#thedailymoments || Week 6
These days most of us are living busy over-scheduled lives. It's easy to lose track of the moments that really matter, which can often be the most ordinary parts of our days. In the midst of all the responsibilities of our day, we need to remember to check in with ourselves so that we don't lose sight of who we really are and what is really important to us. This series, #TheDailyMoments was started by my good friend @steph.pollock and as soon as I saw her first post, and when she said,
It's these small moments that make up a lifetime of beautiful ones,
I knew this was something I needed to join in on.
This weeks recap might sound a little scrambled because that's exactly how my brain feels currently. Today was a day to just go slowly, breathe and do only what I was capable of doing at the moment.
I took these pictures on Wednesday. We had our first fertility appt the day before and my best friend, Debi's funeral is on Saturday. Needless to say, my brain has been working overtime. I know i've been stressed to say the least but yesterday at the doctor, my blood pressure was higher than it's ever been, even when I was in labor with Finn. It was 165/101. That's ridiculously not normal.
I tried to not stress by having a super slow morning, just Finn and I. Daddy wakes up at 4:30 to head to Orange Theory, and he comes home to shower around 6am. Right about that time Finn wakes up ready to go, and I am positive [no matter what Jason claims is "quiet"] that he is woken up by the loudness that my husband is when he gets home. You see, I am N O T a morning person. Maybe it's because I never drank coffee, but I do not roll out of bed ready to go, so this 6am wake-up call usually doesn't work for me.
So basically, Finn runs into the kitchen demanding I get up and get him some "lunch." I cuddle on the couch and hope he comes to cuddle me too. Sometimes I win, and sometimes I find myself in the playroom at 7am.
We turn on music, we dance, we play outside and I usually get to make myself some tea and breakfast around 10am. Today, we spent most of the morning outside, played in our "pool" and looked up at the sky as my ray of sunshine Debi shined down upon us until about 11:30 am when it was time for a mommy break [screen time].
Today I was tired. Mentally exhausted from my visit to the fertility clinic and the anxiousness about what is to come this weekend. I wanted to spend my nap time actually taking a nap, but Finn had other ideas. He usually goes down at 1pm and today, he took one full hour to calm down and get to sleep.
It was beautiful outside, the first day that I felt a little breeze and not like I was going to melt. So, I went into the backyard, plopped my feet up and closed my eyes while soaking in all that vitamin D. Just as I felt myself nod off, my phone rang. It was my other best friend, Cara and we ended up talking for almost 2hrs. As much as I thought I needed sleep, I needed this girl talk more. Feeling refreshed and motivated, I started the dishes just as Finn walked out from his nap, "hi mommy!"
Daddy called and asked us on a dinner date to Nordstrom because his alterations were ready to be picked up. I scrambled to finish cleaning the kitchen and quickly showered [of course, not alone] and we were on our way only 15 minutes late.
We came home and I think we both needed a moment as a family to smile and play so we kept Finn up past his bedtime, drank wine, listened to music and enjoyed these last few warm moments of summer nights.
It's been almost two weeks since I lost my dearest Debi. Since then, I have dedicated this weekly series to her. Even though she isn't here with me, I can write these journals in her honor and hope that she's up there reading them with her signature eye roll and a smile.
Dear Debi, "I don't know when I will be able to function on a normal level again, I'm sure I will spend many more days looking up at the sky and talking to you and wishing you were here. But, I can promise you this, not a moment will be wasted on loving this oh so beautiful life in honor of the joy and happiness you brought into my life and to Finn's life. We will honor you by truly loving every breath we take; the good, the bad and everything in between."
These are small moments of our day, exactly 2 weeks since you left us. I miss you and I love you.
Just as Steph did, I am inviting you to do the same, join us in this movement of letting life be more enjoyable just by letting it be exactly what it is. Tag your photos with #thedailymoments so we can all share in the joy of the simple moments that make up a lifetime of happiness.