Now and then, a deep and quenching reservoir of strength can be found in the shadows of fear, pain and sadness. A strength that can help and guide you through even the most difficult times. The book "In Shadow and Strength" is about the strength found in the shadows of a little girl's destructive childhood. A strength powerful enough to sustain the child and help heal the adult she becomes.
Written in a compelling, compassionate voice, this unusual book tells its story by pulling together the fractured pieces of an abusive childhood. Each chapter opens a new door into a little girl's painful, chaotic life. You walk with her through various moments in time as she struggles to understand and exist is a destructive environment. A world where she is hurt and neglected instead of loved and nurtured by those who are supposed to love and protect her.
You see, feel, taste, and smell this little girls fear and confusion. You also discover her strength, resilience and instinct for survival. You witness how a child's inner resources keep her whole and moving forward. And how that reservoir of strength helps her heal some deep and lasting emotional wounds later in life. Both heartbreaking and uplifting, this story is honest and filled with hope.
The book also shares the unique writing method that allowed the author to look back at her tragic beginnings in a way that helped her move beyond some of the pain and debris left in her path. By observing the past, not reliving it.
Helpful information and a list of resources for adults who have experienced childhood trauma are available at www.inshadowandstrength.com.