Kevin and I decided shortly after being together again that we wanted another child and began to try. It was met with disappointment after disappointment. Going through miscarriages was a very rough time for us. We had resolved that we were going to be happy with the two beautiful boys the Lord had blessed us with when we found out we were expecting Daniel. What followed was a cycle of fear. We were afraid to hope that this child would go to full term and join our family. It caused a lot of pain and stress in our little family.
We did manage to work through that time and we are stronger for it but it has left not so fond feelings for Fort Riley.
This past week I had some training to do for Boy Scouts just outside Kansas City and I decided a follow-on visit to my friend Sandy afterwards was in order. I miss her and she was only 2 hours away at Fort Riley. I have been through the post on a couple of occasions since moving from there over 10 years ago, so I was not prepared for the mix of emotions I felt while there. On my previous visits, they were very short, literally a drive thru and on our way we went. This time I was going to be there for a few days. It was nice to see the changes that have been made and to see our old houses. To this day our second home we lived in at Fort Riley is still my favorite house we have ever lived in.
I didn't always enjoy the flashbacks to the painful times in our lives but I was grateful I could look back and see how far we have come.
Aside from memory lane, it was nice to hang out with my friend Sandy and be spoiled by tours of all the awesome, historical houses which she happens to live in and near. I took a few pictures but wanted to respect the lovely ladies who were gracious enough to let me come snoop at their house. If you want to see some really awesome pictures of Quarters One (the Commanding General's house), you can always check out the CG's wife's blog, she is an amazing decorator and posts pictures of her beautiful home. I really did have a wonderful time at Riley and am grateful for good friends who share their friends with me. I even got to chat with the current Deputy Commanding General for 1st Infantry Division (the Division Kevin's unit falls under). I had a great time talking to him and hearing him read at an event for Families of Fort Riley.
Overall I had a great time, but as always time goes too fast and soon enough it was time to come back home. Here is a video with pictures of my time at Fort Riley.
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