Need a last minute gift for Mother’s Day? I can’t recommend Stephanie’s Nielson’s book, Heaven Is Here, highly enough. Her story is so compelling, you will devour it, I swear!
It’s hard for me to imagine that there’s anyone who hasn’t heard of Nie Nie Dialogues — Stephanie’s story or her wonderful blog — but in case it’s new to you, here’s a recap: Stephanie, a young mother of 4, kept a charming and beautiful blog celebrating the joys of being a mother. Then one day, she and her husband were in a devastating plane crash that left her with burns over 80% of her body. I’m sure you can imagine, it was heart-breaking for everyone who knew Stephanie — including her blog readers, and we all kept reading faithfully for any updates or news.
Since 2008, she has slowly and miraculously recovered — and even had baby number 5! She continues to keep up her blog and it is still charming, beautiful and a celebration of the joy of motherhood. It’s one of my daily reads. So inspiring!
Heaven Is Here, is Stephanie’s recently published memoir. And it is seriously gripping. It will make you laugh and cry and it will make you want to be better. I hope you get a chance to read it!
Side note: I met Stephanie for the first time when she was a teenager, because Ben Blair grew up around the corner from Steph’s family. Small world! Stephanie and her sister, Courtney, were even some of my first guest bloggers on Design Mom.
P.S. — Don’t you love giving books as last-minute gifts? What are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day?