Maybe so… but there is a reason. (There usually is a rational reason to every act others find strange!) I wanted to be able to be open and honest in this blog and to be able to keep it open to the general public. I have a personal blog about my kids and family that I had to make private after my husband was applying for a job and they googled him. He thought it was strange in the interview that they knew such private details about his life. He was started to get a little freaked out when they admitted to him that they had found (and obviously read) my blog. He was pretty furious with me, and after that, it became a “by invitation only” blog! So, as I contemplated names and titles, etc, I decided the best option was to create a new email and blogger account under a fictional name, yet based on a very not fictional person.
The second reason is one I’m sure anyone who has lost a child (or anyone they love for that matter) can relate. I don’t want to lose her. I don’t want to forget or live my life without my Kat being a part of my every day life. True, she has an identical twin sister, so that would be nearly impossible, but it was the journey that I’ve gone through (and continue to go through) with Kat that has inspired me to start writing and to start doing the things I’ve always wanted to do.
So, it may be weird that I blog under my dead daughter’s name, but until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes, who are you to judge?