Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stephanie's Story

How fragile we are. Highly recommended reading. [And some of you motherfuckers had better check this shit out. I'm not bothering to copy and post links for my damn health.]

Link to story: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/stephanie-nielson-intro-120609.html

11 comments:

Mel said...

Thanks for the link to Stephanie's story. It took me 7 snotty tissues to get through the first installment. Damn I feel like a mewling worthless whiner whenever I think about her. I don't know what hard is. But I haven't been able to get in a little airplane since her crash, and my hubby is a private pilot. I had trouble before. We watched a crash happen like that last year, where nobody got out alive, it was horrible. I'm not as brave or strong as Nie, I know that much. Thanks for spreading the word. And I sure hope you post the next one for our sorry asses too.
By the way, that writer can write. I thought Oprah did a lame interview with the Nielsons, but Stephanies spirit and their love still shone through that tv. I love them.

Mary said...

This does remind me how VERY lucky I am to have a whole body that has sustained really only surface injuries, and how blessed I am in health and love and friends!

Thank you, SB!
M

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Mel,
I feel the same damn way. If I think of Stephanie whenever I am feeling sorry for myself (which is often, of late), it makes me feel ashamed of myself.

Thanks for reading me. I really appreciate it. I also appreciate your not being a lazy motherfucker and clicking on the damn link.

Love, SB.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Mary,
Thank YOU for reading and commenting and for actually making the effort to click on the link and read the story.

You are a doll.

Love, SB.

Mel said...

Not only did I click the link, and read and cry and read some more, I emailed it to every person I could think of and told them to read it if they were feeling sorry for themselves. Thank YOU. You're right, I do feel ashamed. But I'm still pissed about the cat piss. I have anger management issues.
Thanks for the perspective. It's crucial some days.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Mel,
Don't misunderstand me, I'd be pissed about THE PISS, too. For me, it's more often cat vomit. I have one with sensitive digestion. She hurls nearly every damn day.

Mel said...

Ugh. Vomit in all its forms makes me gag, sometimes I puke too. My sister said my cat peed bed trumped her mastiff pile of barf, but barely. Sorry for the sensitive kitty tummy!

Petit fleur said...

She's incredible. I read her blog once in a while to check in on her.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

PF,
Yes, she is.

Love you!

michelle said...

She is amazing. I'm mesmerized by her posts. Even when she's writing about pain and fear and frustration, she still exudes serenity.

Amazing

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Michelle,
I am in awe of her, too. Whenever I complain about something (which is a lot), if I think of Stephanie, I feel really ashamed. Fortunately, it doesn't last long and I move on to complain again.

Love you lots,

SB