My Dog Took Me for a Walk Through Time

My dog took me for a walk this morning.

I was sleepwalking around the house holding on to my huge, very hot cup of coffee for dear life when I came upon this…

I mean could you resist that sweet little face?

As we reached the end of our driveway I instantly began to relax and knew that a walk was a fabulous idea.

Thank you sweet Oakley.

Things have been rather crisis oriented lately.

There have been health issues, life changes, exciting beginnings, sad endings, cranky cars and sleepless nights. In the midst of it all, Wenderly (the blog) turned ONE this week! Needless to say, life got in the way and I was totally oblivious to the fact that Monday was the big day until about 8 o’clock that evening.

Which is shocking because lately I’ve been so on top of things.

Take for instance yesterday. I went to the library to check out the audio version of  “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. When the librarian looked over her glasses to ask me for my library card, I realized sheepishly that I had left my library card in the car. How do you like that for irony?

Story of my life.

As my footsteps set into rhythm, my mind began to relax and I realized that the birds were happily chirping a serenade that I hadn’t relished for months. It reminded me of my very first post but a year ago.

I began this whole adventure talking about Life’s Little Wonders…

and the thrilling moment I found out that we were expecting…and then sadly, how we became empty nesters.

As I walked off my stress I became aware of the incredible path that I’ve walked this past year…

It reminded me of all of the miraculous things that have been waiting quietly to be discovered,

if I just look hard enough,

…long enough.

and am patient enough to take a peek inside,

and see what is hiding within.

This past year has also taught me how to stand back,

and look at the big picture.

Now there have definitely been days that I felt hopeless and frustrated,

and empty.

All alone wondering what in the heck I was doing.

Questioning myself and my ability.

My purpose.

My calling.

My worth.

Do you ever feel like that?

Well I’m here to tell you to keep walking. We all have a path…the trick is to keep taking the next step.

I now find myself nestled within so many supportive, talented and phenomenal people,

my family, friends, the blogging community and YOU the readers. I feel so very honored and blessed to be on this incredible journey.

If you happen to be reading this while going through your own life struggles and feel lost…

…don’t give up!

Keep walking.

The sun will shine again,

and you’ll be amazed at what life has waiting in store for you!

Much love & many blessings!


Hope you’ll join me tomorrow in celebrating my ONE year anniversary with my all time favorite Triple Chocolate Torte!




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  1. Posted April 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday,! It’s been an absolute delight welcoming you into my life. And having you welcome me into yours.

    • Posted December 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

      Hi Wenderly, (what a beautiful name)

      I just stumbled upon this blog last night. I am wondering where you are in your journey. What a marvelous attitude, and I am so happy that you have a long gratitude list with a strong support system. You do so much good for all by blogging and sharing. Thank you. It was a privilege to read. I look forward to reading more.

    • Posted December 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      PS. What beautiful pictures, and great metaphor, and cute doggie.

  2. Posted April 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Happy Blogiversary, Wendy! I can’t believe you’re only one… you’ve always seemed like a real pro at this. I’m glad to have met you and your blog. So inspiring and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us and I hope it all gets better soon. :-)

  3. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Precious. So glad you began your blogging journey a year ago. I’d hate to think we would have never met. You bring sunshine to my life daily.

    Hugs and congratulations on your anniversary! Look forward to many more from you!

  4. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    A very wise post, Wendy. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I hope there will be many more to come.

  5. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Love the photos of the purple crocus! The first flowers to show themselves in spring, they always make me think of “hope.” Hope that winter will leave, hope that spring will be kind, and hope that summer yields a bountious harvest. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  6. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Aw, such a lovely post! And happy Blogiversary! Yay!

  7. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on one year of blogging… You are such a blessing and an inspiration!

  8. Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Happy Anniversary and what a beautiful post. Your dog is so cute and those flowers are so beautiful!

  9. Posted April 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Happy anniversary Wenderly.

  10. Posted April 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    what a beautiful post my friend! I’m so happy I met you this year (on Twitter of all places!) Social media really is special isn’t it? Happy 1 year to you and I love all of your words and your photos. Beautiful, just like you!

  11. Posted April 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Love this post. Such gorgeous pictures…happy blogiversary!! xoxo

    So glad I’ve gotten to know you!!

  12. Posted April 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday to your lovely blog! I enjoyed this encouraging and uplifting post. Have a great day!

  13. Posted April 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Happy anniversary! Love you….love your blog! :) So happy to have met you through blogging! Cheers!

  14. Posted April 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh Wendy.. this post has me in tears for the beauty of your words hit home. You are such a special person with such great and beautiful gifts to share. I’m thankful for your blog and for you, sweet friend!

  15. Posted April 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Happy blogoversary Wendy! Love your blog and you are always inspiring. So glad to know you! <3

  16. Posted April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you a very Happy Blog Birthday! Your positive spirit and strength in the face of difficulty is inspiring. There is such wisdom in your words. Thank you for doing what you do and being on this blogging journey with us.

  17. Posted April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    What beautiful photos to illustrate your story, Wendy.
    I’m so glad I *know* you and your beautiful blog.
    Looking forward to many years of wonderful stories.

  18. Posted April 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Wait…you’re only 1? Wow…didn’t realize! Loved reading through this journey. Reflective on so many levels…Thanks for having such a wonderful impact on all of us. I hope to officially meet you one day!

  19. Posted April 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Your photos are gorgeous. And your words are lovely. Happy Blogiversary to you! I’m so happy to know you – you are definitely a bright spot in my life.

  20. Posted April 8, 2011 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary!

  21. Posted April 8, 2011 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    A Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and your beautiful blog…..

  22. Posted April 8, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    congrats Wendy – and yes, keep walking . . . pause long enough to take in the sites around you . . . and you will see some AMAZING things . . . new relationships . . . new friendships . . . new opportunities to grow . . . and you will find a new purpose, even if it’s only for that day . . .

  23. Posted April 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Happy Blog Anniversary. I just recently started following it and I don’t know if I’ll catch up on back posts but I certainly look forward to your new ones showing up in my reader. I know the road you’ve had to travel has not been easy of late but you are still walking and growing and learning and thankfully, sharing your beautiful insights with others.

  24. Posted April 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad blogging brought you into my world, sweet friend! You are absolutely a ray of sunshine in my day. Happy birthday to and I look forward to your celebrating many, many more!

    Love ya!

  25. Posted April 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday, Wenderly! It has been such a true pleasure getting to know you! I look forward to celebrating many more years!

  26. Posted April 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe it’s only been a year. I feel like we’ve been friends longer. Then again, my blog turned two in March and it took me a full month to realize it was my 2nd anniversary and not my 3rd…is this a sign I’m getting old? ;)

  27. Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    I am so glad that you took not only a walk but a journey into blogging otherwise I never would have met you. I can’t imagine not laughing with you. Happy Anniversary love!

  28. Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Great post. Beautiful pics andn happy one year. Many blessings to you as well.

  29. Posted April 13, 2011 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Wendy – I like that. A lot. Keep walking. It’s very good advice. Happy blogiversary and many many more! xoxo

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