Eight years ago I started Pondering Things and Taking Pictures here on WP. The start of this chapter of my journey was the death of my career in the Recreational Vehicle business. Looking back I realize that from the ashes of death comes a rebirth, though it is not easy and is in no way predicable. Some do not ever realize the truth in this but others do in spite of the odds. My Bride is one of those. After losing my “career” and seeking a new path to supporting us she decided to heed the call within her to serve others as a Nurse. From the beginning of this journey till now we have lost much: The death of her cousin at 32 years of age (Jessie and I had a bond most do not experience: He puked on my when we were babysitting him and his sister when they were wee little ones), the deaths of my Mom and my Pops and the responsible but hard decision to euthanize Our Boy Ficus, and two of our Pride, Teddy Bear and Momma cat. Not to mention My Bride losing her job and the our loss of financial stability with it.
Within the this framework I started this site to promote a view of what people think is ordinary at best and indifferent at the least. And in the process I have learned a lot about us, me and thee. I hope to articulate this in future posts but right now I am glad we are back online after being off for three days due insufficient funds…welcome to the real world and Thank you WordPress for letting me share my little corner of the world. Here is a little a bit of pretty till the next time.