A farewell to Nikki

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

~ A.A.Milne

Yesterday, I did a bitter sweet session for one of my most precious families, the Adams, together with their nanny Nikki.

Working parents know the value of good childcare, and none more so than this nanny and this family, who very suddenly lost their dad three days ago last spring, three months before Taralee's second son Morgan was born. Nikki was there through it all. She became family.

This June, Nikki will be moving to the UK to pursue her career in English. "By the time I come home, Pierce will be taller than me," she said almost wistfully yesterday.

I wish you well, Nikki. I can't say I'm not super jealous of your new adventure! You know you will be missed.