Finding Wonderland

Six months, two surgeries and four hospital stays later, I return.  On November 3, 2018 I dropped a post titled Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland.  It talked about finding wonder wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances.

I lean on you

Maybe it was destiny that this post would challenge me through my own difficult time.  Unable to do things I was accustomed to doing, I sometimes found myself in a bit of despair.   I thought about a post I had previously written, and I asked myself if I still believed it. My answer varied from day to day.

Summer Friends

The lines I had written read, “Life is full of hardships, frustration and disappointments, but it is also full of adventure, surprise, and gifts of God and nature.”  I found myself searching for Wonderland within my new circumstances.

You Lift Me Up

I found Wonderland in the faces of friends who lifted me up with words of encouragement, bits and pieces of advice and shared humor.

My Rock

I found Wonderland in my partner who seemed tireless, helping me with simple chores that I could not complete on my own.

I found Wonderland in the medical staff that guided me back to health, in the effort to complete my physical therapy, and in the small successes.

Mercy Not Sacrifice

I found gratitude for things previously taken for granted, in the daily scriptures I read, in music, and in my art.

The Music Man

I even found Wonderland in the tiny hummingbirds that frequented our feeders.


I am back again, able to write, hold my camera, and share the wonder of the world around us.  I hope you will welcome us back, and perhaps share with us how you find your Wonderland.

JAM and Tip

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  1. I love this post! Jerry, I am so happy to get these links in my email. I am continually inspired by then and I love getting a chance to look through your awesome photos again. I am so glad that you are on the mend!
    Lots of love,

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  2. We’re so glad you’re feeling better, and we’re so happy to see you back! The concept of Wonderland has always been a bond I felt we shared, and I’m so glad it wasn’t just a source of inspiration, but also a source of strength.

    We can’t wait to see what you get up to next! 🙂

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