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Christian singer Amy Grant has spent more than 30 years spreading hope, light and love to the world. But after enduring the sorrow of losing both her parents and soon facing life as an empty nester, the 58-year- old has had to overcome grief and fear to e
Amy admit of blessings. Grant that is her the The life first six- is full to time a successful Grammy career, winner raised has four had wonderful pily married children to Country and is Music hapHall of Famer Vince Gill. Yet even with these gifts, the musician has not been immune to hardship and heartbreak. “This will be the first year our family will be celebrating Christmas without either of my parents,” Amy shares with Woman’s World, sadness echoing in her voice. “My mom passed away in 2011, and we just lost my dad this past June. He had dementia, and we took care of him for a long time. So when he passed, I think my sisters and I all felt a little untethered.” To cope with her grief, Amy took some time off to travel. “I picked up and went all over the country, visiting friends and writing,” she says. “I loved my parents, but I felt like it was time for me to open a new chapter.” Part of this new chapter, Amy shares, is facing that she and Vince will soon be empty nesters when their youngest daughter, Corrina, graduates from high school and Amy’s two daughters from her first marriage get married next year. And while Amy is enjoying doting on her two grandkids from Vince’s daughter, Jenny, she also admits she’s learning to navigate the loneliness and uncertainty of this new season. “Kids grow up and there’s grief in that,” Amy admits. “There’s always that cycle: You dream of something, it happens, and suddenly it passes, leaving you asking, ‘What’s the next dream?’ But I know there are new blessings to come. Every day is full of possibility!” Here, Amy shares how she finds hope no matter what comes next.