Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Back after a long break....

It has been so long since I've blogged, I almost forgot how to log into my account. I don't have anything earth shattering to share for my first blog back after awhile. But I am reading a book right now that has touched me immensely. It is called Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heaven-is-here-stephanie-nielson/1104239810 It is a detailed true account of a loving wife and mother and her adventures in raising her family as well as how she copes with the aftermath of being in a horrific plane crash with her husband that almost took their lives and burned over 80% of her body. I can't relate very well to her tales of motherhood, since I don't have little ones of my own and haven't gotten to go down that path yet, however I have suffered some devasting disappointments in my life (althought not as severe as a plane crash) that have impacted my heart deeply and caused me to search for hope and joy in simple everyday things. Reading of her account of how she had something so unexpected happen to her and having her whole life ideals changed in the blink of an eye, and even more importantly how she regained her hope after the accident has inspired me. She has a blog called http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/
which she started before her accident and continues after. It has caused me to appreciate so much the life I have been given--hardships and all.  I am so lucky to have the life I do. My life is different than I planned it to be at 34 years old, but it is wonderful. I want to try to be more aware of this fact and when hard days come I want to remind myself of all the good I do have. Just wanted to share the thoughts I've had running through my head today as I've been engrossed in her book.


1 comment:

Andrea said...

Yeah! I'm glad to read a new post from you. I've been wondering how you and Steve are doing. Brad's mom's cousin's daughter is Stephanie that writes the Nie Nie blog. We didn't know that she wrote a memoir. I'm glad that it has inspired you. I might have to check it out too. Love you!