UPDATE – Well, this page was started years ago and sadly, I have neglected it. I lost a bunch of photos it seems and I have people to add. I am working on it now…so…more to come…

There have been people throughout my life who have made a big impact in one way or another. I would like to take this time to thank these people. Undoubtedly, I will leave some people out as my memory isn’t what it once was…but as I think of them, I will update this blog. For the most part, this list is in no particular order…
My husband, Charlie – Thank you for loving me the way I am. Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for being a wonderful and responsible provider for your family. Thank you for your unending integrity. Thank you for being a great father. Thank you for accepting that I am not perfect. Thank you for your honesty and your devotion. Thank you for your love.

My daughter, Cassidy Rosita – Thank you for showing me what true, unconditional love really is. Thank you for your beautiful smiles and your sweet kisses. Thank you for making me smile even on my worst of days. Thank you for reminding me that life is always worth living and living well.

My mother, Becky DeGroot – Thank you for being the best mom you could be. I have been difficult through the years as I am sure many daughters are, but you have always loved and wanted what was best for me. Thank you for your honesty. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my parent when I was a child and for being my best friend as an adult.

My father, Edward ‘Marty’ Jocius – Thank you Dad for teaching me how short and precious our lives truly are. Thank you for your humor and wit. Thank you for watching over me as I truly believe you to be. I miss you more than I could ever express. There is so much I wish we could talk about…and you are really missing some excellent TV.

My stepfather, Randy DeGroot - Thank you for always being there when I need you. Thank you for helping me when I need it the most. Thank you for taking care of us all of these years. Thank you for being more of a father than our own father. Thank you for caring for us and loving us.

My step daughter, Mackenzie EileenThank you for teaching me that it is possible to love and care for a child that is not of blood relation. Thank you for teaching me that patience is an important virtue to learn. Thank you for teaching me that we all need to be silly sometimes. I love you.

My brother, Chad Jocius – Thank you for bringing my beautiful nieces into the world. Thank you for not completely beating the crap out of me when we were kids. Thank you for your honesty. I hope we can one day regain our closeness.
My sister in law, Bess Jocius – Thank you for making my brother so happy. Thank you for taking such good care of my nieces. I am sure we will only grow closer and closer with each passing year. Welcome to the family!


My niece, Leia Jocius – Thank you for coming into my life. Thank you for being so darn cute and lovable. I will always always be here for you. You are my darling Buckethead.


My niece, Abby Jocius – You are, at age 4, probably one of the funniest people I have ever met. I can just imagine the awesome chic you will turn out to be.


My niece, Elsabeth Jocius – We don’t know each other very well yet. But I have every intention on making myself your favorite relative. I love my nieces so very much.


My grandmother, Rose Byrd – Thank you for taking care of us and helping out my mother. Thank you for teaching me manners and how to clean. Thank you for hugging me and saying I love you that last time I saw you before you died. Thank you for watching over me.

My grandmother, Betty Berger – Thank you for all of your humor. Thank you for your openness and bluntness. Thank you for taking us to the pumpkin farm and Browns Lake when we were kids. Thank you for being fun. Thank you for watching over me.

Jill.jpg My Step Mother, Jill Palmer – Thank you for taking care of my father. I know your life must have been very difficult for many years. But, you still stuck by him and took care of his needs, even as excessive as they may have been. I wish you nothing but love, fun, and peace in your future!!

My aunt, Sally Manzo – Thank you for keeping in touch from so far away after so many years. Thank you for letting me have that connection to my father’s family. Thank you for your words of wisdom.


My uncle, Mike Jocius – Thank you for trying to keep a bond with us. Thank you for not losing touch with us despite the actions of our father.


Tony ‘Ruben’ Serrano – Thank you for being my best friend for so so long. We have come in and out of each other’s lives so many times, but even after years I always feel comfortable with you. Thank you for your humor. Thank you for your sensitivity and your sarcasm. I miss you and I will always be here for you.

My ex-boyfriend, Jiro Kaisserlian – Thank you for being one of my first ‘true’ loves. Thank you for helping me through the death of my father. Thank you for being a loyal and honest boyfriend for 3 years. Thank you for becoming a lasting fond memory I will have with me always. You will always be a part of me. I think of you often and always hope that perhaps we could one day be friends.

