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November 22, 2022

That moment when you wonder why the lady sitting next to you in church doesn’t turn off her ringing phone and you suddenly realize that although you silenced your phone (like a good girl), the alarm that you set for 9:30 a.m. never got turned off since you got up at 7:30 a.m. instead. 😬

My phone was in my purse, underneath Ken’s jacket. By the time I grabbed my phone and turned it off, I was so flustered that I dropped Ken’s jacket and his phone on the concrete floor so my embarrasment could be prolonged for a few extra moments. 😂

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.