As a working mother, it’s hard to find a place that can provide a comfortable and secure environment. To be honest, I had “Grandma” childcare that I knew and loved but a change in my job situation forced me to find an alternative. Frankly, I found the idea of sending him to the Y very “institutional”. Boy was I wrong. It is the best thing I ever could have done.
I know “Grandma” loved him and kept him safe but he wasn’t learning anything. The Y creates an environment where children have fun as well as develop wonderful relationships with learning and with each other.
The Y has become such an intricate part of our lives. He has made lasting relationships and learned valuable lessons. For example, without the programs offered through the Y, I am not sure that my son would have learned how to swim. Not only did he learn but now he is on the swim team and LOVES it. It is very comforting to know that not only are they caring for my child but they are also teaching him skills that will benefit him for the rest of his life.
I attribute so much of my son’s growth and excelled development to staff at Limestone YMCA. The love and patience provided makes me realize how lucky we are to have this organization in our community.
The YMCA has been a big part of my life the past 4 1/2 years. I had cancer, lost my husband(Of 65 years), and was in a wreck within a period of six months. I joined early part of 2013 to build up my strength and it had been a big part of my life. I love the people here and claim them as my second family.
I'm Thea Quire. I'll be 82 years old in April. I've been coming to the YMCA for almost 12 years. I try to come a couple times a week. It helped me when I first started. I was going through a divorce. I walk and do SilverSneakers class. Ive met a lot of good people and made a lot of friends. I enjoy their picnics and Christmas time also. Thank you to Dan, Mary Jane, and all the others who teach the classes for a job. WELL DONE!!