Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Your Questions My Answers

A few months ago, I read a post where the blogger invited readers to ask questions in the comments section. She then answered them in her following post. As a reader of her blog, I got to know a little more about who it was that I was reading, and saw a sort of virtual conversation play out at she answered the questions.

Over the past 10 months I have really come to love this community. There are many bloggers who I have met here who I now consider friends, and others who I would like to get to know better. I think that is what I liked about the question and answer post, the way it created a sense of dialogue and allowed readers to get a little more insight into the bloggers whole self, not just what they had chosen to blog about on a given day.

The idea of doing this was filed away into the back of my mind that day, and sort of forgotten about, but with the sun shining, and Spring attempting to spring, I thought this might be a fun little change of pace.

So there you have it. If there is anything you would like to know, about me, Peyton, or something you have read here... just ask away! 


  1. Oooh good idea, I might have to copy this idea!

    I could be lazy and just point you to

    But instead I will think afresh:
    - in what ways are you proud of Peyton? What things are most precious to you about her?
    - other than the obvious (Peyton not being here) is there anything you regret doing/not doing? Is there anything you are especially pleased you did do?
    - if you had to chose one word to summarise grief what would it be?
    - if you could change one thing about how the world around you responds to your grief what would that be?


  2. I can never forget my son Gabe looking at the picture of Peyton on the right above the playlist and saying "Mommy, the baby is happy." Was Peyton a happy baby or did her illness overshadow that?

    And, a few easy questions for you...what is your favorite color? What kind of books do you like to read?

  3. When people ask you if you have any children how do you respond? I've always had trouble with this anwser. Some days I answer if differntly depending on the day. And how is your coping with grief differnt than your husbands?

  4. When did you get Peyton's cancer diagnosis, in utero or after birth?

    Do you think grief has effected your marriage?

    Do you feel like you really got to know Peyton well in the NICU, or do you wish you got to take her home?

    Where do you live? What do you do for a living?

    What do you think is the biggest lesson grief/Peyton has taught you?

  5. Ha, I did this once on my blog and not one person asked me a question. I think that no one really wanted to hear my answers. I was really looking forward to answering questions. :( My question is simply this: what piece of advice or wisdom you would share with someone who has just lost their baby? (I just got asked to talk to a person who just lost their child at 38 weeks too, so it got me thinking...)

  6. What is your most precious memory with Peyton?

  7. In your opinion, what has been the most helpful form of support for you following the loss of Peyton?

    When Peyton has a sibling, what things will you do to help them "know" her?

    Did Peyton ever get to go outside? I know that you probably had to be very cautious about exposing her to germs...just curious

    When you think of Peyton, do you think of her as an 18 month old toddler or as a 4 week old baby?

    Do you have names picked out for Peyton's siblings?

  8. This is fun, I might have to borrow your idea!

    Does your husband read your blog?
    How has all of this affect your marriage?
    What is something silly about you; weird habits?
    As a child, what were your dreams?

  9. This is always fun to do. Hope you get a good response! It's more fun that way?

    I haven't read the other questions so if I am a repeat just disregard me.

    What is your favorite memory of Peyton?
    If you could send her a message and know that she would receive it, what would you say to her?

  10. cool idea I think I might do something like this.

    It seems like everyone asked a question I would have asked. SO my question for you is an easy one.

    What is your all time favorite food? ONe you can;t live with out.