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Wow. I needed to hear this. Thank you to both Ginny and Amy. I am editing the memoir I wrote about my autistic adult son's grief journey after my husband's sudden death in 2019. Rereading it brings tides of overwhelming grief as I recall walking with my son through his quest to find his father and relive the many years of my husband's illness. I, too, am a teacher and while I love my work, it allows very little time to write. God is leading me into retirement and I need to trust in Him to provide for me and my son when I step away from the classroom in June.

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Great interview and so encouraging!!

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Oct 25, 2023·edited Oct 25, 2023Liked by Ginny L. Yttrup

I love this interview. It is so encouraging. It parallels my personal story in a number of ways. As I was in the process of editing my book, my husband was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and passed away less than a month later. I knew the book needed more editing but he wanted me to get it in print. I did the final tweaks that I had time for while sitting with him in the hospital and sent it off to be printed. It was not in its best form but my husband was able to hold my approval copy in his hands four days before he passed away. I still wonder if I could get that last editing done professionally and re-publish it, but I have had a lot of people say that they love the story and have urged me to write another one. God does see you through some of the most difficult times of your life and bring beauty from those ashes.

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Oct 25, 2023Liked by Ginny L. Yttrup

Both Amy’s publishing story and her beautiful novel are gifts of compassion, perseverance, and glorification of a good God. I’m so blessed to know this talented writer and woman of faith, and I loved hearing her speak about the challenges and redemption in her writing life. Thank you for this discussion, Ginny❣️

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