Darlene Rogers

Hello Middleville my name is Darlene and I am excited to join this wonderful, informative group of caring individuals. I arrived in this area in 2004 and intend to remain as close to the coast as possible. My husband and I have been married for eight years and have a busy blended family of seven. Yes Seven! We have two daughters, three sons, a Poodle and a Rottweiler yet somehow we blend well. I guess that makes Nine! Each child participates in at least two extra- curricular activities,(athletics , social organizations or academic) which means we can tell you the best place to sit on any bleacher as well as which school has the best popcorn on the east coast. Our children range from 19 – 13 years old with completely different personalities. The oldest son is serving our country in the Army and our oldest daughter is in college. The youngest three are currently making career plans from high and middle school. Human service is my field of choice and miraculously completed a masters degree with my busy family schedule last year. I’m currently working in a Human service position with some of the best Marines and their families in the country. It is my pleasure to aide those that due to unforeseen circumstances, need a bit of assistance. My passions are spending time with my family, reading, writing, photography, sketching and cooking. I am looking forward to this new journey here in Middleville, so buckle up as we tour life as we know it.



Many of us remember music class in elementary school and understand that was the threshold to recognition of musical notes.  Choosing a recorder, taking it home adding new sounds in a perhaps once quiet home in preparation for the next concert.  It’s interesting that most of us didn’t realize that we were learning in the mist of enjoyment.

There’s about half of us that actually remember them and used them beyond that point opting to utilize other talents.  Gratefully most of our children have learned and utilize these talents in other avenues such as band, chorus and even in church.  Our youngest daughter is now in high school chorus but I remember the beginning fears of “Should I tryout”, “What if I’m the teacher doesn’t like me”, and so on. There were some days when I felt like I was in a concert as I could feel her emotion of what her challenges were in her song. When she was residing in my womb I would play a variety of music but her favorite according to her response was Chopin, Nocturne in E-flat Major, opus 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=–ykTqoQnqI

Each of our child are dealing with divorce and have adapted as resilient children tend to, I am thankful that they all lean towards the arts and that she has linked herself to a love of sound.   I am forever thankful for the melodies that soothe her and calm those moments that logic and words alone just can’t.  I am grateful for her ability to cope with life as the notes create music and love.    She has evolved from a shy, head held low singer to an all smiles high vocal about everything diva.  She attributes it to the adults in her life giving her space, allowing her to think before she is overwhelmed with systematic speech.   We are a family of lovers of musical notes, in any form.  Thanks to all the music majors, your gift is our grace. 

How often does your child practice her/his craft and if time permits do you participate with them?

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