Erin Rahm (Huston) – Thank you for always being there for me when I needed you the most. Thank you for never judging and always giving me the straight truth with compassion. You have helped me so many times. I miss you so much. Please come back home!!!!


Kim Emmrich – Thank you for being such an honest and open minded friend to me. And even though our friendship seems to have faded, know I will always be here for you and will always appreciate the many times you were there for me. It always meant so much and it still does.


Paige Putning-Kuypers-Davis – Thank you for being such a good friend for all those years. We had so many good times and when I think about some of the happiest moments in my life, you were there. Thank you for coming such a long way to be in my wedding and thank you for always being YOU. You will always mean so much to me, Paigella.


Brian Anderson – Thank you for re-connecting with me after so long. Thank you for being one of the very few people who actually take the time to read my writing. Thank you for being the friend you were all those years ago.


Chris Lay – Thank you for giving me some very fond memories. Thank you for putting a smile on my face every time I hear the song Daydream Believer. Thank you for those long late night phone conversations. And don’t forget…30 years…Bingo…be there!


My mother in law, Nancy Burke – Thank you for being such a great grandmother to our children. Thank you for being peaceful and putting up with my emotions. Thank you for raising such a good son who is capable of so much including being a great father.


Mark Thomas – Thank you for remembering my birthday those years when I was very lonely. Thank you for always having my best interest at heart. Thank you for the fun times and those too cute smiles. I don’t think you will ever know how much you really meant to me. I miss you.

EricandPaige.jpg Eric Schoene – Thank you for being my partner in my first real relationship and love. Thank you for being there with me when we were both learning our lessons the hard way. Thank you for always, no matter what state our relationship was in, making me feel pretty. There will always be a place for you in my heart. Honk honk..ding ding.


Steve Schoene – You probably don’t even remember, but years ago you showed me some wonderful acts of kindness. I will never forget this and often want to write you expressing my gratitude. Not only did you lend me the money to pay my phone bill, but you rode that scary Milwaukee bus with me all the way into the straight up ghetto to pay it. You treated me very kindly when I was in a dark time and you never made me feel like a loser because of it – please know, it will never be forgotten.


Kevin Nuernberger – Speaking of acts of kindness…there has probably never been a sweeter kinder person ever in my life. I so regret the way I let our friendship sift thru my fingers like golden sand. I miss you emmensly and can only hope for a day when you will reappear into my life. You were there for me during such gloomy times. You treated me far better than I ever deserved. Thank you, Kevin, please never think for a moment I have forgotten your hugs and kind words.


Charles H. (Grand Father in Law) – You were the closest thing I had to a grandparent in a long time. And even though we were not particularly close, I will miss you a lot. I know you are now in a better place and watching out for us. I also want to thank you for having a special place in your heart for my daughter. “Rosie”, as you called her, will also miss you. Thank you also for reminding me once again to take the time we have NOW to spend time with, appreciate and share with our loved ones. Time goes by much too quickly and I don’t know why we need to be reminded of this so often.


Maureen Troy – Since working together at All Saints many moons ago, you have been a great friend and supporter. You could talk me down from a panic attack like no one else. I am so glad we have reconnected and I so appreciate the wit and empathy you bring to my life. I cannot tell you how many times you have helped me in one way or another.

Margaret Tungseth – You spend hours trying to undo what years of craziness has imprinted into my brain. I thank you so much for your understanding and straight up honesty.

Dr. Lisa Wolf and Her RNs Vicki and Denise – Thank you for being so kind and compassionate. Thank you for taking such good care of me and my family. Thank you for always treating me with respect and dignity. Through the years you have done so much for me, please know it is so very appreciated.

Jack Plate – Thank you for seeing in me what I have wished for so long for people to see…even myself. Thank you for reminding me that I do have good qualities and have the capability of living a true authentic and meaningful life. Thank you for teaching me that paddling upstream is so much more difficult and quite unnecessary – I am trying more and more each day to simply let the tide carry me. And thank you for making me realize that the only true way to get over my fear of death is to live well. Thank you for so so much.

Phil Gister – I want to thank you for giving me something/someone to care about during a time in my life I cared about close to nothing. Thank you for reminding me that we sometimes do get second chances in this life. When you were in your accident, I was so truly worried about you and your future. You brought back to me a compassion I thought I had lost. I am so glad to hear you are doing well. I hope you take complete and full advantage of this second chance you have been given.

