Saturday, January 17, 2009

Questions and Answers Part Deux

So there were a few more questions and I LOVE to talk about myself and family, so here we go :)

My new friend (and FABULOUS blog designer) Christy asks:

How did you lose Emma? Was she sick? Before I answer this, you all should know that Christy emailed me and asked if it was ok to ask me this question, so here we go. Right after her death, I wrote it all out and had it on the internet, hoping to help other families. Well, one day at church a woman was telling me about this website where she read about the death of a baby. She went into how the baby died and was very judgemental and went on and on and on. That baby was Emma, I was the Mother that she was talking so terribly about.
So, I will say this -- she died while having a nap at my in-law's house. She was perfectly healthy and happy. It was very sudden, very tragic and very heart breaking.
I will not share her complete story on my blog, but if you email me personally, I may share it with you. Ok? Ok.

Do you plan to have more children? I sure hope so :) I know that there is at least one more baby for us, possibly two. We have always said we'd take it one pregnancy at a time. I think I'll know when I'm done. At least I hope I do :)

Who inspires you most? Oh man, so many people inspire me in so many different ways. My husband inspires me to live healthier, my children inspire me to be better and I am inspired by God to live more righteously. Really, my inspiration comes in many different forms throughout the day, so I can't pick just one. Every person that comes into my life is an inspiration to me in one way or another.

Will you hang out with me at Blogher? If I get to go I will DEFINITELY hang out with you!!!!!

Anymore questions? We could make this a regular Saturday occurance!!

Now I'm off to enjoy the day with my sweet hooligans, sew some slings and hang out with my Man.

Have a fabulous weekend and try to stay warm (especially you Midwesterners!)


Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm excited to get to know you more.

ps. I absolutely WISH that I could come to Blogher this year -- sometime I will!

Mommy Mo said...

Hi Prairie Mama. I saw that you are following me on Twitter, so I had to come check you out. And then I saw that Christy designed your blog AND asked you questions. Christy is my IRL BFF, although apparently I now have stiff competition from Beth, ha ha. I have read the last few posts and I like your style : ).

I almost want to ask you to email me Emma's story but I think I will wait for now. I have an almost 4 month old and that is my BIGGEST fear....OK, I can't even type it out and my eyes are tearing up at the thought of what you went through and are still going through.

Hugs to you and you family. Lots of love from Texas, Lisa

Lolli said...

I love that you are doing this! So interesting to find out about your life a little at a time. How horrible first that you lost baby Emma, and then that you had that experience with someone reading your story and bad-talking you! How sad.
I would love to hear about your experience with baby wearing (when you started and why). I was an avid baby wearer with my 5th, and I wish I could rewind time and discover wraps and meitais and slings in 1996 when my 1st was born.

Becky said...

I'm just in shock about what that woman said. Did you mention anything about that being your story she was passing judgment on? Wow. I think - I know - I would not have handled that situation well.

You are amazing.

P.S. I'll be answering your "returning to center" question on Monday!

Becky said...

Whoops! I lied. Tuesday's post features your question. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I think you are going to get to BlogHer. I just know it! And hope!

You have the sweetest spirit- thank you for sharing some tender things with us!


Christy M. said...

Your compliments are the best. I truly appreciate them!!!

Thank you so much for being open to answering my question. I am so very sorry that woman was so insensitive and judgemental. It's such a shame.

It breaks my heart to know that you lost your sweet Emma. Breaks my heart.

I really look forward to meeting up with you at Blogher. I just know you'll be able to make it.

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

Gorgeous blog design, Kim! Just wow.