About The Book
“To the parents of the precious gems whose lives are entrusted to you: Know that you have been specially chosen. You are equipped to weather the storms, and you can rise up from the ashes, pick up the broken pieces, and L.I.V.E. again.”
-Dynita T. Washington
Dynita Washington is living her best life, married to Mark, the man of her dreams, and the two are owners of a quaint, two-story home in a quiet neighborhood in South Jersey. She has a loving family and friends who provide support and encouragement. Dynita is well-known in her community and serves as a lead singer in the church choir. She’s also a college graduate having received two Ivy League degrees.
At the brink of her budding career in higher education, Dynita and Mark learn they are expecting a child. Things couldn’t be any better. That is until Mark and Dynita are faced with the dismal diagnosis—their unborn child has congenital heart disease and a host of other abnormalities.
In The Heart to Move Forward: 4 Steps to L.I.V.E. Again After the Loss of a Child, Dynita helps families who are devastated with a chronic illness or death of a loved one. In this book, discover:
How do you handle a bad medical diagnosis?
Is God listening?
What is God trying to teach you in the midst of your storm?
How do you give thanks in every circumstance?
Is God still performing miracles today?
Ultimately, what does it take to gain the heart to move forward when death knocks at your door? This book outlines how Dynita learned to L.I.V.E. with God’s plan for her life even when it contradicts her own personal desires.
Very engaging and heartwarming. People will get to know how special Marky was. This book will be a tribute to his memory and will help many lives.
Katya & Donald Scott
Dynita Tanya Sills Washington grew up in Burlington, New Jersey. She earned several scholarships and was afforded the opportunity to attend the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia.
Her skill with numbers and love of young people led her to graduate from Penn with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration. She married the love of her life, Mark Washington in 1996. They settled down in South Jersey and later had two children and two foster children.
After the death of Dynita’s first born son in 2007, she co-founded the “Have A Heart Day” fundraiser to support chronically ill children and their families. Dynita currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Mark, of 24 years and their daughter, Naomi. Her career in higher education continues at Johns Hopkins University for the last four years. She is active in the Worship & Arts, Women’s and Marriage Ministries at Bridgeway Community Church.
Dynita has served in the music ministry since she was a little girl. She is a strong woman of faith who has faced many adversities. With each trial she has learned to stand on the Word of God and declare victory over her life. With her inaugural book, she turns her pain into purpose as she encourages other parents to move past their struggles towards a life of victory.