Thursday, June 4, 2009

What To Do

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I should do with this blog. As I've said before and as some of you know, I have a private family blog that I've had for many years. I started this blog mainly because I thought it would be too difficult to blog about Emma and about the fun times we were having with our boys right next to each other. However, as time went on, we found great joy in Emma and I didn't feel like it was a weird thing to blog those things together. But at that point, I had already started this blog. Not only that, but this blog had reached across the country and even to various parts of the world and I was very grateful that Emma's story was being shared and appreciated by so many.

Now it's been almost 5 months since Emma has left us. Wow. Sometimes I wish time would stop and the world would remember our sweet little girl. While we shall never forget Emma, the world moves on without her. We now face the awkward question of "how many children do you have?" While I don't like to make others uneasy, I do like to mention Emma because I don't want her to be left behind.

Having said all that, I'm not quite sure what to do with this blog now. I would love to continue to share Emma's story with the world, but Emma's story is the story of our family moving and continuing on in this world and I blog about that in my other blog. I can continue to blog about ups and downs and I can continue to blog about the scrapbooks (because I still need help!) but I'm not sure of what else to blog.

I think for sure I'm going to take some time to get Emma's blog more user friendly. I realized that I've never put the links to all of the other anen mom's blogs up here and I would like to do that. If you're reading this and you are a blogger of a baby with anencephaly, please leave a comment with your blog address. I have them all in my google reader, but it would be so much quicker if the comments were just left. And if not, then I will just go through my google reader and do it. I think I'm also going to put up links to specific posts on the sidebar so that people who come to this page for the first time can get a better idea of some of the thoughts along the way. I'm also going to be publishing this blog into a book (probably through blurb) so that we can have that as part of our memories of Emma.

8 comments:

Jake and Stephanie Perrin said...

I understand. if you do delete this blog, i wish you the best of luck with the Rest of your pregnancy!! I would love to be able to keep reading about your family! You have truley inspired me!! Take care

Leslie Anne said...

Tiffany, I think turning this blog into a book is a wonderful way to remember Emma.

Mae AJ and Conner said...

I came across your blog from a friends blog.. I too lost a little baby girl.. 3 years ago in December. You story has touched me in so many ways. thank you for sharing your story and I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy. and Congratulations. you seem like a really amazing person:)

Nickel Pickle said...

Logan's blog is
http://loganquinn.blogspot.com

Nicole Mommy to Logan Quinn

Jennifer Rose said...

That is tough to know what to do with Emma's blog. I would say, though, because you have already blessed and continue to bless so many others through this blog, it would be nice if you could leave it up even if you only occasionally update. Just let us know what you decide! You are a great example of faith to all of us. I can't believe Emma has been gone from us for so long!

Kricket said...

Thanks so much for letting me know a little bit more about you and your family. I am the MBASA president for this next year and I am amazed by you already.
Kricket

Camille said...

I fell blessed to have met you and it would have never happened without your blog. I think it is a great gift to Emma to have her story shared. I am sure many of us would love updates even if just every once in a while. I am sure many, like me, have come to love Emma and I would love to hear the rest of her story. As long as you are here I don't think that her story is over.

Brooke said...

I found your blog today by 'googling' anencephaly blogs....my sweet baby boy was diagnosed at 12 weeks, and I'm 19 weeks now. I am planning on carrying at least until my boy is old enough to survive and we can meet him :) I am sharing my journey on my life blog, so it's not all about anencephaly, but that definitely consumes a lot of my life these days! I'm glad to find you.

Brooke
www.polkadotsandricrac.blogspot.com