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We had not been intimate for nearly a year and I had just found out about his most recent affair. Tracy invited me to Great Lakes and I went. I met Lance the way Susi and Lance in the book met and ended up pregnant. Since I missed my flight at the end of December due to an accident I was going to tell him on the phone. We both had something important to share and I told him to go first. He told me he was getting married, I did not tell him that I was pregnant. We continued talking on a regular basis when he wasn't deployed or on a ship. Helped each other through failed marriages and grew closer and closer as time went by. In 2009 he retired from the Navy and more less disappeared. (Left: Lance and Sabine)
We met for coffee the next day but it still took me a while to confess that my youngest daughter was his. We did a DNA test to put both of their minds at ease. Lance figure it out about a year or so before we told Sam. She was beyond thrilled when she got the result and went to court the next day to change her last name. We celebrated our 6th anniversary this past April and have been best friends for 29 years.
I came to America from Germany in 1981 when I was 20 with my then husband and daughter Jenny. In 1983 my son Jesse was born. I worked for an Optometrist for 16 years and then went to culinary school. In 1990 my baby Samantha was born. In 1995 I divorced my first husband. His drug use and drinking had killed everything I had felt for him and some point and my heart belonged to someone else. Sadly he'd gotten married not knowing that Samantha was his. After culinary school, I worked as an executive pastry chef for several years and spend a little time at Starbucks and Borders before marrying the love of my life and moving to Washington State. I went back to school and got my BA in American literature and am currently working on my MA in marriage and family counseling.