• 11/22/2010 Transplant plus 4 yrs plus 77 days!
    We are home from what is Bonnie's third trip to Boston docz since Aug 31 (Transplant anniversary). This week we are celebrating our 22 anniversary. Both of us are busy on the book and with grandparenting. Bonnie's left eye continues to heal the "defects" that probably resulted in an attack of graft-vs-host disease this summer. Her Boston surgeon put a piece a placenta on the cornea and stitched it shut the first week of Sept and again in October. Most of the October stitches have come off, but Bonnie is keeping it well gooped and taped shut in an effort to give it a couple of other weeks of rest to secure the healing. Daniel is the sick one these days with terrible hip pain and now a very bad case of the crud. And still we are happy and doing well. We had a wonderful time with the kiddos at Halloween. Bonnie made Halloween coloring books from their own past Halloween pictures (at They all came to hear Bonnie preach on the 21st; they are getting more and more accustomed to being in church and liking it more. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Jen's house with them and the other four grandparents. We loved seeing grandson Jackson and his mom, Dr. Deb in Boston. Jackson is quite the kindergartener and athlete these days. He's quite into playing chess. The book writing is squeezed in between doc and kiddo visits and church activities. We enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean every night.

Christmas 2009

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    Welcome to Daniel and Bonnie's 2009 Christmas Album. Here are Bonnie's 140 photos. I'll be adding more from Ron and Jennifer sometime (soon I hope).

Jackson Visit

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    Jackson spent a few hours with us today (January 21st).

Travels 'n Stuff

  • 05-07 Fireworks Bellingham
    Here are pictures of our friends, places we've been, remodeling projects we have done or are engaged in.


  • Aunt Deb holds 10 week Lucas
    Some pictures from Zac and Luc's visit to Boston to see their cousin Jack

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January 18, 2011


Rosemary remacle

Daniel, thank you for your persistence on Bonnie's behalf. Bonnie we love you. Please take care of yourself! Much love, Rosemary


Birthday Greetings Bonnie. You are my teacher, my mentor in issues of "living and dying". You set my gold standard for facing things full on and playing full out. (sometimes I think you play too hard) But I learn from it all. Your life is more fragile than you play it. Play hard to stick around. As strong as you are I often feel you good disappear "poof" with one wrong more. Please live into moving slow. Please live a rich full year. Tell me, tell us what you need. I love you, betsy

Mary Lou Wertz

Bonnie, You are an AMAZING and determined person. I stressed the amazing part, because, as Daniel tries to tell you, you have to be careful that your determination doesn't 'come back to BITE you. Ha Ha, sort of funny, yet not. I'm sure that some of your decisions about your abilities come from the lengthy recovery processes you've been facing.
However, in hindsight, I'm also sure that you can see that you aren't always as strong as you'd like to be. You have to take 'tiny steps' forward with your 'tiny feet' so you don't take anymore tumbles.
Hope this gives you at least some smiles, but more thought about how much you rush into things.
We just got about 4" more of snow overnight. It's piled on top of the last 2 storm accumulations. Haven't been snowbound since Ed gets right out and plows out our driveway. He loves to play in the snow.
Have seen that OI has had some snow from time to time. Hard to imagine that.
I'll wait until sometime in February to send a deposit. Will check in to see if you're back at Beach Experience first.
Mary Lou
in Wellsboro, PA


Happy birthday Bonnie. As you know what means so much to me about you has been your persistence re your eyesight. Sooo glad it has paid off!

Margaret Irwin.

as we continue to celebrate the octave of your birthday, I send you more greetings and love. Bonnie, I read what Daniel wrote about your birthday 5 years ago and how you got it that you are passionately and unconditionally loved. OK, if you got it, then why do you refuse to accept love (in the form of help) from Daniel and others? Why do you persist in acting as if you are worthy of God's love only if you keep being self-sufficient and doing everything for yourself even when you end up putting your life at risk? You got this far by determination, no doubt about it. But the next part of your journey calls for the addition of grace. SHOW us that you accept God's love. SHOW us you understand that God loves your limitations! Take good care of your million-dollar-miracle-body in thanksgiving for that love. God surely didn't pull you through all those crises in order for you to kill yourself with a self-inflicted injury! Bonnie, I suffer from the same spiritual malady. I NEED YOU to help me learn how to accept God's love with grace. Please help me! Much love, Margaret


Praying you are practicing good self care and surrendering to allowing others to care for you. But I can't say I exactly know what that means. I know you must be all the Bonnie you know how to be. I love you B. from one B to another B

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Contact Bonnie and Daniel

  • Bonnie Contacts
    johnsonbca same cell as always: 650-324-3816
  • Daniel Contacts
    NOTE NEW EMAIL: daniel.shurman same phone: 650-248-9299
  • NC mailing address
    Address until mid-June 2011: 4923 E Beach Dr. Oak Island, NC 28465

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