Despite the major event of this last week (having a baby), I have not been able to get Stephanie off my mind. I check her update every day, I've been reading the back logs of her blog (which are truly inspirational--there's a woman who is madly in love with her husband and who adores her 4 kids and her role as their mother). It's caused me to reevaluate my own life--how can I be a better mom and a better wife?
The amazing thing about this has been the community and the blogger response. This last Saturday (3 days after delivering Oliver), I attended a balloon send-off in honor of Stephanie and Christian where people put wishes in balloons and sent them off (a Nielson birthday tradition).
Tomorrow (which officially starts in less than an hour) has been declared by Designmom (and hence the blogging world) as Nie Nie Day where numerous bloggers are holding silent auctions with the proceeds going to the Nie recovery fund. I've posted a button on my side bar where you can link to a donation site. You can also visit Nie Recovery to find out other ways of helping or to find out about the silent auctions. The family is asking for prayers and fasting, but as the medical bills will be well into the millions, all donations are welcome.
If you're feeling the need to do some good, here's one great opportunity!