I have been a bad blogger lately. It has been much easier to post videos etc. than to actually write about how I am feeling.
On top of that I have been busy, very busy, trying to stay busy. You see, staying busy helps to keep my mind off of other things. I haven't had to try too hard to stay busy because there has been lots going on.
It started with running the Sask Marathon.
Then my cousin from Victoria stayed with us for a week.
Friday night we got together with some adoptive friends for a great Ethiopian meal.
My sister-in-law is getting married this summer and I am in the wedding party. Last weekend we had the Colonsay shower (This is the small town her fiancee is from and the town throws a shower for each of the brides-to-be.) This past Saturday night I hosted a showerette (as I call it) for her at my house.
Then there is the yard work! Or what would be yard work if the weather would ever cooperate.
Between all of our social activities we have work. This is our busiest time of the year for our business which means longer hours (for Yvan for sure) and some weekends.
Not to mention I have yoga twice a week right now and this week I am starting another 10K clinic so that I can train to finally break that one hour mark!!!!
So, it isn't hard trying to stay busy....but stay busy I must. It is when I have down time that I find my mind wandering...I find my emotions starting to get the better of me. I actually managed to stay away from the computer all day on Sunday...didn't check one email, one blog or one message board. It felt really good to be disconnected.
I think I have also wanted to stay away from my blog because my ticker at the top seems to be mocking me. Our egg baby is half way thru his/her second round on the ticker tape.
It. Is. Depressing. O.k. not depressing.....Sad!
I heard Gloria Steinem say once "Depression is when nothing matters. Sadness is when everything matters."
I am not depressed...I am sad. Everything matters right now. It matters that the possibility remains that we might not be parents. Because until we get that call, pass that court date, get on a plane, and have wee one in our arms....the possiblity remains.
I am sad because at this moment it feels like this will never happen and that matters. At almost 19 months, I am losing steam...it is hard to be excited or thrilled or happy about something I have started to believe may never happen and that matters. I am tired of waiting. Being a parent matters to us!!
In the back of mind...I know logically we will get a referral, I have seen all our friends before us get their referrals...but the heart...well the heart can play funny tricks on you. The heart sometimes yearns for something so much it can throw everything else into disarray...the heart wants what the heart wants!
Someone said to Yvan and I last week that we should get some projects going to keep our mind off of things like plan a trip (ummmm...ya done that) or train to run a marathon (ooooooh, ya, done that too o.k it was only 10k and a half marathon but still!) and Yvan and I looked at each other and sighed.
I know we were both thinking "Seriously? Did you just say that?"
I remember when we were trying to get pregnant people would say "You just need to relax." or "Don't think about it so much!" We would think...hmmm...o.k....how do we not think about this when every month you are plotting when the best time for "optimum fertilization" will occur. Or how every month you are reminded by Aunt Flo "Hey, you! You aren't pregnant!'
Well, 19 months is kind of like that....only worse....every day I know we both hope today will be the day. Every day we hope the phone will ring and change our lives forever. The beginning of every week brings a renewed feeling that this will be the week! The end of every week brings the realization that we have to start another week waiting.
I know this post is morose...I try to be all shiny and happy! I listen when people tell me about the joy the referral phone call brings. And I believe them, I really do....and yet that phone call, that joy still eludes us.
There are days when I am tired of hearing myself moan about our wait...I know you all must be tired too. We have lots to be thankful for and you should know, we know this...we don't take things for granted...we really don't.
We are just ready! Ready to stop being busy trying to stay busy.