Today I checked a few blogs to find that Stephanie Nielsen from Nie Nie dialogues had her baby. Tears filled my eyes as I thought of the perseverance Stephanie went through to get her here.
I am sure you all know Stephanie and her journey since she was burned over 80% of her body. She longed for more children on this earth. She was given the opportunity to leave this life when she was in the plane crash but she chose to stay here to be a mother with tremendous pain and disfigurement. It would have been so easy to give up.
Carrying this baby was painful. Scars don't stretch very well. But, she wanted this little life no matter what the pain.
Oh how I love the strength of women.
I have a deep gratitude for the example of others to persevere no matter what the trial. I am so very thankful for those who inspire me daily. I am so thankful that Stephanie has such a miracle to hold and kiss and care for. The Lord is merciful and so ready to bless us if we endure with joy and gratitude the lot we are given. It sure isn't easy but I know today, Stephanie knows how very worth it it all was.
Today I am thankful for examples.
Congratulations , Stephanie! She is beautiful!