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February 18, 2023

Yes, I am up at an ungodly hour again, but instead of moaning and groaning over a toilet in pain, I am in front of my digital piano playing around with the settings. I am having a hard time containing my exuberance. 🤸‍♀️

Then again, I could hoop and holler in joy and Ken wouldn’t even hear me. He’s on the other end of the house and could sleep through a tornado.

What? I can take the recording I made the other day of Katie and Given making my latest song come beautifully to life and hit that #17 button and make up a cello section in mere minutes? Why, yes, please.

Man, I love my life.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.