Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peyton's Story

First, I would like to say thank you for all of the amazing and supportive comments and messages that I received following Monday's post. That has been an area of great shame for me these past three years, and your kind words have really helped me through a rough few days of dealing with those memories and emotions.

The Fall is grief season for me - Peyton was due in August. Born in September. Died in October. Reader's Digest was asking people to submit their life story for possible publication in the magazine, and I decided to give it a go in honor of Peyton's birthday. In November, Reader's Digest will announce whose story is going to be published, and for me, it is something "good" to look forward to in a season that is otherwise extremely difficult.

That's where I need your help. If you have Facebook, I would really appreciate your going to this link and voting for my story. It will give you some funny message about allowing the app, and then you will have to "like" the RD page to vote, but for anyone familiar with FB it is pretty standard for these sort of things.

If you have trouble finding the story, it is "I Choose To Fly" by Kristin Binder.

The good news is that you can vote once per day. They are expecting some 50,000 entries, and will only consider the top 100 vote getters, so I need ALL THE HELP I CAN GET :)

When Peyton died, she left me with the gift of a renewed love for writing. As a writer, it would mean so much to me to pay tribute to her birthday in such a public way, with the words she has inspired in me.

Thanks in advance for your help in voting.

Love to you all.