Saturday, September 19, 2009

nie nie

Amidst all my Saturday cleaning I opened my laptop to turn on some music and quickly skimmed through my google reader. When I saw my friend nie nie had posted I clicked on her link to see a picture and a link to a video she posted yesterday... Hope.

It's hard for me to find the perfect words to describe Stephanie. She has such strength and is truly one of the most wonderful woman I've ever known.
A little over a year ago her and her husband were in a plane accident and were severely burned. Not only has she survived but thrives and inspires. To think about everything she's gone through and continues to each day... astonishes me.
She's a light.
I am so humbled to call her my friend. Every time we get together I bask in her light & love... sometimes I don't want to leave. How she lives inspires me to be a better mother, wife, friend, sister, woman.
Some of the polaroids I captured when she hiked to the "Y" on her one year anniversary since the accident & invited everyone to join her.

Me on the left, Stephanie on the right with Leah & Katie

Here's the video with a beautiful message that Stephanie posted on her blog. Her and her daughters are in the second photo shown. turn off music in the sidebar =>


26 comments:

Amy said...

i posted this on my blog today too... i love that video! And Stephanie is one of the most amazing people I've heard of, wish I knew her in real life!

Ashleigh said...

Amazing message. I am so inspired and full of hope. Thank-you for passing it along.

Mindy said...

I know.. isn't she great?!
You are so blessed to be so close to her..

Alison said...

I found Stephanies blog through another blog that I look at and she is such an amazing woman from what i have read.....love the video too

Gloria said...

I am really inspired..thank you

letter {A} studio said...

Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm always so touched by the Spirit after hearing those messages - LUV them!

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

I LOVE YOU!

mrs.adrienneK said...
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mrs.adrienneK said...

i think i've seen her blog before,such great strength! such a beautiful soul! i didnt know you guys were friends?! isn't the blog world great its such a small world!

Carla said...

I heard about her story but the link isn't working. I'd love to see her blog.

Jen said...

You will never know how much I needed to watch that video today. Thank you.

Cami said...

I can't begin to explain to you how much I needed to hear this, right now, right this minute. Thank you for posting this.

iamahoneybee said...

Your friend sounds amazing!

Emilie Ahern said...

Crying my eyes out after that video.

At the hope and faithfulness of NieNie, of the Savior's sacrifice and from the Holy Ghost which spoke to me today through that message.

Thank you, my friend.

JannyBee said...

Thankyou for sharing...simply beautiful.

Sara Ancich said...

I have been inspired by Nienie's story ever since i heard about it on the news, just after the accident. i am an avid follower of her blog as well. She has inspired me in so many ways...but mostly as a mother. You have posted a lovely tribute to her. You are a good friend.

Cherie said...

Thank you for posting that video. I really needed to hear that today!

Jodi said...

I began reading Stephanie's Blog a year ago when you posted someting about her accident on your Blog. I became infatated with her and her amazing story of survival. I went back through her archives and laughed and cried. She is the most inspiring, wonderful person. I wish I knew her and she was my friend! Thank you for posting about her and this beautiful video about Hope!

Carol said...

I had been thinking about Nie Nie right before school started so I looked up her blog and was delighted to see and hear how far she has come since the accident. What a blessing and really a miracle for her, her husband and her family. Thanks for sharing.

margie said...

love you love you...
such sweet and true words...
miss you...
kiss kiss
m

cassie said...

I stumbled upon her sister's blog last year and read everyday to see how NieNie was doing. She is a beautiful, amazing and strong woman.

JoeyGirl said...

It's so nice to see progress and healing taking place. It is all about HOPE! I have a friend at U of U hospital right now that was in a terrible horse accident (life-flight). His beautiful Angie is an amazing photographer in Heber and they have 5 beautiful children. Sending prayers that her husband and their daddy makes it. I sent this to her on her phone. Hoping it brings some comfort. Thanks Liz!

JoeyGirl said...

OK LiZ...I still can't believe that is a picture of you on the left in the April Fool's shot! Don't you love the old B&W photo booths! wish I could find one around me somewhere! TTFN!

Trudy said...

How cute to see little Lizzy and little Nie. How did you both get so creative? Stephanie is beautiful in every way.

Nick and Rachel T. said...

Nie Nie's story is so inspiring and reading it brought tears to my eyes. She makes me want to be a better, more gracious woman. Thanks for posting this!

Debra said...

Beautiful... the power of hope and faith.