Several of my favorite blogs have been talking about Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian who were in a private plane crash on August 16, 2008 in Arizona. The two of them were accompanied by flight instructor Doug Kinneard who later died. They are still in critical condition. Christian suffered burns over 30% of his body and Nie over 80% of her body. They have not seen their children or each other as they are in the burn unit in an Arizona hospital. They are in for months of recovery.
Nienie (as she is called) is 27 year old mother of 4 (ranging from 6 yrs to 23 months), a yoga instructor, and wife who is my equivalent of the LDS modern day Martha Stewart. Her blog, http://www.nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/, highlighted motherhood as the highest of all callings and everything about her is beautiful. She has inspired me to look at the lovliness in my own life and appreciate everything and everyone. I can’t stop thinking about her. I wake up at night thinking about her and her children. Her sister’s blog is the place to get up to the date information about their family: http://www.blog.cjanerun.com/. I’ve heard a report that medical bills are expected to be in the millions. If you would like to donate please click on http://www.nierecovery.com/.