Sunday, April 01, 2012

Nie asks on BlogHer *Special Edition*

Today on "Nie asks on BlogHer"

I share a little about the process of writing my memoir

"Heaven is Here".

{Check out his nice article and video by local KSL news and the lovely Nadine Wimmer}

I am so thrilled for my book to be out. I am so overwhelmed at the excitement and buzz around it. People have been so generous and kind wonderful reviews and kind words shared. I am such a blessed lady-truly I am.

This book was tricky to write. It was emotionally and physically hard to remember the hard times and dramatic memories that came with the accident.

But, It was so rewarding and working with Amy F. Hackworth was a joy and we worked really well together.

When I considered writing a book, I wondered why I would want to share my story in a book form. For me, it all just keeps coming back to the fact that I want my children to know about this experience in our lives, I want them to understand miracles which took place, and that family relationships are beautiful and so important in life.

This book is split up in three parts. My life before my accident in 2008, meeting my husband Christian, starting a family, moving, and getting into aviation.

Part 2 is about the accident, waking up in the hospital after a 3 1/2 month coma, learning I was severely burned, learning to do hard things, and moving back to Utah from AZ.

Part three is about my recovery, trying to reconnect with my husband, my children and myself, moving home, being a mother and wife again, and loving myself with my new appearance and life.

The epilogue was my favorite piece to write. It was happy, hopeful, and I introduce a special surprise to the reader-(a new baby due any day now!) It is my happy ending, but not really. This is just a part of my life, my happy life and challenges will continue on, but I know now I can face them- because I always say, I have had it a lot worse, and someone somewhere has is harder than me.

We all have pain and trials, but we all can overcome them and prevail, we are amazing human beings. I hope people feel hopeful and recharged after reading this book.

What book has meant the most to you?

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