Tag Archives: Amanda dehaven

Are You Going To Be My Dad?

Nineteen years ago this coming November, my son Lance latched onto my husband Ronnie’s leg and asked, “are you going to be my dad?” I was so embarrassed. Ronnie and I had just had a wonderful night out and decided … Continue reading

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When I Googled You

Yesterday afternoon I received a call that on my cell phone only showed up as California on the ID. I generally do not answer the phone unless I know who the caller is. I was however expecting a call from … Continue reading

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Anthony – Prove It !

Below is a conversation Anthony had with my Niece on Facebook Anthony prove it.

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Protected: Delete , Delete , Delete

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The Water Cooler is Buzzing

I apologize to my readers that I have not yet posted part 2 of when I was stabbed. There could be potentially several parts to that story as the pain and suffering, not only for me, but my children too, … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013

The year started out with a concert that my cousin Tim and his wife, Kris, were able to attend with Ronnie , I and several friends that live out of state. I really enjoy Tim’s company. He is hilarious and … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Nalla Passed Away

December 23rd at 11:07pm my best friend Nalla passed away from a heart attack. Nalla was my Christmas present from Ronnie 16 years ago.

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A Letter From My Daughter Ali

Dear Mom, We have had a great weekend together and I really want you to know how incredibly happy I am that you are in my life now in a healthier way then ever before.  I am so amazed by … Continue reading

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Protected: The Rise and Fall of Portland Trailblazer Kevin Duckworth

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Welcome Back, Ali

Twenty-five years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, who I fell in love with at first sight — and immediately handed over to her adoptive parents. Her name is Alison, but to me, she has always been Ali or … Continue reading

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