When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow's Journey In Rediscovery

When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow's Journey In Rediscovery

by Terri Lynn Schmidt


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In search of a new identity outside of marriage after the death of her husband, Terri Lynn’s collection of writings addresses all matters of the heart. Her message of Faith, Hope, and Love is supported by scriptures.

From the author: "Till death do you part.” Words I hung upon and waited for during the first wedding ceremony I attended after my husband died. Instantly our 3-chord unity, that had been tethered together for over 20 years, severed. Was I a free woman? Free to do what? Most certainly a heartbroken woman. After all I did not choose the tearing of hearts and certainly it was not what I had planned on happening at such a young age. No one to check in with upon returning home or to meet for dinner or a movie. Silence. Alas, there was One. My Heavenly Father became my best friend and my Husband. Rediscovering my love for writing, along with scripture, the collections inside helped in finding my way back to where my true identity lies. The wife of a Drag Racing Legend was who I had become; identity in Christ is where I am now. Whether you are a widow or searching for more meaning relating to heart issues, welcome. Let us sojourn together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946889539
Publisher: Carpenter's Son Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A native Texan, Terri became a writer at a young age. With music and lyrics being her life, a move to Nashville made sense. Following her career at Opryland and entertaining for troops in Central America, at 26, Terri married NHRA Drag Racing Pioneer Harry Schmidt; a Hall-Of-Famer of the Blue Max Funny Car. 21 years later, Terri and her daughter’s lives would be forever changed when Harry lost his battle to cancer. Rediscovering her identity outside of being a wife, Terri rekindled her passion for writing.

Co-authoring a book titled, “Dare To Be A Difference Maker” led to endorsements. Terri has a 7-year running column in a Dallas Downtown Business Newspaper. Titled, “Beauty Is Fleeting: Inside Matters”, her collections of writings are helpful in healing, finding hope after loss, seeing beauty in life and love, along with scripture, by addressing matters of the heart.

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When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow's Journey In Rediscovery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JDM2012 More than 1 year ago
Ms Schmdit does a wonderful job of giving all of us all a mental respite from various stages of grief. Her anecdotes and raw vulnerability show a true personal journey. Thoughtfully written with intention and compassion. I reccommend it to anyone seeking permission to grieve, breathe, laugh and love.