We said goodbye to an amazing friend Sunday as she pursues a different life path. We took quickly to Ms. Tascha with her kind heart and patient ways. Her love for my boys became evident in the early weeks of her employment. Soon thereafter our work relationship blossomed into an amazing friendship and bond. She spoke to, held, and taught my children as her own. She has a gentle and appropriate way of handling any situation these wild Indians threw her way.... as if she had been a mother for years. She is a born nurturer, a phenomenal woman of God, amazing wife, sister, daughter and much more. She gave my family more in the 9 months she spent here than I can ever express in words. She came to our home each morning wearing a sweet smile, genuinely excited for what the day held with my most prizes possessions. She tackled the craziness like a pro and never once raised her voice. She is a gem. A rare jewel you don't find ... and we had the opportunity to spend 39 weeks with her. On an average day, I overheard her teaching letters, numbers or shapes followed with praise and encouragement. She was their personal cheerleader. In the next breath she would tell of the wonderful ways of our savior and how much he loves them. Wow! I can't explain the joy and fullness my heart felt each time I witness the exchange. What else could a mother ask for?? She is irreplaceable and hopefully a friend for life. Her and her husband made marks on our hearts and we will always cherish the memories and moments together. We hope to keep in touch as they embark on a life as missionaries and support them in every way possible. We wish them a life time of happiness and fulfillment. Tascha- we love you more than you know and appreciate your time and dedication to our family. We miss you desperately.
Lord, thank you for sending us one of your angels! Thank you for allowing us to meet one of your best soldiers. Bless Jeff and Tascha's future and each step along the way. Help them to spread your word with ease and conviction. Give them the confidence and knowledge necessary to fulfill your master plan. Protect them on their journey and return them to the family and friends that love them. Amen