Today was it. The final day of working for my nanny family. I am NOT taking nanny to A, K and M off my signature for I am their forever nanny :) Tonight was perfect. We went to dinner. My bosses were warned by me no tears or sad talk. I plan on seeing them lots and really my goal was to not loose it in front of those kids. We are nannies.We stay strong for our kids. I wanted them to be ok with the changes. My bosses gave me a necklace. It is gold with diamonds and the hanging down three gold strand with each kids birth stone. My mom boss said those are our kids stones. I almost lost it then. She started to cry and I stopped her saying "no way dont do it. This is a celebration!" She gave me a card and told me not to open it till I got home. In keeping with the not sad theme, I gave them a letter I had written and said the same "no opening till you get home." There was a beautiful note inside that made me cry. M had written Jenn Jenn you are the BEST ever! xoxoxox Love, M That's was priceless. They also gave me a generous bonus. I will write a thank you note and send it to them. The night was perfect. I didn't want a goodbye dinner but now I am SOOO happy i went. I'm soooo happy we did it. It validated a lot for me. All my years of being there. I feel at peace tonight. A good friend told me the anticipation is worst. She was so right. We will all be ok because we love each other. We said that we would see each other a lot. The kids are coming to my fundraiser for the local library Sunday. They are forever"my kids" and I am forever their nanny. :) Thanks to everyone for everything. All the kind words meant so much the last few week. You have all touched me heart. Jenn
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I am Glenda. Many of my friends call me "g"
I am married to Terry and we live in a small town in Missouri. I have been a professional nanny for 30 years The first family I was with for 8 years .The rest of the time I have been my current family. We are in on our 21st year together. I love what I do and I love working with a busy family helping them to find balance in this crazy world we live in.
My time here is gradually ending but this family will be a part of my life always.
A lot of nannies don't have the opportunity to start with newborns and stay with the children through their teen years. They don't get to stay for the pay off to see the influence they have been in that child's life long term. I know that I am so blessed to have this privilege, and to have employers that encourage and support my relationship with their children.