Friday, September 19, 2008

Blogging Community

This is an ongoing story I have been following for the past month about a beautiful family in Arizona. Stephanie and her husband Christian were involved in a plane crash on August 16th and sustained very serious injuries, leaving four young children who are being cared for by her sisters. Reading Stephanie's blog (she is called Nie Nie) is truly uplifting and so inspiring. I admire how easily she writes about her love of being a mother - even with all of its challenges. I love how tenderly she writes of her love for her husband. I admire how prepared their family was for the challenges that are ahead of them now. I love being inspired to do better, to love more and to pray for others. I don't know this family personally, but I think about them a lot.

Stephanie's sister has been updating her blog with news on Stephanie and Christian's slow recovery. I cannot tell you how many times I have cried while reading her blog - for instance today when she wrote about Christin seeing his wife for the first time since the accident. There are so many good people in the world and I am grateful to this family for sharing their story.


  1. I've been following this story too. So are many of my friends. That's amazing to me that you found it being far away in MN. How did you know about it? It's very touching.

  2. I saw it mentioned on another blog - maybe Design Mom. I have read through Nie Nie's entire blog archive and check her sister's site daily. Their story has just really touched me and I found myself crying again today when I read about the death of their cousin. Isn't Nie's sister an amazing writer? What a beautiful testimony.