• 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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February 16, 2011



Terrific News on most counts....except BONNIE....if you knew you were using your arm to much.... WHY WERE YOU USING IT TO MUCH....I Thought you had agreed to a new plan of doing what you knew you needed to do! What if it had required more surgery????
Enough already!

I especially love the hotel as it relates to self care.

I hope to hear you did not drive too many hours each day on route home---no matter how "eager" you both are to get there. The idea is to INSURE you get there SAFELY!!!!!!! PLEASE GO SLOW love, betsy

Margaret Irwin

All I can do is ditto Betsy's comments and send love. Margaret


....a new week. You guys home safe? What were results of Daniel and his doctors visits. Didn't he have them too? B


...Going on a month since last comment. Somehow I am reluctant to write as it cuts into you writing/exercise/self care time. But let us know how healing goes. You are probably almost preparing for another trip. How is weight loss coming for you both. Mainanence is a joy I am finding. It really challenges "have their been lifestyle changes" or did you really treat it like a diet. Diets fail! I'm on day 6 in VA. love, Betsy


One Month since your trip. I know you're O.K. as we have talked. Soon you will travel again. I just booked all my travel for 4/14-4/29. You and me back and forth.
It's a sign we are "alive and kickin" I've been re-reading a book I very much think you'd like---"Healing Words", suspect I gave it to you. It's essentially on the notion of prayer and remote healing. It is well alligned with my thoughts and experience. Did I tell you I am in a writing group of 4 women. Topic: Our mothers!
Love you Bonnie. Pray that you and Daniel THRIVE...... Betsy


Prayers sent on a day that I know is a huge one for you both, and then your travel tomorrow. My prayers flow out to each of you---and my breath. Each of us breathing in and out, breath in what nourishes, breath out what doesn't. Mind, body, spirit, over and over---breath as continuous motion. Namaste, B

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

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