Son Secretly Publishes Mom's Book To Fulfill Her Dream
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We all have dreams. For some of us, they are just that. But Mary Petrie put her dream into motion and wrote a book. In 2002, Petrie wrote "At the End of Magic" a book about family grief and loss. To completely fulfill her life's passion, the book would have to sell. But it didn't. After rejections from publishers, the writer gave up. She ended up going back to work as a professor. Her dream of publishing a novel was still just that, a dream. It was no secret that Mary would never be fully content in her life. Something was missing. Her 18-year-old son, Stryker Thompson, wasn't going to let her dream go unfulfilled. In June 2014, her son took his mother's book and had it self-published. “My mom was upstairs in the kitchen eating a salad," Stryker told TODAY. "I just walked up to her and casually said, ‘Hey, Mom, I got you a little thank-you present.’ She sees the cover the way she had described it to me a couple of years ago, and without reading the title, she burst into tears and was crying and crying.” Stryker said he did this to show his mother the appreciation he has for her. So sweet!
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