Sunlight on My Shadow* is a heart-ripping story of shame, loss, grief, and renewal. This is a true story of a birth mother's journey from secrecy to openness.
In 1967, at the young age of 16, Judy was hidden from society in a home for unwed mothers and gave birth to a baby girl and relinquished her to adoption. Her father concocted a story that she had a serious kidney disease and the family never spoke of it again ... until now when Judy began writing her memoir and revisted this sorrowful time from her teen age years.
As an adult, Judy felt compelled to address the loss by searching for her birth daughter and bringing her story to light. Judy experiences firsthand that "Secrets keep your soul hidden in shame and stifle the clarity of your true being." In the end of Sunlight on My Shadow, Judy sails free from the shadows of silence and experiences a deeper, more compassionate connection with herself and others.
"Heartbreaking, yet heartwarming, honest, raw, and flowing with emotion, Judy's story speaks to the heart. It offers inspiration and hope for anyone who has struggled with secrets, shame, and sorrow over events from the past."
----Janet Kay, author of Amelia 1868 and Waters of the Dancing Sky
*Warning: Tears may drip while reading this book.
Published by City Creek Press, Inc. copyright 2013 by Judy Liautaud
- Suitable for adults and teens - with parental guidance
- Size 5.5" x 8.5""
- 280 pages
- Soft cover
- $16.95 each (free shipping on this item)