There are times in your life when you are touched so deeply by someone else’s story that it consumes your thoughts. Such is the case with Stephanie Nielson, author of the blogs NieNie Dialogues and Cuisine Nie. Almost two years ago, Stephanie and her husband, Christian, were critically injured in a plane crash. Christian suffered burns on over 30 percent of his body while Stephanie, unfathomably, received burns on over 80 percent of her body. However, it is not just that part of their story that struck me the most. Rather, it is the tenacity and courage with which they face each day. Stephanie has undergone countless surgeries and, on her blog, has been very candid about the pain, both physical and emotional, that she, Christian, and their children have endured. And yet, each post shines with an abundance of hope and renewal as they devote themselves to living their new lives. We could all learn a lesson or two from this family.
I am honored to be guest posting on Stephanie’s cooking blog, Cuisine Nie, today and I hope you will pop over to view my Black Bean Burger Recipe with Lime-Cilantro Mayo. More importantly, I hope you will help me wish Stephanie well as she recovers from her latest round of surgeries.