6.01.2012

Heaven Is Here


Last week my mother sent me this wonderful gift in the mail. I had heard really good things about this book and was excited to read Stephanie's story. After I started it, I felt like I couldn't finish it fast enough. I couldn't put it down and I probably would have finished it in a day if I didn't have, you know, a life. I cried like crazy during certain parts and I gained a new appreciation for our incredible bodies. I am often very critical of this body of mine and reading this book helped me realize how much I take it for granted. I may not like the size of my thighs or the mole on my left arm, but my body is healthy and it works. It allows me to see and feel and hear. Our bodies are a tangible gift from God and I want to show my gratitude for it by taking care of it.

I recommend this book to everyone. It is such a beautiful story. If you aren't familiar with Stephanie Nielson, she runs NieNie Dialogues. You can watch a little synopsis of her story here.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds like a must read. It will be my next purchase on my Kindle for sure! I love your design work btw, and would love to know when your back open for business to recruit your services in a little bloggy makeover :)

    xo Shane

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  2. I bought {and read} the book the day it came out! I loved it ~ She is actually the inspiration behind me starting my own blog, way back in 2008. (:

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  3. This is next on my "to read" list! I'm so excited.

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  4. i absolutely, positively need to read this.

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  5. That sounds like an amazing book. I definitely am going to add it to my reading list. Thanks for sharing!

    - Katelyn

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  6. I just found your blog and I love it!! It's fun and interesting and you have such a great photos and content! Can't wait to read more posts!

    ~Sara

    Check out my blog: sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  7. It was such an amazing book and story. I'm soaking in a new appreciation for my body and it's gift too.

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  8. LOVE NIE!!!

    www.wewouldlovetoadopt.blogspot.com

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