Glimpses {Link Up} Week 1

September 8, 2013

One of my favorite weekly posts I did on Babble Pregnancy was uploading all my pics from the week before and talking about what was going on. Besides documenting my pregnancy with Kaden, it let everyone see what Bella, Sam, Charlie, and I were up to.

I want to continue that here – as well as sharing over at Babble Kid some of the other things we do. I don’t have any fancy slideshow plugin, but I thought it would still be fun to do. And I’m making it a link up at the bottom – so if at any time you decide to join me or just have one of your own, add it to mine so I can come see! I can’t promise I’ll do it every week, (I’m terrible at follow through y’all. Terrible.) but I’ll do my best to keep it going if you all show interest in doing it with me.

Last night we headed over to our friend’s home, Ben and Laura, to have dinner and let Bella play with their two adorable kids. It was so nice to get out for a while and have some adult conversation. Laura is starting a blog and Etsy shop very soon so stay tuned for me pimping her custom work on here. 🙂

With school season in full swing, I ordered a planner on the recommendation of my friend, and fellow homeschooler, Tiany from The Homeschool Lounge. I’m totally in love with The Well Planned Day one from HEDUA since I can plan lessons and our life in the same spots.

One of the hardest parts of loss is explaining it to people. We went to the Farmer’s Market Saturday, and were asked a few times where the new baby was. Sam and I have tried to figure out an answer that invites people to ask more if they want to, while also protecting us from falling apart. I don’t know that it’s the best one out there, but we explain what happened a little instead of just a simple, “He died.” It’s hard (for them and us), but healing in a strange way. The little old lady who sells the best jelly ever actually started to cry when we told her. We hugged and it felt so much like she got it. That kinship of knowing what this feels like.

Bella has a little spot in our backyard where she loves to sit, play, and talk to herself. I’ll be at the porch writing or reading and she’ll just wander over there, usually with Charlie by her side, and spend a good 30-45 minutes in her own little world.


I’m totally in love with the SheReadsTruth plan this month. I wasn’t able to write for the Daniel study with all we had going on, but reading and studying it after it published has been incredible. I feel like of any words I’ve tried to find to comfort myself with, this has to be the most profound.

Do you have a post with some glimpses into your life you’d like to share? Link it up here! 



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    September 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Diana, I have been quietly following you and often been thinking of you and your family. Often, words escape me but I am sending many healing vibes and positive thoughts your way and wish you all the best. xo

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  • Jacqueline

    September 9, 2013 at 4:49 am

    I don’t have a blog but would love to keep seeing your linked up posts… Not sure how I do that except checking in here like I already do…. Any suggestions would be appreciated 🙂

  • Kelly Garrett

    September 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for starting a linkup. I can’t remember how I found you, but have been reading your recent posts. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hang in there and keep the faith.

  • Shannon McAvoy

    September 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve been WANTING to do a post once a week with what we so the wel prior. This is perfect! Maybe it’ll be just you and I girl. But I’ll do it and link up. YAY! I love your starter pics. The comment about the little lady made me cry. I still think about and pray for you all often!

  • Cyndi Schultz

    September 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I used to go and talk to myself out in my backyard too.. looking back I think I was talking to God. Maybe that's Bella's way of talking to Kaden and God and having her alone time with them. That's really nice, either way.

  • Linds

    September 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I appreciate your honesty and vulnerability.

  • Melissa

    September 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    You unfailingly inspire me with your grace and fortitude. You are doing amazing things even if you don’t see them. I have no doubt bigger things are on the horizon for y’all. And I LOVE the farmers market tradition you have going. I need to get in on that up here! ♥

  • Marlen

    September 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Maybe Bella’s spot is where she talks to the boys about what is going on with your precious family and maybe she talks to Jesus, too. What a sweet picture!

  • Sarah

    September 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Diana, your words are always so eloquent even with riddled with pain and turmoil. I am so thankful to have you in my blog reader. You continue to stay on my heart and in my prayers. <3

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