I am Meg Monti, aka Meg Renner, aka Meg Hutsler.  Pretty impressive for a girl who was never going to get married, eh?

I grew up in a 2-bedroom cracker box home, not even big enough to be called a bungalow!  My parents moved in on Christmas Eve, 1959, and within 12 years the family grew from 2 to 9 – Mom, Dad, Phil, Patrick, Me, Jim, Mary, Jon and Jeff.   On July 10, 2003, four of us remained.  They didn’t die all at once, on that date – it was gradual.  However, it was on that date that my life changed the most – morphing from “aunt” to “parent” for 4 extremely traumatized children.

My blog will share the good, the bad, the funny, the ugly, the joyful and the bizare events that have transpired since.

I hope you find inspiration, hope, peace and maybe even an answer or two to your own life’s puzzle as you read my blog.

Love and Blessings,

copyrighted 8/11/09

7 Responses

  1. Meg,

    As always, you totally amaze me with your uncompromising love and devotion to four kids who don’t always understand their lucky, lucky place in this life. Their ephiphany will come some day. Apparently, yours already has come. You know you were meant to be here, in this place. Always take comfort in knowing you did the right thing.

    • Jill,
      Thank you for the beautiful and sweet note! Having friends like you has made this journey much easier! ❤

  2. Meg:

    It is good to hear you are continuing to care for yourself, and have relationship with the Divine at the center of it all. As someone who works with trauma survivors as adults, I know that what you are doing is sacred. So often, I look back at the past of my clients knowing that if there had just been a healthy compassionate adult in his/her life when they were still children, so much later disaster could have been avoided.

    God bless,


  3. Kevin,
    I am so happy to hear from you! Thank-you for the sweet comment. Your help and guidance has stayed with me over the years. I think of you often, am grateful for all you have done for me and pray that you and your family are happy and healthy!

  4. It was a pleasure to meet you, Meg! I believe that this is the start of a great friendship.

    Your heart spills into these posts with such warmth and spirit. Your writing reminds me of how important it is to find a way to navigate the absurd circumstances that confront us…to find a way to pull grace and light out of the fuzzy darkness. Thanks for sharing your writing – and the inspiration!

    Annie R.

  5. Keep up the great work! I am a new auntie mom too.

    • Thank you for reading my blog – I hope you find the encouragement and support you need – I wish you much love and luck in your adventures as an auntie mom!

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