Last winter I was experiencing some major pain due to the varicose veins that I get with pregnancy. Since I was in terrible pain, I had to be off of my legs a lot because standing was almost unbearable. It came to a point where I was struggling to care for my family. God provided (as he always does) during this trial…

Mom and Dad Kieser knew the pain I was in and offered to hire a nanny for our family until I delivered. I first was reluctant to the idea – not sure if I was ready for someone to come into our home to help me care for my kids and do my household duties. However, during that time, God gave me a change of heart and Tater and I began to pray for God to provide someone for us.

We didn’t know who would be able to help us. We both knew that we wanted someone consistent that would be able to help us on the days that Tater worked his 12 hour shifts – which are always on different days. We needed someone flexible because of that, and be able to work for only a certain number of months.

February came and a friend offered to watch our kids on Valentine’s Day so we could go out. We took her up on the offer right away. I met this friend when I was teaching at Peoria Christian School. She was actually my student aide at the time. We have kept in touch a bit throughout the years. That night she asked how my pregnancy was going, and we told her of the struggles we were facing. A few days later she emailed and said she was interested in helping us out if we wouldn’t mind considering her. After some prayer at both our ends, she accepted the job.

I can’t tell you how much God has blessed us with her as our nanny. Throughout these past few months she has helped with anything and everything we have asked her to do. She has seen both our good and ugly times and has done her job extremely well.

Today is her last day and as we say “goodbye” to her, we want to say…

Cassie ~ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done for us. God has used you to touch our lives and the lives of our children. We have been so blessed by you, and you have taught us a lot by showing us your loving and serving heart. The way you hold our babies and shower them with hugs and kisses means more than you’ll ever know. You feel like a part of our family now, and we cherish the friendship that we share. So even though we may be saying goodbye to this job and this chapter in our lives, we look forward to the times we will still share together in the future. We are so thankful that God blessed us with you. We just want you to know that we love you…           you will be missed!


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  1. Denise August 13th, 2010 7:24 am

    Very sweet!
    It was nice meeting you Cassie:)

  2. jan August 13th, 2010 8:10 am

    I’m sure the kids will always treasure the fun times with Cassie! You can tell they really know and love her! May God bless you, Cassie, in your next adventure with the Lord!!!

  3. Mindy August 13th, 2010 8:18 am

    That was such a sweet post! I got teary eyed just reading it! I know what a blessing Cassie has been to you and it’s been neat to see her as part of your family and see her love for the kids. Such sweet pictures that I’m sure you’ll both always cherish! I must say, Miss Paisley looks pretty darn cute in her little outfit! 😉

  4. Heather August 13th, 2010 10:00 am

    That’s my Cass. She’s a sweet one.

  5. jessica leman August 13th, 2010 12:01 pm

    that is super sweet 🙂 I love how Brianna is holding onto Paisley’s foot in the first picture 🙂

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