Friday, August 29, 2008

A sad, but inspirational story and a chance to help

One of the amazing things about blogging and reading blogs is how you get to know people, or feel like you know people, that you've never met. News of their lives, their families, their work, their problems and their successes leak into the blog posts.

I find myself thinking about people that I've never met, sometimes worrying about them.

Lately my thoughts have been with Stephanie Nielson, of Nie Nie Dialogues. She and her husband were critically injured in crash of a private plane earlier this month in Arizona. The flight instructor died in the crash and Stephanie and Christian were badly burned.

They have four young children and the extent that family and friends have rallied around them has been inspirational, as you can read through Stephanie's sister's blog.

I have to say, I had never run across Stephanie's blog before this happened. But I do read Design Mom, and learned about the family through her blog. And now they are on my mind... that's just how this works.

I wanted to pass this family's story along to you in case you haven't already heard it both because the faith and strength that the couple's relatives and friends are exhibiting is amazing, and because there are many efforts underway to raise money for Stephanie and Christian, whose recovery will be extensive.

Design Mom has organized Nie Nie Day, with more than 300 bloggers auctioning off items to raise money. While they started yesterday, many of the auctions continue through Sunday. If you'd like to participate by buying something, Design Mom has a list of the auctions here.

I'm off to shop. See you on Sunday.

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19 comments:

Monday through Sunday said...

Thank you for posting this. They are in my prayers.

MaryBeth said...

Isn't it crazy the way the blog world works? I heard about this family last week and have since read every blog about them that I can find. I feel like they are my close friends. The most amazing 2 things about blogging is: the children have an almost day by day journal of how much they are loved by their parents and we get to know how lovely these people are by reading Nienie's blog. Just amazing. MB

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this. It is amazing how we can connect with people through their blogs. I have prayed for someone dealing with infertility, breast cancer, death of spouse or even death of child. God has certainly allowed this internet that really has so much evil, to be used for his glory.
I will pray for this family.
Blessings,
Linda

Kimba said...

I hadn't run across Stephanie's blog before the accident either. I read about the situation when I saw another blogger participating in Nie Nie Day. I've been so touched by the way the family is rallying and relying on their faith to pull them through.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is wonderful how bloggers care about each other. To me, it shows their is good. Thanks for the auction link. You are welcome to use my pics/link. Thanks for your kind comments.

Candy said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment :)

This is a sad story about this couple. I hope and pray for speedy recovery for them.


candy

Layla said...

Thank you for blogging about this special family. I will definitely say a prayer for them tonight, and would love to learn more about how I can help them.

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

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