Stankavich Saga

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This is the best day ever

03-26-2010 097 “This is the best day ever,” Rochelle said when we had a picnic at the park. With the simple food we brought we all enjoyed the nice warm sunny weather that comes infrequently during the winter times. I must say even when the days are cold kids like to get out and play. As a mom I like to see their smiles, giggles, hear their laughter and feel their warm love. It’s a great feeling to know that I’m doing a great job as a mother, even if I sometimes feel insecure or down because I’m only a stay home mom. Sometimes I feel like I’m not supporting my family enough so I feel eager to work. I often times forget that my role as a mom is very important too. To nurture a kid is not an easy job – there’s a lot of frustration and patience involved. However, when my kids show me their affection all my sacrifices are worth it. I’m not saying that my kids are perfect and I not saying that I’m a perfect mom because we are not. Rochelle and Chantelle have their bad spells and they push me to the limit but I show them tough love. I want them to know that I’m in control but at the same time I want them to learn to make decisions. While they are young I want to imprint in their hearts and mind that I love them so much despite of not getting their ways.

I always try to think of a ways to make Rochelle and Chantelle happy without buying the most expensive toys. Family swimming, everyone can have a great time and the good part is that it’s very inexpensive. Another one that we love to do is playing at the park. We are so blessed that there’s so many parks to choose from and going to one of them is free. Nap time is a fight that’s why books comes 03-26-2010 042handy. I read them stories and sometimes we make our own stories. Or simply have a mommy and daughter talk. And one of our family favorites is riding our trailer bike to the library. I’m very fortunate that I have girls that love books so we go to the library is very often. I need the exercise, so the more pedaling we do the happier and healthier I get.

3 Responses to “This is the best day ever”

  1. April 12th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Renee says:

    Hi Marissa…what a nice post. It brought a smile to my heart and tears to my eyes. I’m glad you remind yourself of the important job that you have and that these years are gone so fast. Rochelle and Chantelle are 2 very, very blessed little girls!

  2. April 12th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Grandma says:

    You ARE a good mom. Don’t ever think you should have some “real” job. You are doing the most important job you could possibly have.

    You wrote a good blog entry too. I liked all of it. Especially the bike train on the way to the library.

  3. April 12th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Mark says:

    Well done Marissa. I fully agree with Renee and Grandma.