The True Story of a Mother's Flight to Protect Her Daughter
Shaw Books, Paperback, 9780877882534, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 21, 2001
When Webster discovered that her husband had sexually abused their daughter, her seemingly content life changed forever. She began divorce proceedings, but the court allowed unsupervised visits between father and daughter. Then her husband was diagnosed with AIDS. Terrified that he could further abuse and even infect their daughter, Janie Webster knew that she had to flee.
Mother and daughter embarked on a five-year journey around the world. Although often discouraged, they found within their physical journey a deep spiritual meaning. With God's guidance, they established and reestablished new lives in the countries where they stayed, finding people they could trust who provided them with friendship and assistance. Despite the threat of deportation and imprisonment hanging over them, they sensed the hand of God engineering their safe passage.
"Sexual abuse is always terrible--abuse by a parent is especially painful. To protect her daughter, Janie Webster took her on a pilgrimage around the world--their courage as it is reflected in this book is inspiring; the hope and faith that sustained them both are deeply impressive."
--Esther Rantzen, BBC