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This book hits me close to my heart. The Uninvited Guest was written on a fluke when Samantha was still alive. I wrote it about the Grief parents of terminally ill children live with every day....the Grief about having a child who will not walk, not talk, a child who has seizures, a child who will never live independently. I wrote it about the Grief that seems to accompany everyday life and how to live with that Grief....how to co-exist with Grief and still have a fulfilling life.
When the call for stories was posted I thought this story wouldn't fit, we have Samantha. This book is about those who have lost a loved one. We still have our sweet, little loved one.
But it was still about Grief....so with a little encouragement from my writers group, I sent it in.
And I never heard anything back.
A week after Samantha passed away, I got a letter of acceptance stating they would like to publish my essay.
I think about this story often and how I told myself I can live with Grief and still have a fulfilling life with this uninvited guest.
Perhaps I need to see it in print.
P.S- We are having a book signing party and kick off for our foundation. You can find details here- please let me know if you would like to attend