Laura Garner (Coulthard) – I have not seen you in over 12 years. Thank you for being one of the best friends I ever had. I often think about if you were still around, how we would be so close now. I miss you and hope one day to find out where the hell you are! UPDATE: I have found my friend Laura and couldn’t be more pleased. Unfortunatly she lives 3 hours away but at least I now know where she is, we are in contact and I won’t let her disappear again :)

Mrs. J. Belland – You were my Journalism teacher in high school. You were brutally honest and I always appreciated that. You gave me a chance to write and express my opinions. You let me know that I was meant to be something. And I hope one day I can show you that I have done just that. Thank you.

Karen Rahm – You took me in when I needed a home. You treated me as one of your own. You helped me when I was in such a bad place in life. I am so sorry you are gone, but I know you are happy and pain free now and able to watch over all those you love. Thank you.

As I said, I am leaving people out. And I will continue to fill in the missing ‘thank yous’ as they come to me. This blog will be an ongoing tribute to the people who have made my life what it is today and what it will become. There is a special place in my heart for all of you.

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  1. You guys must have seen a lot of write up like mine on the internet.Some of them are true and some i can’t really say cos truthfully i din’t know.It will be wrong for me to say they are not true because i wasn’t the person who kept them on the internet so i dont have the ability to tell if something is true or not.I can tell you that is this,its best to believe every word written by someone who wrote about how METODO ACAMU help fix their problem with a spell cos i too have experienced his greatness first hand.METODO ACAMU is the only or i would say one of the few spell caster that still walk on the surface of this earth.Not everyone think this but i for one, think he is one of the remaining few spell caster that is still alive and helping people.I also think those who have had an experience with him can back me up on this.You can say casting a spell on someone you love is selfish or inhuman or stealing the person free will.But love spell doesn’t work like that cos the person in question that you are casting a spell on, doesn’t become a slave to you or to love.They only get to love you so dearly that they can lay their life for you.What ever any reader think of me i want you to know that i got what i wanted and my partner also did “love”.I fell in love with my research partner.We have been working together for a long time and we have been through a lot together breakthrough, disappointments and everything you can think of.We closely observed our lives and came to a conclusion that we could be friend for life.Only that i wanted her to be more than just a friend.We were so close that it made other lab scientist think we were having an affair even our supervisor thought the same i wished to my star that we were having an affair because i loved her so much.She was undeniably beautiful with a great body and great smile that drives every man nuts.We will talk all night at my place after work.Because she lived in New Jersey and worked here in New York it was almost always impossible for her to return home cos we always finished from the lab so late at night.We would lie close to each talking about everything.I could hear her heart beat like she always wanted me to make a move me cos when i finally made the big move, not like she pulled oat her.I mean maybe i read the signs wrong or something that made me think she was falling for ut immediately but she did pull of.From there on she made us just work and nothing else not friend, not lovers just nothing.She was avoiding me, not picking my call and it was really killing believe me when you fall in love with a girl and it turns out that she is not picking your calls you dont know how hurtful it can be.I was puzzled, i could not rap it arround my head how a girl would like but still don’t anything to do with you.We went on like that for eight months.I guess it was around that time i found Metodo Acamu contact on the internet and contacted him.METODO ACAMU help me cast a love spell with just and only the materials he asked me tp provide which i did.Though it took two weeks to complete the spell,he help made her love me the way she does right now.I suggest you all read other comment about METODO ACAMU you find on the internet.Though my testimony is not lengthen,i think i have said enough to make to those like me who have trust issues about spell casting believe that METODO ACAMU is the only one that can help you.He even asked me to bring the materials which he used to get my spell casted to his temple myself but i was too busy and was not ready to get a plane ticket to travel to get the spell casted when i could just wire the total cost for him to get the materials and aside that he is the expert in this things he would know where to find all the materials needed for the spell casting.For those people like me looking for help here is METODO ACAMU email contact you can use to reach him {metodoacamufortressx@yahoo.com}

