Sunlight on My Shadow: A Birth Mother's Journey From Secrecy to Renewal

Sunlight on My Shadow: A Birth Mother's Journey From Secrecy to Renewal

In 1966 when Judy became pregnant at the age of 16, her family kept her plight a secret. She was sent from her all-girls Catholic school to hide in a home for unwed mothers, give birth, and relinquish her baby girl to adoption. The fabricated story of her kidney disease was supposed to undo the impending damage to her reputation. Judy's father instructed her to never look back.

Judy's grief and shame was tangible as she fought to keep the secret contained. But as an adult, she 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, Judy sails free from the shadows of silence and experiences a deeper, more compassionate connection with herself and others.
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Title:Sunlight on My Shadow: A Birth Mother's Journey From Secrecy to Renewal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781883841171
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    Sunlight on My Shadow: A Birth Mother's Journey From Secrecy to Renewal Reviews

  • Joe McNally

    This book will be widely read in the coming years. Judy's book is a rare combination; fine writing, a heart-wrenching story, and a salve for the soul of the sensitive. Everyone takes different things ...

  • Lawrence Bish

    Judy Liautaud has written a thoughtful, reflective and remarkably honest memoir and a sad commentary about our culture’s remarkably dishonest demand for conformity and denial regarding our tradition...

  • Marlene Koslowsky

    I had a couple of friends in high school whose story could have been Judy's. Teen pregnancy was something we only whispered about, behind the backs of those we suspected, or knew, were pregnant. It wa...

  • Caroline Bell

    Did not like this book. Wanted to stop reading it, but my compulsiveness took over and forced me to make it to the end. This is a basic tale of a girl who got pregnant at 16 and, because of the times ...

  • Ladonna

    This book brought back the way it really was in the 60's if you were a good girl who got in trouble. The first 2 chapters really drug me back to a time when if this happened to you, your choices were ...

  • Shay

    **Received Copy From Author** This was an amazing memoir! Its such as shock to think that there was a time when pregnant, unwed teen were in fact NOT given a t.v. show but sent away to hidden homes fo...

  • Janet Kay

    A heart-breaking, yet heart-warming memoir that you will never forget!Honest, raw and flowing with emotion, "Sunlight on my Shadow" is the story of the author's amazing journey through life. It begins...

  • Spider the Doof Warrior

    Why the heck would someone kick girls out of their store just for being pregnant and unwed? The problem is if you're going to make something as appealing as sex out to be a sin, you're going to have s...

  • Jan

    Fascinating look at another era. Goodness I really had no idea what these poor girls went through. Judy is only 3 years older than me so it brought back memories of how it was only my view was so diff...

  • Nancy

    An interesting look at one woman's teen pregnancy & how it impacted her lifeJudy Liautaud writes about a time period I know well, as I graduated from high school a year before she did. I've long been ...