Friday, October 09, 2009

Friendships with strangers

Did you watch Nie Nie on Oprah this week?

Because I totally did.

I sat on the floor of my living room with my cute little doggie on my lap and cried my little eyes out. (he's not allowed on our couch). It was so awesome to get to see her actually moving and talking and breathing.

She was exactly what I'd imagined...someone who is so loving and warm that you just want to be around them all the time. Like a big steaming mug of hot chocolate in person form.


Reb said...

I did. I felt the same exact way you did. It was awesome. Thank you for introducing her to me, it changed my life.

Holly said...

I cried as well. I was also inspired to be a more "present" mother.

betty said...

I watched last night too, and tried my utmost not to cry in front of my fiance. No luck. What a beautiful story!

made sweet said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm excited to. She's amazing.

TRS said...

What a great description Katie!!

I'm stunned at how beautiful she is ... as a person, as a spirit, and of course as a wife and mother.

As a single girl - I was so encouraged, to see confirmed what she and her family have shared with us about the great love between her and Christian... So evident and tangible as they sat together, gazing at each other.

Those two can make love with their eyes!!! It's a beautiful thing!!!

girl from florida said...

I sat on my couch and cried my eyes out, too! What an amazing, inspiring woman. She really inspires me to be a better mother, be more present in my every day activities, and get pleasure out of serving my family- it truly is a gift from God!

{Erica} said...

Of course I watched her. I've known Steph since Kindergarten and she gave off that wonderful feeling even at the age of 5. Isn't she just so inspiring?