  2. I live in USA a country where Divorce cases seems to be the order of the day,i was married to my husband Lawson for 18 years and we were living happily together with our 3 kids and all of a sudden their came this sad moment for the first time in my life i curt my husband having an affair with a lady outside our marriage before this time i have already started noticing strange behavior like he used to spend some time with us, comes home early after work but since he started having an affair with this lady all his love for his wife gone and he now treats me badly and will not always make me happy.I had to keep on moving with my life never knowing that our marriage was now leading to divorce which i can not take because i love Lawson my husband so much and i can’t afford to loose him to this strange Lady,i had to seek a friends advice on how i could resolve my marriage problem and make the divorce case not to take place and my husband live this Lady and come back to me again having heard my story my friend decided to help me at all cost she then referred me to A spell caster named Priest Ajigar, my friend also told me that Priest Ajigar have helped so many people that were going through divorce, and also finding possible ways to amend their broken relationship. To cut my story short i contacted Priest Ajigar and in just four days after the spell was done my husband left the other lady and withdrew the divorce case all till now my husband is with me and he now treats me well and we are living happily together again all appreciation goes to Priest Ajigar i never could have done this my self, so to whom it may concern if you are finding difficulty in your relationship or having problems in your marriage just contact Priest Ajigar he is Powerful and his spell works perfectly,i am somebody who never believed or heard about spell but i gave it a try with Priest Ajigar and today every thing is working well for me and if you need his help his email is (priestajigarspells@live.com)

  3. I want to say thanks to this great man called Dr Idibia who helped me in my marriage life. my name is maria Hasbarger lives in USA memphise so i was married to Albert we both love and like each other before our marriage, he care about my well being so i was so happy that i have found a man like this in my life my parents love him so much because of his kindness towards me and the way he care about me after four years in my marriage, no child he was not showing me much care anymore but i notice something is going on which i no. then i keep on with the relationship and i was hoping one day God will open my way to have a child in my home then i keep on going to church from one play to another by telling all the pastors about my problems that i don’t have a child so many of them promise me that soon i we have a child in my home i keep on hoping in God’s miracle on till one day when i went for a visit in my friend office then i was welcome by my friend we started dis causing about so many things on marriage life i was so shock she ask me about my wedding and what is going on till now i still don’t have a child then i told her my dear sister i don’t no what to do anymore and am scared of loosing my husband who have be caring for me for a long time now then she said i we not loosing him i ask how? then she said there is one man called Dr Idibia who help in a relationship then i keep on asking how about him she told me this man can do all thing and make things possible i never believe her for once that this man she is talking about can do it so fast. also i ask her how do i get his contact she said i should not worry my self then she gave me his contact email ID and his number to contact him i said ok i will try my best to do so she wish me the best of luck in life then i went home gotten home, found that my door is open i was scared thinking so many things i don’t no who is in my house now i look at the key in my hand i was thinking i did not lock my door shortly a word came into my mind that i should go inside and check if there is any body at home or my husband getting inside, i found that my husband move away his things in the house then i started calling his number refuses to pick i was like a mad Dog i cried and cried don’t no what to do then i remember to that a friend of mine gave me a contact today i take my computer i emailed this man called Dr Idibia also i called him on his cell phone which i received from my friend he spoke to me very well and i was happy my husband we come back to me so after the work was well done by Dr Idibia, just in three days i heard my phone ringing not knowing it was my husband telling me his sorry about what he did to me then i accepted him again a month later, i was pregnant for him so i rest my testimony till i deliver safely i we give the best testimony again so my sisters and brothers if you are in such pain kindly contact this great man with this email {greatidibiaspelltemple30@gmail}.com or call +2348103508204

    • Thanks to this great man of spirit called Dr Idibia which I don’t know how to thank him for the good work he has Don for me and family which I want to share my testimony with to you all so I was married to Hassan Moel and my name is Julie deshields for six years now he left me with two kids with know reason which I don’t know what to do.so one day i was in my friends place when I exposed my pain to her about my depression which I have be looking for who to help me out of it then my friend called me closer to her self telling me on how she got this great man of spirit who helped her found her way to get her husband back then I ask of his contact she quickly go and get her computer and gave me his Email ID and his number so,that is how I contacted him for a help. And now am so happy with my family and with a happy home if you are in such pain kindly Via Email {greatidibiaspelltemple30@gmail}.com or call +2348103508204 have faith in him and he will help you
      Julie Deshields.

  4. That is so sweet – thank you very much!! I wish the same for you!!

    I just realized that most of the pictures for this post are missing. What a drag. I will have to work on that one day!! I also have plenty more people to add.

  5. I really enjoy reading your thankful letters, they are amazing. I think you’ve got talent to write, I wish you the best things may happen in your life!

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