Ms. Wanda’s Day Care in Jesus and the Rooster Seat

I wanted to give a little information on Ms. Wanda’s Lee-Lee’s favorite day care provider. Back twenty years ago, we lived in Valdosta, Georgia. Anya, my oldest daughter, had the most wonderful day care provider named Ms. Wanda.

She lived across the street from ADM in a subdivision. Each morning and afternoon, I would drive Anya and baby Sophia to Ms. Wanda’s. She treated my children as her own, and she potty trained them as well as loved them. When I had to move to Homerville to teach, I was heart-broken to leave Ms. Wanda behind, and Anya did fit in as well in Homerville.

In a year, I got my job in Wilcox County, and we moved back to Dodge County, Georgia. When Chris and I had Liam, I let Chris find us a day care in Cochran because I have no connects in Bleckley County. In the South, connections mean everything. To my surprise, Chris found a wonderful provider on Gum Swamp outside of town. Ms. Linda and her employees have loved my little boy since he was four months old.

He asks to see her almost everyday as Chris drives him to pre-k. I wrote Jesus and the Rooster Seat as a way to show appreciation to Ms. Linda. I wanted children to see how special a day with her really is as well as how special she is to us. This book is a tribute to Ms. Wanda and to Ms. Linda. Thank you, Ladies, so much for all your love and support to my children.

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I am an English teacher, mother, and wife, but I love to write. I feel that I am blessed to be able to use my talent to write about my children's books, poems, short fiction, and parenting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my experiences with beginning a writing career while focusing on my children and my job. I look forward to comments and to hear from my readers!

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