Joy out of Sorrow

A Birth Mother’s Journey of Healing through His Mercy

by Tracy Dunn Lyons



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781664280892
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781664280908
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781664280885

About the Book

As a terrifed teenage girl with an unplanned pregnancy, Tracy Dunn Lyons read through every book on adoption she could find.

While she found lots of them, none told her the information she wanted to know:

· What’s it really like to place a baby for adoption?
· Would the pain associated with placing a baby for adoption ever end?
· Was it really the right choice—and would it be worth it?

In this book, she reveals how she ended up with an unplanned pregnancy in the first place, and the emotional roller coaster she went on in deciding whether to keep her baby or place him for adoption.

Abortion, she shares, was never an option—and she was shocked at how quickly some suggested it. As a devoted Catholic, she knew the value of a life. To this day, she recalls a bumper sticker her grandmother had on her car with a powerful message: “It’s a child, not a choice.”

After placing her son for adoption, she remained involved in his life, but she eventually took a step back. Years later, they rediscovered their bond—one that remains strong today.

About the Author

Tracy Lyons is a wife, mother, daughter, friend, nurse practitioner, and child of God. She resides in Central Louisiana with her husband Jimmy and her two children, Cody and Millie. She works as a nurse practitioner at a federal corrections facility in Central Louisiana. Her son Reed lives and works near Baton Rouge. He visits as often as his schedule allows.

Tracy is an active member in her church parish of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Alexandria, LA and is a member of several prayer groups, whom she attributes much of her inspiration because of their countless hours of prayer along her journey.