Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Finally, A Reason To Learn How To Use My DVR



I kid, of course. Blake scheduled it for me.

While I'm shuffling Carter from school to church to soccer, Nie Nie will be on Oprah today. An article from Oprah.com can be found here. I found it fascinating to learn about her "choice" as she describes it.

And, if you live under a rock or are new to the blogging world, Stepha"nie" started writing online in 2005 about her life as a young mother of 4 children. Her blog can be found here.

In August of 2008, she and her darling husband, Christian, were in a horrible plane crash. The pilot died. Christian broke his back and ankle and suffered burns on his face and neck. Stephanie's body was 83% burned. My heart breaks thinking of that reality alone.

Now, factor in their 4 children not wanting to look at her or touch her. Poor babies must have been so confused.

The Today Show did a segment on her a while back that summarizes the events, including the care of her children while she and Christian recovered initially. That can be found here. The outreach of help and support make me proud to be part of this weird little blogging world we live in. Which isn't so "little" anymore, is it?

She's back to writing and cooking again and recently posted a photo of herself after the crash - a very brave act. Such an amazing story....tune in if you have the time. If you don't, take a moment to pray for them.

11 comments:

Coco said...

already have it dvrd.

Angry Julie Monday said...

I think we all have our DVR set. It just reminds you how life is so precious.

Sassafrass Jane said...

After Britney posted yesterday, I've been going through each of Nienie's beautiful posts in tears. Puts life in perspective, doesn't it?

Jodee Leader said...

I am racing home after work to DVR it too! They are an amazing family!

Shannon said...

CJane is awkward on camera. Like, Dooce-awkward.

Deelsu said...

I don't have a DVR but the rerun Oprah at 9pm here in CLT. Never even heard of Nie Nie until the blog world.
Have you heard Sara Sullivan's story? that's just as heartbreaking..

FROGGITY! said...

thanks for pointing this out! will have to check out oprah for a change...

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

I will have to catch that later today! thanks!

Monica said...

I saw Brit's post and tuned in. Such an amazing story and such an amazing love between Stephanie & Christian. It really makes you appreciate everything you have.

Shannon said...

Nie is still beautiful. And Mr. Nielson as handsome as ever.

Sassafrass Jane said...

You need all the innocent you can get after all your comments, missy!