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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'd like you to meet my newest blog friend

Her name is Stephanie. Just today, during lunch, my sister introduced me to her....I've been sitting on my butt for 2 hours now getting to "know" her. I think that's okay though because this morning my friend MaryJo and I did 260 ears of corn at my cousin Esther's house.

I hear my children waking up from their long naps, (thank you children). Anyway, I wanted you to meet her too. She is a young mother to four lovely children....she and her husband were in a horrible plane crash last August in which much of their bodies were burned. They lived and they tell the story of their beautiful lives here. And Von, did you know she had her babies at home?? I like her even more now! My friends, you will like her too:
this post will be a good place to start, she is full of courage.
Here is a quote I came across while reading her blog:
Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(from the book "Loud and Clear").


Anne said...

That quote from Loud and Clear is something that I've come to live by in a sense. I've quoted it many times to myself when I find myself frustrated by the daily, mundane tasks of being a stay at home mom.

I love reading the Nie Nie Dialogues. She. Is. Amazing. Both she and her husband are such a testament of joy in the midst of sorrow.

Happy Anniversary by the way! Our 5th is tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

LOVE Nie-Nie...she's been one of my fave's!!!!!


Anonymous said...

This is an amazing blog. Thank you for sharing it. I will continue to follow it.


Anonymous said...

I have been reading her blog and her sisters cjane for over a year now. Beautiful family and so thankful she and her husband are here for the little ones God is Good

Consume me... said...

thanks for posting this, Janelle...she'll be one of my new favorites, too, i think. Such courage and strength....if only to have half of that!

The Trendy Couple said...

I have read her blog for a couple of years now! I also enjoys yours... very inspiring!