A Week of Ours

September 14, 2014

Sam is gone for the day, a shift at work. The Sunday’s he has these are hard because there simply isn’t much to do here. Bella and I are thinking of going to the zoo this afternoon to break up part of the day.

These past two weeks have been busy. Soccer started, Bella’s first game was Thursday. I seriously could not handle how cute that was – tiny ones running and sobbing about having the ball taken away from them.


This past week, we went to her first Girl Scout meeting. Even though Bella’s not quite 5, she was able to start as a Daisy since this year is kindergarten for her. It was the weirdest feeling sitting with those other parents, being told information and filling out registration forms. I remembered all the times I was in the circle on my homemade sit-upon, reciting the pledge, singing the Day is Done song. Now I’m the mom.

Do we ever feel grown up? I’m still waiting for that to sink in.

Girl Scouts

Bella really loved that time there. They’ve planned for us to camp, visit a farm, pick apples at an orchard, go caroling – all kinds of things this year. And of course – cookies in the winter. Get ready.

And by that I mean get ready to remind me to clear out my freezer for room.

I enjoyed it too. There weren’t any triggers for me – and in a group of moms with younger kids, that’s surprising. Usually most women my age are hauling in a baby or have one on the way, but at least for this meeting I had a break from the ping pong emotions that brings me.

I wanted to say thank you all for donating to and sharing about the HHV-6 Foundation – the director was blown away by the amount of sudden donations. 🙂 It was a really great feeling to get that email – and she let me know the donations made will go towards research in pregnancy loss related to HHV-6 (she believes a significant number of miscarriages and fertility issues are being caused by undetected CIHHV-6). I have several of you to email back, but really – thank you. It meant so much to know Kaden was remembered and loved that day.



  • Jenn Zuniga

    September 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    <3 Diana, sorry sp.. <3

  • Jenn Zuniga

    September 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    hi Diane, 🙂 Great photo energy with that hot pink soccer photo, and from a child’s perspective that must be hard too. I never would have thought of it like that. Hugs!:) Girl Scouts looks like fun! So homey there.. what a great experience for her and I’m glad it went well for you also! I can’t say I’ve ever experienced the Girl Scouts opportunity path.. but I’m sure it is wonderful! I’m a born adventurer, just starting later in life, apart from the imagination that reigns. Sigh. Trying to sit on these passions that keep growing to get out there and do all of these things I dream of like event planning, travel, and community, and seeking God’s heart first over my temporary Right Now desires is kinda rough. I guess the longer path may prove me otherwise.. I am not sure how or when but I keep pressing in, and on too. XX Jenn

  • Kellan

    September 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I just stumbled across this, and I wanted to say hello. I’m also a military spouse, and my first daughter was stillborn; I totally understand what you mean about triggers. My husband’s commander introduced me at an FRG meeting immediately after he’d made a fuss about another soldier’s brand new, living baby daughter. I gave a little wave through my sobs and excused myself as soon as possible. Hope you don’t mind if I follow along a bit.

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