Thursday, October 8, 2009

My favorite blogger

I don't know if any of you watch Oprah (I usually don't, by the way) but my favorite blogger "nienie" was making an appearance on her show yesterday so I planned my day around finally seeing one of my heroes in action. First of all, if you don't know who nienie is, you have got to check her out here on blogspot. She is AMAZING! I was so impressed with her yesterday. Long story short, she began on here as a stay-at-home mom who cherished every day with her family and wrote touching, sometimes funny stories about her life as a wife and mom. But tragedy struck and she survived a plane crash with her husband that turned her life upside down and she sustained burns to 80% of her body. I came across nienie at a time that I needed to see something positive in the world because I felt that all around me was so much negativity and immorality. I felt like it was in my face at work, in every piece of media that I let in my life and I was being brought down by it all. Luckily, I always have a safe-haven at home with my husband and daughters but I needed some encouragement that there is some positive influence out there. My sweet friend Jamie, a God-send in so many ways, turned me on to stephanie nielsons blog and it changed the way I looked at so many things. She makes you want to cherish the small stuff, love with every ounce, forget the superficial, be less vain, keep trying harder and so much more that I have trouble verbalizing. She just makes me want to be more, try harder, be better. She will surely have a beautiful crown in heaven. Thank you nienie! You are beautiful!

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