Just about 5 years ago this young lady walked into our house ready to take on the position of our nanny. It was at a time where I myself was still trying to figure out how to be a mom of two children under the age of 3. It was at a time where autism was just becoming our reality. It was at a time where we had yet to leave our girls with anyone but family. Little did I know at that time, that young lady was going to become a very important part of our family.
Savannah took on the role of our nanny better than we could ever imagine. She helped them meet milestones, she took care of bumps and bruises, she held them when they cried, she took cate of them when they were sick. She changed thousands of diapers. She took them to therapies. She endured more scratches, bites and pinches than anyone should have to endure. Heck she even helped me with middle of the night wake ups.
After a year hiatus during the 2019-2020 school year we were able to convince Savannah to come back to help us through what quickly became the worst school year ever. The pandemic school year. She went from being the nanny to being the teacher. She took on the job of helping the girls with virtual learning and she rocked it!
Our needs are changing this coming school year. The girls will both be in school full day so we no longer need a full time nanny. Savannah left today to move across country closer to her mom. Saying good-bye was hard. How will we ever find someone as amazing as her? We didn’t just say good-bye to our nanny though, we said good-bye to one of our family members.
Fortunately good-byes don’t need to be forever. She has already promised to make some special trips to help make sure Joe and I are still able to get away for overnights. Thanks to technology there will be FaceTimes and many pictures shared.
So thank you, Savannah, for being the Best. Nanny. Ever!