Sunday, October 26, 2008

Completely Obsessed

As many in the blogging world/universe, I have become completely obsessed with the story of Stephanie and Christian Nielson.  Stephanie is the author of the famous blog, "The Nie Nie Dialogues."  She and her husband were in a plane crash in Arizona last August.  He was burnt about 35% of his body, and she was burnt about 83%.  Her sister, Courtney, is keeping up their story on her blog, cjanerun (see my sidebar for links).  I have been so touched by her story, and I have read her blog and her sister's religiously.  I feel a little silly being so caught up in the lives of people that I don't even know.  These people I've never met are changing my outlook on life.  If I never meet them in this life, I will line up in heaven to wrap my arms tightly around Page, Courtney, Lucy, Stephanie, Christian, and their entire family to thank them with all my heart for blessing my life via a strange little thing called the Internet.  

Jaimee Rose, a writer for The Arizona Republic, did a story on them and it is beautiful!  If you have a minute, I strongly encourage you to read this article.  Be ready to be edified, touched, uplifted, and I can almost guarantee you can't get through it without shedding a few tears (I shed more than just a few).  Afterward, please send a prayer, or two, their way.  

A Sister Is Held Even Closer


Allyson said...

Hi Emily! You are too kind for words! Thanks for the compliments! I'm so excited to have a blog and feel a little caught up with the times! Christian isn't dressing up this year...which is fine with me (less costume stress).
Oh! Wednesday is Thomas' birthday and party from 4pm. If you give me some possibilities of people I could switch with, I'll call them.
Thanks! Also, if you need practice photographing kids in the 7-13 age range, I bet I could find 4 who could help you out! :)

Marianne said...

I have become a little obsessed with them too. I do know Stephanie's brother Chris and her brother in law Chris who is married to Courtney (cjane) so I feel a little connection albeit distant. It does change your outlook to read about them.