Wednesday, June 25, 2008
YES, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR, WHEN PARENTS START TO FEEL THE EXCITEMENT OF ALL-STARS AND WE START DECORATING EVERYTHING! I FIGURED SINCE GAMES START SATURDAY, I BETTER START BY DOING MY CAR! ITS SO FUN: ALL OF US GO OUTSIDE AND EACH ONE PICKS A SIDE TO PAINT. CAIDEN'S FRIENDS HAVE FOUND HIM A NEW NICKNAME, AND IT SEEMS TO AGREE WITH HIM: C-DOG. I AM NOT VERY CRAFTY, AS YOU CAN SEE, BUT IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS!
I LOVE THAT JERRY STILL FINDS TIME TO SPEND WITH OUR CHILDREN. HE IS TRULY THE BEST DAD I KNOW. CAIDEN HAS SOME FRIENDS OVER, AND JERRY WANTED TO PLAY WI WITH THEM. CAIDEN HAS A NEW BASEBALL GAME AND JERRY DREW UP A BRACKET FOR THEM TO PLAY A TOURNAMENT.
I have been home with my children for the most part of their lives. I had always wanted to be a mother and stay home with my children. My mom had always told me that a had that "motherly" instinct. She noticed it at a very young age. I was always trying to be a mother to any child that came along my way. I always babysat other children in my teenage years. I guess you can say that i love children. I never really had to work till i got divorced. It was a hard pill to swallow. I had never been on my own, even more, never had to support myself. I would soon be on a journey of self-sufficiency, and maturity. I soon was working at a daycare center, ( of course) and doing everything by myself. There was getting the kids ready for school, breakfast, homework, getting clothes out for the next day, etc. I was taking 2 children to 2 separate fields at the ballpark, games at the same time, same day, and running back and fourth to those fields. I was a single parent and i was relying on no one but me. I was the one cooking supper as soon as i got home from work, making sure i was sitting right there making sure they understood homework. I was the one making sure i was showing them that i was excited to hear about their day, the friends they had made and how they got an A on a test. I was there to tuck those sweet babies in bed and proceeded to tell them that tomorrow was a new day, perhaps a better one, that daddy would soon be home, and that maybe we would be a family again. I am not trying to feel sorry for myself. Women do this everyday and i guess i could to, I DID DO IT, and i am so proud that I could.I never thought that i was that strong, but as the saying goes, "what doesn't kill you only makes stronger" and i was strong. I was strong for them! There were many nights that i would put them to bed, and the last thing they saw was me smiling and telling them that i loved them. I would soon be crying after that, wishing that i had not torn my family apart. But, i had to be strong for them, had to be there "backbone", their support, their mother.I am home with them once again, and loving the dog out of it! I'm there for everything and anything, and i don't want to ever miss a thing they do. I had to lose everything,to gain. I realize now that family is the most important thing in this short-lived life. I will never take my family for granted again, ever. I can say now that i have worked and had a family and was successful at it. I managed the two and I'm still here!! I don't want to go back and do it again....BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, and I'm proud of it!
Jerry,Bailee, and I just wanted to say how proud we are of Caiden. Caiden has worked so hard this season. He has really improved in baseball this year. He has learned so much from his coaches, and he uses it daily to further his development in this sport. He deserves nothing but the best support and encouragement we can give him! Great job Caiden, we will always be here to support you in everything you do!
WE WON...AGAIN!! OUR BOYS HIT SOOO WELL TONIGHT! CAIDEN ALMOST HIT A HOME RUN! IT WAS A FOUL BALL, BUT IT WENT WELL OVER THE FENCE. WE WILL HAVE A LITTLE BREAK, WELL NO MORE PRACTICE GAMES. OUR REAL GAMES START SATURDAY. CAN'T WAIT TILL SATURDAY!