The last few days I have been learning all about Christian and Stephanie Nielson and the horrific plane crash that left both of them badly burned and their pilot friend dead. I actually learned about them a day or two before my sister clued me in to the connection: My cousin Darin is married to Peter Nielson, Christian's brother. Their kids make me think of my own--brunette and redhead oldest girls, mid-brown and blond kids following. Cute, slobbery, mess-making urchins full of creativity and love.
It's been a wake up call to me to read through some of her old blogs on nieniedialogues.blogspot.com. She's one of those people who seem to have an infectious joy in living. She reminds me how good I have it, how grateful I should be. And especially how I should be enjoying my life right now. You never know how things will change.
So, like so many others, I am posting some links on my page for anyone who would like to know more or do more for the Nielson family. Click here for the story:
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