For anyone who has ever visited my home they see the magic behind the curtain has always been Miriam. People always ask me: how do you do it all and to be honest with out Miriam I'm doing it all but not as well :p. The kids are in school for the most part all day and I'm grateful that the school has been so understanding when I'm 45 minutes late occasionally ori call and ask them if they can stay late because I'm not quite in Las Cruces yet.
The hardest part has not been the dishes which I discovered don't watch themselves but the lovely spirit Miriam brought into our home. She was not just a nanny, she was an aunt and a sister to each of us. We always said when we hired her it would only be a temporary thing. She had just gotten her college degree and being a nanny wasn't what she had in mind but than she fell in love with the kids and we all fell in love with her.
She has been a rock of love and unspoken support from the get go. She has been there to help make serious decisions with me. When we had the craniostenosis scare with Callum, Rachey's CP diagnoses, Harm's sensory integration, etc. she was always there. There was nothing I don't trust Miriam with. When I was in my accident it was her who created a sense of normalcy for the babies and after I got out helped me through the rehabilitation process.
The feelings of love have been universal. Miriam and I still have lunch about 3x a week. We laughed over our different trials and support one another. We keep sneaking the kids out of school one by one and it is always the highlight of our week. She misses the kids and I but is doing just wonderfully in her new job. It is nice since she works for our company the kids crash the office here and there. We have so much love for her. She is no longer her nanny but for me and the babies she will always be an auntie and a sister.