Dear Vicky and John,
My time with Gracie will never be forgotten. I had been working in Child Care for almost 8 years when Gracie started at the VCUHS Child Development center. And I fell in love with her the first time we met. She had such a beautiful smile and an easy spirit that drew the other children closer. I was thrilled to see how quickly the others children took to Gracie and often I would see them gently patting her back and the joy they all had when they would pull her in the wagon and find her sippy cup for her. Gracie's tiny sighs would let us know she was happy and content. Thank your for sharing this special child with me and the center. A few years ago Patsy was able to get funding for an Adult Day program at our center. These elder folks and the children soon became fast friends. When our first elder passed the children worried and wondered where he had gone. Many decided that the angles had taken him home. Over the past few years the children began drawing this angel and she is now looking over our playground. Under her wings are story stones written by loved ones who have lost someone dear. If you have time and would like to drop by and add your stone to the yard please let us know. I know I will be adding my stone for Gracie as soon as I can.