Thursday, August 28, 2008

nienie day

I didn't start reading blogs until I started writing a blog. I started with the blogs of people I knew. I then was introduced to a few blogs by people I didn't know. And that's when I started to realize what an incredible thing blogging can be. I began to be daily inspired by...well, by all of you. By your creativity, by your joys and sorrows, by your humor, by your unique perspectives. I find blogs amazing because they prove how amazing we can all be. I am a wife, a sister, and a daughter, a homemaker and an art historian, a quilter and a small (very small) business owner...and I would not be as good at these things without all of you and if I fall short of my aspirations (and, believe me, I do!) it's not because you have not already shown me what I could be and do!

I discovered the NieNie Dialogues some time ago and I didn't hesitate to add Stephanie's blog to my sidebar (maybe you've discovered it, too?). Stephanie has a beautiful family, a delightful home, and creative talents that I can only aspire to (and I do!). She's not only a beautiful woman she is an obviously amazing mother and homemaker and is completely in love with her husband! She takes incredible photographs of her life and I'm so grateful she shares her talents with us through her blog...I have been inspired by her more than once!

Recently, however, tragedy has struck the NieNie family. Stephanie and her husband were involved in a small airplane crash and they now need help in their recovery. And so, once again, the blogging community is putting me in awe! Another creative mom I aspire to someday be like, Design Mom, is declaring today NieNie Day! Head over to her blog for a silent auction to help raise funds for the family and for a super-huge list of blogs participating in today's festivities with special posts and more auctions. If you've been in the mood for some fresh blog reading...today's your day! You can also simply click on the button below to donate financially to the family (all funds will go directly to medical bills and household managment as they recover).




Now...can I share with you one of my favorite NieNie posts? Around the time I first discovered her blog she hosted a special Mother's Day week with giveaways and thoughts on motherhood from fellow mom bloggers. All the posts were amazing, but it was her own thoughts at the beginning of this post that particularly inspired me...click here ! Let NieNie inspire you, too!

6 comments:

Keys and Memories said...

What a lovely idea- I am off to read more.

Max Power said...

The world is such an incredibly small place. I read about this last week on Design Mom. Kaila is Design Mom's niece. Kaila has known NieNie most of her life and posted about NieNie Day last night. You and Kaila are my sisters-in-law. I've been following this whole saga closely without personally knowing anyone involved. It's so interesting to see how all these little bits of my life and my pokings at the internet come together.

Sidenote: We sure wish you were coming to the States with Karl next month. Max would love to see you, as would the rest of us! Hopefully it will all work out for Christmas. We've got our tickets to Houston!!

Sufoot said...

I had NO idea you read NieNie! Her brother Chris is an old theatre friend. In fact, he edited the version of Richard III I was in. And Christina dated one of NieNie's brother-in-laws. Wow...small world...

Thanks for posting - so many of my blogging friends are posting about NieNie and her husband. I'm sure Heavenly Father is listening to our prayers!

Valerie said...

Plane crashes are my weak point. I made a little little donation, in the measure of what I can give, but I hope this is going to help !

I will be praying that they recover well and that they're provided with the necessary ressources to pay the medical bills !

La Alicia said...

how nice -- I love it when creative bloggers come together to help each other -- off to read more ...

Kaila said...

I'm in absolute awe of what is taking place across the blogging world in response to Nie Nie. It's amazing how something so tragic has been able to pull so many together in one great effort to lighten their burden.

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