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About momentswithmillie

My best friend and I own a small retreat center in Western North Carolina, Peaceful Quest Retreats. I write from the inspiration of the Divine in this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It's hard not to be inspired by nature and her beauty.

Life is a Salad Bar

Last night my best friend and I watched the endearing movie, “Heaven is for Real.”  It’s a story about a little boy who has a near-death experience and goes to heaven.  At the age of four he teaches those around … Continue reading

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What We Leave Behind

I used to think that it was important to leave something behind in life as a legacy for others to acknowledge my existence.  For most of my life I kept journals, poetry books, albums and all sorts of pasted memory … Continue reading

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Life Surrounded by Hope

Long ago in the midst of a horrible separation I wrote my ex a letter in Spanglish expressing how I felt during the many years of our union.  In those days I took very little responsibility for what I brought … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Infant

It has been 26 years since I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the intricate lessons from an infant. They arrive into this world with complete presence and a spiritual awareness that gets lost throughout the years. We, as parents and … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

If there is ever a doubt in my heart about how I’ve raised my kids I think the Universe allows me to witness firsthand the fruits of my labor.  Motherhood has never been easy.  Parenthood is one of those professions … Continue reading

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Depth of Space

  The bed felt deserted through the cast away of darkness as I stretched both directions, arms flapping to find you swimming in another ocean of space, wrapped in blankets away from my warm side. I inched back towards you … Continue reading

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Collector of Love

I was sitting in Barnes and Noble on the first date in months with Matt right before watching a movie.  I began browsing through home decorating magazines.  I observed the many collections of antiques and other memorabilia throughout the pages.  … Continue reading

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Ageless Soul

I have in my possession a few things older than me: my grandmother’s Italian espresso maker, her wedding dishes from Germany, an original Geisha Japanese doll from a century ago, and photo slides of times before I was even conceived.  … Continue reading

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Let it RAIN

Our amazing friend, Aubrey, came by today.  If I believed in gurus he would be mine.  His perception and teachings of the world put things in a magical perspective for me…always.  Just having him here for a little while was … Continue reading

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Pulling a Miracle

Our only car broke down yesterday down the mountain.  Matt was driving slowly when the right side ball joint came off.  Last year around this time the other side came off in a parking lot.  Both times the Divine has … Continue reading

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