I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio, and lived in an extended family that included my maternal grandmother and her sister, as well as my parents and sister and brother.
I lived the first thirteen years of life in Defiance Ohio, before moving to New Bavaria, a small farming community twelve miles to the southeast. I went to a catholic parochial school in both communities; going on to a Catholic high school, Saint Joseph's Academy, in Adrian Michigan for a year and a half. From there I went back home and graduated from Holgate Local School in the town of Holgate Ohio; a small town five miles north of New Bavaria Ohio.
In high school my teacher told me to consider a career in writing. It took me 35 years to produce my first book. Raising two kids and struggling to make ends meet; put my writing on hold for more realistic aspirations. I came up with the idea for this book in the 80's and actually even started to write it. It fell by the wayside for twenty-five years. Having lost the original manuscript, I was surprised at how much I remembered of it and how it was truly a part of my psyche. I hope that you will enjoy this simple story about an extraordinary mother. When I look at the gospels through Mary's eyes I truly see the courage and absolute trust in God, that we are called to have as Christians.
Mary T. Miller
January 6, 2008