Category Archives: Personal Posts

My Great Grandparents, Otto and Augusta Miller


In 1907, a ship arrived at Ellis Island. Aboard that ship was my great grandmother, Augusta Miller and her seven children. Unfortunately two of her children, twins under the age of one, died during that journey. Augusta came to the United States from Germany to join her husband, my great grandfather, Otto Miller who had […]
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The Inexcusable Absent Parent


Originally posted on Plucking Of My Heartstrings:
The Inexcusable Absent Parent In my opinion a non-custodial parent who has decided to no longer take an interest in their child’s life and abandon them emotionally and physically is far worse than a non-custodial parent who does not pay child support.  Granted, child support is important in…

Was it worth losing a relationship with your son?


My child support has ended and I am left feeling sad. Not sad because there will be no more child support, my son is old enough to take care of himself now. And definitely not sad because that marriage ended, as I know it was the best thing for me. Sad that anger, jealousy, and […]
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Things Are Not So Bad After All


After my dad died and we were cleaning out his apartment I noticed that the newspaper clipping that he had taped to his wall was still there.  It had been there about five years and it was such a fixture that I had hardly noticed it all these years.  But I did now.  I remember […]
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Very Proud Navy Mom Here!


I am just so excited and had to share the news! Last year my son made Chief in the Navy. As of today my son-in-law has made Chief as well. We now have two Navy Chiefs in the family. Not many make Navy Chief and both these men are well deserving of this title. Congratulations […]
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The Inexcusable Absent Parent


In my opinion a non-custodial parent who has decided to no longer take an interest in their child’s life and abandon them emotionally and physically is far worse than a non-custodial parent who does not pay child support.  Granted, child support is important in maintaining the child’s financial needs.  But the lack of emotional and […]
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One Little Boy


One little boy while he sleeps holds tightly a brown teddy bear that his dad bought when he was born and dreams of days when he was made to feel special. One little boy grasps on to memories of times that he and his dad were inseparable.  He remembers piggy backs, ice-cream cones, bike rides, […]
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My Windows of the Soul (revised)


It’s been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Have you ever gazed into someone’s eyes and instantly knew something about that person?  Our eyes allow us to see the beauty that is all around us. But for many who suffer from a corneal disease, looking out of our optical portal isn’t […]
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Our Master Link


The birth of Billy brought with it not only happiness but a very special bond.  Being born into a blended family his presence now connected us all.  Billy was the link that held us all together.  He was our master link. What started out as a family with not much in common grew with each […]
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