today is Nie Nie Day

While this isn't a wedding related post, I wanted to pass along some information to you. As you know, one blog connects you to another blog and in return, you meet new people. Well, today, Kathryn at Snippet and Ink did just that for me and it touched my heart, so I wanted to share.
Fellow blogger Stephanie Nielson of Nie Nie Dialogues, was in a private plane crash on August 16th with her husband and both are currently being treated for serious injuries and burns. Gabrielle at Design Mom has dedicated today (Thursday) to be Nie Nie Day and has organized over 200 bloggers to host silent auctions. The proceeds from the auctions will go directly to the Stephanie and Christian PayPal Fund to help cover the medical costs, the care of the 4 young children, and general household expenses as they recover. The list of items available at the auction can be seen here. Direct donations can be made here.

Here's a couple more links to keep fellow bloggers updated on the Nie's Recovery:
from Stepanie's sister c jane and from Stephanie's dear friends, Reachel and Lyndsay