Devastating Loss Led to a Dynamic Birthing of Authors Under Tanya White’s Obedience to Persevere Through It All
Visionary author Tanya White from Louisville, Kentucky always writes from her real-life experiences – that is, once the situations are over and she has gleaned pivotal lessons from them. However, never in a million years did she imagine writing through a fresh battle of grief as she began coordinating her anthology project.In June 2021, she shared the book title, The Battle Behind My Smile: Public Testimonies of Triumph in the Midst of Our Private Traumawith her beloved companion, Stefon. Unbeknownst to them, they both were about to live out that title which was going to extremely test their faith, focus, and perseverance.
In the midst of Tanya relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana to begin a new life with Stefon, they received heart-breaking medical news that his prostate cancer was now aggressively inoperable. Predicting a life expectancy of 6-12 months, six weeks later she was peacefully devastated when her beloved Stefon died.
Tanya shares, “I asked the Lord why He allowed us to build an amazing relationship filled with tons of love and laughter, only to have Stefon die a few weeks after I officially moved to his hometown of Indianapolis. To say that I was perturbed with God is an understatement.” Continue Reading