Woman leaves Amish but doesn't cut family ties
April 7, 2012
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Esther Miller found a calling in her strong hands.
They are bringing relief to the aching muscles of her clients at Hutchinson's Anointed Massage.
The 24-year-old Miller can't believe how her life is coming together. Not only does she have her own business; she recently became engaged and is planning her wedding to Devin Schoonover, a man she met at church.
She hasn't always felt so grounded or certain about life. Miller briefly lost her mooring when she chose to leave behind the traditions of her Old Order Amish roots. Though she has remained close to her family, through soul searching she has been led to a church that feeds her hungry spirit.