Diary of a Mom: What a Wonderful
Life It Is
By Mei-Mei Reis-
Member of WOL Forum
Edited by Willa Sullivan (Teh Willa)
- Massachussets, USA
Having a regular job and being a mom
of our beautiful, healthy and active
baby MeiLee and a wife of Ronnie
what else I could expect!
At least, there are some days that I
can just stay at home, relax and
spend time with my loving family. I
do not have to think about what I am
going to do tomorrow or to meet
deadlines. I am a workchoholic! If I
am doing something I will not stop
until it is finished. I can work all
day and night that worries my
husband Ronnie and my mom.
Sometimes, I work for 14 to 16 hours
a day—that is too much, especially
when I have a baby. When I finish
working, then I am a MOM.......
Anna Meilee Our Little Angel...
I play with MeiLee, I act like a
child or being goofy. I always try
to make my time with her as a
memorable moment as possible by
taking pictures. She likes to poke
her little finger to any holes like
nose, ear and mouth. She checks
everything, her victim is ms. Kim's
ear and mouth. She likes singing
too, especially when she is ready to
sleep, she lullabies herself by
humming until she falls asleep.
She is larger than average baby and
her voice also louder than her size.
She eats good! Yesterday, I gave her
noodles and French Fries and she
One jar of baby food is not enough
for her—2 bowls of cereal and fruits
for breakfast. Lunch is veggie and
biscuits, dinner is a heavy
meal—fruits and biscuits.
My husband said to her:
“Kiddo....it's better if you eat
American foods such as macD and
cheese than mommy's food.” Too late,
she eats what I eat.
One day while I am having lunch, I
put crackers bag on the carpet but
all of a sudden I heard a chewing
sounds, and when I turned around I
saw Meilee eating my crackers. She
looked at me and smiled and continue
Sometimes, she seems so hungry and
chasing spoons in my hand. One day,
She tried to reach the spoon and
pushed it to her mouth when I was
busy watching TV and did not realize
that she opened her mouth -- waiting
for me to feed her.
Ronnie, a Husband and a Father....
is a very good husband and father. I
never doubted his love to his
family. He works hard and does the
best he can to take care of us. In
the evening when he comes home from
work, he likes to spend time only
with his daughter. When I am goin to
take their pictures he always says:
“no, I just want to record this
moment in my mind.” He spends a lot
of time with MeiLee—playing with
her, feeding her, taking her for a
walk and giving her a little bit
exercise by pulling her feet up to
his head and rolling her around.
Since I have two jobs, we split
tasks. When he comes home from work,
he is the one who takes care of her.
So, when I come home from work I
wake MeiLee up because I feel bad to
see her sleeping and do not to see
her all day.
I love cooking now. Let me tell you
my secret, “I couldn't cook before,
because in my country I had someone
who cooked for me, did our laundry
and did everything around the house.
When I came to this country, I bit
my finger because I could not eat,
cook nor find any Indonesian
restaurant. I started to learn how
to cook Indonesian foods. Sometimes,
the smell of the foods are
everywhere that makes my mom and
I have been in catering since 2005.
I shipped foods all over the states
by mail. Now and then, my friends
asked me to cook for special
occasions such as birthday parties,
farewell parties or any holiday
My husband and I like to browse on
the internet, he likes to play games
and I like to blog. Once in a while,
we like to hang out, window
shopping, or eat at a restaurant.
When I have my day off, I go
shopping or watch my husband cut the
grass while MeiLee yells and claps
her hand at her dad.
I thank my mother-in-law for always
cooking and taking care of us. She
is also our adviser.
Just Being ME....
but not least..sometimes people ask
me questions, “Mei how do you manage
your time? You are a very busy
person but you still have time to
blog! Where do you get the energy
I always answer: “God gives me the
energy! As a human being I cannot do
it—working two jobs, P&G since
morning till evening, then TGIF from
evening till 10-11 pm. But I always
have time for my family and I love
I've got my very 1st RECOGNITION PIN
as a symbol of THANK YOU for doing a
good job from TGIF on my 3rd days of
working after I passed my training.
I thank God for that!
I never expected to get a reward.
Just being ME....to be a good
witness among others is the most
important thing in my life...share
the blessing, being grateful that is
the real treasure!
Thanks to Sharon who recommended me
and trusted me who believed that I
could do it! and I also thank my
husband Ronnie who always supports
me and saying ”You can do it! Trust
your feeling! You are a strong woman
and you have skills, you have to
have confidence in yourself!” He
always says: “do your best and God
will take care of the rest, I am
here for you, always and forever!”