Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So This May Sound Like An Odd Request But...

For the last few months, I have been being interviewed as the subject for a story about this blog, and blogging through grief.

During my last phone conversation with Joel (the person writing the article) the topic of why people read my blog and what, if anything, they get out of coming here came up. I explained why I thought people come here, but got to thinking that maybe the question would be better served if I opened it up for people to answer themselves.

So here is my odd request...

If any of you would be interested in speaking with this person about why you read Once A Mother, and what, if anything, you get out of coming here, please send me an email at doinggoodinhername(at)gmail(dot)com with your email address, and I will put you in touch with the person writing the article.

No pressure of course. Just thought I would throw it out there. Whoever wants to participate is welcome, commenters and lurkers alike.


Still no word from the Doc, just a secretary returning my call to say they still had to look over the tests which sounds like a put off to me since they already told me the results of the test...  :( so frustrating... how can I heal, move on, move forward etc. if I don't know what my next step is?


  1. Do you know I think it was Peyton herself who drew me to your blog. I clicked over here from somewhere and your daughters beautiful, knowing, wise gaze at her Mama hooked me!


  2. I keep coming back because it comforts me to read thoughts written by other grieving moms. Also, you use writing to work through your grief, not including your blog, and I do that too, so it's cool that you're a writer, too, in addition to being a blogger.

  3. I emailed you.

    I would be getting seriously pissed off about the lack of communication from the doc.

  4. Honestly it was Peyton who also grabbed me, I felt an instant connection to her. There is something so beautiful about her eyes that I had to keep coming back and reading more about her and her wonderful mama. Feel free to give your guy my email Kristin, I'd be happy to talk to him.

  5. I too was drawn in by Peyton's gaze in the header photograph. I was so taken by how focused she was on you. It looked like a very magical moment. And I just feel like I need to be here... even if I'm silent most of the time... just so you know we're all here and you're not going through your grief alone. I don't know if it helps, but that's why I'm here.

  6. Your story drew me in and I didn't want to leave.

  7. I'm so sorry about the doc being slow getting back to you. How frustrating and unfair.

    And, like so many here, it was Peyton's beautiful photographs that drew me here. You can almost feel the connection between you and your daughter in the header of this blog.