Day: May 2, 2012

Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielsen

Today I was feeling a bit burned out from a few tough months (2012 has proven to be a toughee).  Sometimes I just feel exhausted from life, emotionally, physically drained.  Preparing for my race is awesome but also pretty tiring.  I know it will all be worth it when I cross that finish line but right now it feels like I’m never going to be ready.  Anyway, there has been a mix of things that have just left me tuckered out! (On the plus side my pain has reduced and my thyroid meds have definitely been helping, so that’s great. I have many blessings, too many to name but I still feel wrung out and tired. Do you understand?)

Anyway, I decided to post this review for this book that has inspired me.  On the plane I had a woman who refused to sit next to me because of my weight.  I couldn’t believe that someone wouldn’t want to sit next to me when I don’t even need an extender.  Combined with everything else I was dealing with it really made me feel down.

I was so glad I brought this book and I devoured it in 2 days.  As small as my challenges are I feel like if Stephanie can conquer hers with such an awesome attitude than I can figure out my little one’s.  She is my new hero. 🙂

And hurray they had a new baby!  Miracles happen.

Heaven Is Here: An incredible story of hope, triumph, and everyday joy by Stephanie Nielson

My rHeaven Is Here: An incredible story of hope, triumph, and everyday joyating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not even kidding may be my favorite book I’ve ever read. It was so moving. Stephanie and Christian are so amazing. Their love is inspiring. Stephanie’s story is amazing. To think of not wanting to look in a mirror for months and to have a child not recognize you as their mother. Ah, it was heart breaking but Stephanie’s faith is so profound. It is real and she has conflict and confusion.
I can’t imagine anyone, even an atheist not be inspired by the love of family and the courage of a human being with insane odds.
I think of my little wounds (and recently I have felt wounded) and it seems so small but knowing Stephanie could find strength to overcome such big things makes me feel like I can overcome the little wounds I have.
Also, never have I been more proud to be a Utahn, a Mormon and never has hiking the Y been more thrilling!
Read this book!

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Her story is just so amazing.  I’m blown away by her courage and beauty.