I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin

Archive for October 30, 2008


We’ve all had those days. Those days where you wake up and think, I love my life. I love the fact that it’s not perfect. I love that it’s a struggle sometimes. We learn more that way. It makes us appreciate. Speaking of appreciation…

I’ve been following along with a blog at the recommendation of Cam. This one blog turned into a few more blogs. The first blog was the Nie Recovery page. At first, I read because of the story of tragedy that happened to Nie Nie & her Mr. Neilson. Now I read because of who she is, what she does, and how she does it. I, like many, many others, don’t know Stephanie or Christian, but as a wife and mother… I feel connected in some cosmicly weird way. After moving from the recovery page to her actual blog, I will admit that she is the homemaker I strive to be. While I’m sure their life before the accident was far from perfect, it was happy and that’s what matters. They made it work. I guess everyone at some point or other would like to improve themselves and sees things in others they wish they had. I hope it’s not just me who feels that way.

I envy their sense of family. Stephanie’s sister, C Jane, continued on with her blog. In addition to writing posts in her own and taking care of the Neilson’s children. There is also her sister-in-law’s blog that I’ve also taken up reading. I am amazed with myself that everyday I think to myself, “I wonder how the Neilson’s are doing today?” It also amazes me that I know I’m not the only one.

I hope that you will visit their pages. I hope that their story will make you feel differently about your own story.

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