Six years into their marriage, Judith Scott and her husband Greg decided to take the next step in becoming a family: having a child. At first unsuccessful, they are blessed with the birth of a beautiful girl, Emily. The joy of having their first child is short lived, however; after just a few months, following numerous trips in and out of the hospital, Emily is diagnosed with the rare and disabling disease, Partial Trisomy 13. Doctors diagnose her as having severe learning disabilities, lacking the capacity to walk, to talk, and to read.From this tragedy unfolds the astonishing and life-altering journey of Out Came the Sun. Emily encounters much hardship as she courageously struggles to learn life's simplest tasks, years after her peers have done. Judith desperately searches for acceptance and a sense of control of life's many twists and turns, instead finding escape only in extreme physical exertion, marathon running. Simultaneously, Greg and Judith must deal with the enormous strains on their marriage, which nearly comes apart at the seams.But when Emily starts exceeding doctors' expectations with flying colors, Judith realizes she too can overcome adversity, by opening her life to more love, and more children. This beautiful, spellbinding memoir demonstrates the extraordinary fortitude to take misfortune and valiantly turn it into triumph.