I just read this story at 5 Minutes for Mom about Stephanie Nielson, an incredible woman, mother & blogger who was recently in a devastating airplane crash, which killed the pilot and left Nielson and her husband in critical condition, still now fighting for their lives – trying to overcome this tragedy so they can get back to loving their lives with their four adorable children.
I kept seeing this NieNie button (like the one at the top of this post) all over the place, as well as information about the silent auction being held in their honor, but until today I never actually stopped to read WHAT NieNie was, what the auction was for, and why I should care. I’m very glad I finally did that today. You know stories like this move me beyond words, and Stephanie’s family seems like an amazing one, more than worthy of our support. I know many of you can only do so much – your own lives may be just as complicated and strugglesome as the people 5 Minutes for Mom and other bloggers are reaching out to. Some of us can barely afford getting by ourselves, without trying to reach out to others. I know.
But the way that these bloggers are reaching out to Nielson and her family is just amazing – even just to READ about, so at the very least, if you have time today, or tomorrow, go and read the post at 5 Minutes for Mom and maybe reach out to the Nielson family if you can. It’s knowing there are kind people out there who WANT to help, that makes knowing about these tragedies a little easier on the heart – knowing that life is precious, but humanity can be remarkable in their kindness and willingness to reach out. That’s what it’s all about, you know?