Glorious Mundane

February 13, 2014

Naptime. These two – I can’t even. Jynx loves Bella so much.

This week has been insanely quiet. We really  haven’t had anything happen at all. Just the normal, day to day stuff.

I’ve longed for that.

As much as I miss Kaden, I do not miss being sick and pregnant. I don’t miss feeling “off” all the time. I don’t miss the incredible anxiety and stress pregnancy placed on me. It’s almost abnormal at this point to not feel any of those things. I’m so used to feeling like my world is going to explode any moment.

So we go to therapy. We play at home. We read and cook. Clean and talk. I’ve begun to find a bit of happiness in the boring bits I took for granted before this. Today I sat down to rest while Bella napped. Lately I’ve just been so tired all the time. But then I ended up washing couch cushions, vacuuming out the bottom of the couch, and doing dishes instead.

It’s been a while since I’ve actually felt like taking care of my home and not just forced myself to.

Sam and I both look forward to the weekends so much. We spend it together, grilling outside, taking Bella to the park. There isn’t one moment of the day that goes by that I don’t think of my three sons, but especially Kaden as his life with us really did become a reality for me. I desperately miss him. Yet life does start to weave it’s own little bit of normal back together. Enough to keep me from completely losing my sanity through this all.

I keep wondering, “What next?” but not with a worry or hurriedness about it. Just – it’s there. What happens next? I have no idea. Right  now, Sam calls this point in our lives “stabilization”. It’s true. We need it, all of us. I don’t know if we’ll m one this summer or next year, or if we’ll get put here, or anything. But honestly? I don’t worry about it. We made it here, we can make it anywhere.

I am loving, just loving, the mundane of our lives. The very basics that play out every day with our routines that now mean so much more. I know eventually my heart will start to think, “Now God? Is it time for us to do something? Move? Adopt? Try again (we have no idea if that’s a possibility)?”  But I hope it continues to be a trusting, hopeful voice from me instead of the one that used to be, “NOW GOD. RIGHT NOW.”

And yes, inside there is a little hope for the future, and yet a little voice that says, “Please don’t let it be something that breaks my heart again.”



  • Jill

    February 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This photo is so adorable! I have one like it with me sleeping and my cat crawling up my bed. I treasure that photo and hope Bella treasures this someday!!

  • Lisa B

    February 14, 2014 at 5:41 am

    That picture of Bella and Jynx made me smile so much! Love the bonds between kids & pets (but especially partial to cats as we have two of them, lol)

  • Amanda B

    February 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Diana, your courage and strength continue to astound me. Thank you for being willing to share your journey with me. You have such a beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing all of you, not just the “perfect” parts and being real and honest. Your blog is such an encouragement to me and I’m sure to so many others. I have so many wishes and hopes for you, but most of all, I hope that you get the chance to have a future worth hoping for, that doesn’t break your heart again. Much love to you. <3

    1. Diana

      February 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Oh Amanda, thank you for this. I’m so glad that you come back to read and that my words are an encouragement even in moments of – well – mundane. 🙂 It’s wonderful to hear that.

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