Monday, August 17, 2009

I cried for her.

This is a woman who I want to be like. I don't think I could be strong like her. I have been waiting to see a photo of Nie Nie since her crash, I don't know why. Maybe just out of curiosity, but I think it has more to do with trying to wrap my brain around the whole story, the whole trial. Knowing the before, and fully grasping the after.

When she wrote about her young son being frightened by her, my heart ached. When he started to recognize her again, I rejoiced, alone, in my computer chair.

The thing is, I am not alone in my rejoicing, or my aching. So many of you know exactly what I am talking about. I am sure your husbands have all had to peek in on you as you cried silently, and they didn't quite understand the way your heart felt knit to hers.

We are women. We mourn with those who mourn. We want so desperately to comfort those who need to be comforted. We are sisters.

This kind of love hurts sometimes. But then, it also helps us to feel inexplicable joys. I don't know her. But I wish and dream with her. I feel frustration and sadness with her. I love her.

And I bet those of you who read her words, you love her, too.

11 comments:

Lindsay Kay said...

I do love Nie Nie! Ditto. Ditto. And ditto.

leigh said...

Sweet Nie...my heart aches for her. She is beyond inspiring. Don't you just want to kiss he on her new scarred cheeks?

Yelena R. said...

I totally totally agree. She is amazing and so inspiring. I cried after reading many of her posts.

jen said...

well said.

emily said...

wow. i really wouldn't be able to handle that. she is now my new heroin

The Henderson Family said...

I have shed many tears and felt great joy for her!

Carrie said...

so so true. i don't know her but think of her all the time. she inspires me daily and reminds me to appreciate and be mindful of all of the blessings i DO have and of other people and the struggles they're going through. i can't even imagine how hard this has been for their family.

the mama monster said...

i actually didn't think stephanie would ever post a picture of herself. i wanted to read her post about climbing y mountain and i saw that she had. i really truly think that she is so amazing. her quote that she wrote had me crying and smiling at the same time. i think we all need to realize what stephanie realizes... that we are all divine children of God.

Heather said...

Very well said. Nie Nie is an inspiration with a strength I can't imagine. She's such a beautiful person.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Ditto.

x

Kat & Paul said...

Wow, I shed a few tears for her as well. So courageous and inspiring.