Showing posts with label support. Show all posts
Showing posts with label support. Show all posts

Friday, December 27, 2013

Packing up love


 Still packing up.
My house is looking bare, and I have to admit, I am kind of sad. 
 I am so excited to be moving into my dream home, but sad that 
I am going to be saying goodbye to this home.
She was so good to us.
Lottie will have SO much more room to play with "poky" 
her little doggy at the new home--which we call "Fox Hill".  
{Someday I will tell you why}
 
While packing, I found a box of cards and well wishes from
 hundreds of friends and strangers in Arizona.
They got together a few weeks after the accident and wrote me 
letters of support, love, and encouragement, even though I was still in a 
coma and teetering on life and death.
As you may or may not remember, family moved us into this home five years ago, 
so this stack of cards were put away in storage and I am just now reading them.
They mean so much to me.  
While reading them, I felt incredibly emotional.
I was crying and praying in gratitude to the
 Lord for my life and for my friends.
I feel so lucky.

 {Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much!}
Now, back to work....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Snoozing on a stool


 
My friends Spencer and Lindsay were a huge support
when Mr. Nielson and I had our accident.
They helped assist with children, meals, and they even let family
 members borrow their car when they came into town to visit- 
and so much more that I would take up all day to type.
Last week, Spencer sent me a few photos of Nicholas 
(22 months) at their home in Arizona.
These photos were taken a few weeks after the accident.
First when I saw them my heart fluttered. I had lots of emotions.
I once knew that little boy- he used to be little like that, 
and I used to be his mother.
Then I felt sad for myself, and for Nicholas.

This photo of Nicholas asleep was taken when I was deep in a coma.  
I was still teetering on life and death.
I missed almost an entire year of his life.  
It took me that long to become a mother again after the accident 
with my injuries, surgeries, therapy and pain.
Those were really really hard days.

My dear friends took over and helped out at our time of need. 
They became parents to my children and loved them like they were their own.
Nicholas obviously felt comfortable at their house because he
 fell asleep on Lindsay's kitchen stool.

You know, I still have a tinge of guilt for missing so much.
I have so much love in my heart for the family, friends, and neighbors,
 and even strangers who picked up the pieces of my life that shattered around me five years ago.
* * * *
FYI:
I will be speaking at Utah's First Lady Jeanette Herbert's
Uplift Utah Families conference this
Saturday, October 26th
Information HERE/TICKETS
Anyone is welcome.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Supporting

My weekend in Connecticut was wonderful.
Beautiful area and amazing people.
Thank you to all who hosted us (Checketts and Kinney family.)
Mr. Nielson and I had the opportunity to speak to a group of about 150 youth between ages 13-18.  
We shared our feelings of hope and finding peace and happiness among trials and tribulation.
I am honored to share my story with others.  
I really experienced a miracle that goes beyond 
what I understand fully and completely, so I feel so humbled to try and share 
some my story with others-especially the youth.
This evening, President Obama will be sworn in for his 2nd term as 
President of the United States.
As most of you know, I was a big Romney supporter.
I helped with his campaign and have about 45 Romney for President shirts.
I am still for Mitt all the way, and always will be-
but, I will support President Obama. 
 I will earnestly pray for him as he leads our great country.
And I will continue to pray for him and the other leaders that
serve with him for the next four years.
 Each evening when my little family kneels down for prayer, we will 
pray for those who are selected to serve and lead our country.
We expect a moral leader, one who will choose the right and see the potential
of the United States and its people- us- my children.
I don't agree with everything-lots of things- that he does but 
I need to focus in doing what I can in helping him achieve greatness in this amazing nation.

Good luck President and Michelle Obama, 
I hope these next four years will be successful for you and all Americans.
Honestly I do.
{Even though I have always had a crush on Mitt Romney}
Mitt 2016!?

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