Another thread got me to thinking. When you were growing up - who helped your parents raise you? Even stay-at-home Mom's need to leave their children with someone else sometimes. Who was it? My mother and father both worked, but Mom was a nurse, so after I started school she was pretty much home when I was. When she wasn't - if Dad wasn't able to stay with us, my grandparents did. Once in a very great while - my grandmother's neighbor, who was the wife of the President of Howard Payne. I actually thought she was a relative until I got old enough to ask why I had so many grandmothers. So, I was always with Christians who my family loved. My children never stayed with strangers a day in their life. It was their parents, or their Dad's parents (mine were deceased), or my great aunt, or their aunt and uncle. Even their great-grandmother - NEVER a stranger. I realize - I was blessed. A lot of people don't have that option. They live too far from home. So - again - who raised you? And who helped you raise yours?