they all look adorable!!

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  9. I am sorry this happend to you and you have no explanation! I can't imagine how you feel!

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  10. Awwwwwwww I'm so sorry girl! That is so sad, especially since it was out of the blue. Sending you a big sparkly hug today!

    xoxo

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  11. Aw girl...I am SO sorry to hear this!! God definitely has a plan for you so even though I know you're sad right now, one day it will all make sense.

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  12. Hello my love! I got tagged, and well.... I tagged you as well haha!

    If you're up for it, I'd love it if you answered my questions!

    Much Love

    xxx Jessica

    http://brightlightsbigcityrockstar.blogspot.ca/2012/03/ive-been-tagged.html

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  13. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Keep your head up girl :)

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  14. Praying for you during these times. I know how hard it must be. Show those little kiddos just how much you love them. I'm sure they are sad too :)

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  15. Oh, Lauren!! I am so sorry!! Keep that pretty little head of yours up!!

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  16. they are sooo cute!

    praying for you!

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  17. Still praying for you and these remaining days you have to cherish! God has a plan and I'm confident these munchkins will never forget you.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear this hun! This is awful and would break my heart too, I can imagine how attached you would get to these children. I can't believe they didn't give an explanation of why they were letting you go. *HUGS*

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  19. awww :( i'm so sorry!! i love your outlook, though. you're absolutely right that God has a plan for you, and there is a reason this is happening! xo

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  20. Oh Lauren, I'm so sorry. I know that must be so hard. You get so close to the kids when you are with them that long. They will miss you, too!! Praying for you!

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  21. How heartbreaking! Getting let go of a job is one thing but when your job is taking care of kids you love? Wow! Love you girl, hang in there :)

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  22. Aww I'm sorry, but it's true, God has a plan for you! Don't worry :)

    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

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  23. You were such a beautiful bride!!! And I love the picture of you & your hubby in the sunflowers- adorable :)

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  24. aw, so sorry to hear this girl. i used to nanny these two girls and slowly i was just let go by having my days cut and all that jazz. but luckily it was just because they were getting to old. junior high is pretty old to be a nanny. miss them every day though. hopefully you have a good enough relationship to go and see them as often as you would like after. make these two weeks count!!! they are adorable :)
    xo TJ

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  25. I'm so sorry...what awful news to get! It looks like you've had some wonderful times with them! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

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  26. :( This makes me so sad. I am so sorry Laur...but from what we talked about on twitter, you have plans and you should go with those plans! You are fab! Those kids will love you forever.

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  27. :-( I'm so sorry! Remember god has a plan and will bring you something soon!

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  29. Hi, Lauren. I am so so sorry to hear about your job. I'm one of your newest followers and just wanted to tell you that I've been following your blog for awhile now and it's what inspired me to start mine (if you can even call it a blog, still under construction...ha!). I know you are probably feeling pretty down, so I figured you'd want to know that along with these children, you're inspiring lots of people you don't even know about!! So keep your head up and I'm sure your new path will be the best yet! :)

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  30. Hi Lauren, I am a big fan of your blog as well and of yours as when you worked up at Solar Tan with my daughter Jessica you always had a smile on your face you just never had a bad day and if you did you just never ever let it showed. I feel so bad for you!!!! for someone to do this to you the only reason i could even thing of would be jealously. i agree there is going to be something happening in your life here really soon that is going to be amazing journey has to be cause your to good of a person to just take something away from that meant to you. Just keep your wonderful faith and your sparkling smile and your head held up high cause your life is so amazing you have so many people supporting you!!!! Those little ones are going to have an empty spot in there lives and they are going to have a hard time filling it. you dont find very many nannies that will enteract with the children as much as you did you made each day each holiday complete for them. their parents are going to realize what they lost and when they do its going to be way to late. keep that pretty smile a showin and head high Chris

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  31. I feel your pain. I nannied triplets for 4 1/2 years they were 9 months when I started. Needless to say they were everything to me. I even lived with them for a year. The day came when I had to leave them and i was heart broken. Now that I live with my fiance it's a 45 minute drive so I don't see them as much as I want or need, but I make sure I get a triplet fix when I can. It is so hard though I will always miss tucking them in at night and reading them stories (I even recorded a book for them so I can still read to them), the hugs the kisses, the boo boo fixing, and even the arguing, I always miss the I love yous. They will always be a part of my life and I will always be a part of theirs.

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  32. I'm so sorry that you lost your job! And what a job to lose...ugh, I'm so sorry!! I know God has a plan and will point you in the right direction for it :) I'll be praying for you!

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