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My Shining Star Vocal 12-22-17 Copyright 2017 by Unger

My Shining Star Arrangement #2 9/16/16 Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger 



Copyright 2014 by Judy Unger


Shining star so bright

You wink to me every night

Moonlight glows upon my bed

I hear your voice inside my head


Shining star so bright

Surround me with your lovely light

I reach for you in my sleep

You comfort me while I weep


In my heart you will stay

I’ll hold on to our dream forever

The stars above, remind me of our love

Each and every day, wherever you are

You’re my shining star


Shining star so bright

Even though you’re not in sight

With my eyes closed, your breath I feel

You whisper in my ear to heal


Shining star so bright

I’ll dream of you tonight


In my heart you will stay

I’ll hold on to our dream forever

The stars above, remind me of our love

Each and every day, wherever you are

You’re my shining star


My shining star

This song was born from deep love:


From the love given to me by my parents, who are now my shining stars above.


From love to and from my dead child, Jason. He is a dream I will hold onto forever.


And perhaps from someone I will fall in love with someday.


I dedicate my song to anyone with a broken heart, longing for someone they love.



The Princess was deeply in despair. She could barely open her eyes, so she simply closed them as she trudged through her days. The Princess felt ill. It was getting harder and harder for her to see where she was going.


To escape her pain, she decided to travel away from her castle. It was not easy for her, but she was grateful for the beautiful memories from her adventures.


Melody, who was a guardian fairy to the Princess, continued to pour a musical elixir over her. The magical notes gently blanketed the Princess and kept her safe.



Every night, the Princess played her guitar before going to sleep. When she began to discover haunting chords, she was elated. A new song was always a priceless gem of healing for her.


The Princess was not feeling well, so the notes were especially sad. She was very patient as only one chord was revealed each night.


Even though the Princess had no idea what the words would be, she began to sing a beautiful melody that made her cry.


She hoped the words would come soon so she could finish her song. She tried and tried and knew it would happen when it was time.

 Breakfast w. Mom

One day, it finally happened! She came across an old poem she’d written for her mother.


The Princess missed her mother and her father deeply and thought how those words were very touching. The poem was about a shining star.

That night, she was at a very low point. She collapsed upon her bed and cried. Releasing her tears was a relief and now she was calm. At that moment, she heard the words forming in her mind.


Although it was hard for her to open her eyes, she peeked through her eyelid slits.


Moonlight was shining through the curtains and her empty bed was lit by a glow. It was then when she thought of him.


He was her “knight in shining armor” and she knew she would meet him someday. Throughout her life she kept imagining him – her future love. His words were soft and sweet, but there was never any visual to know what he looked like.


Now she realized his inspiration was with her and she could hear the words to finish her song.

Meadow in Fog 2

There was so much love between them – even if he was only in her imagination.


Sure enough, there was one line that grabbed her heart and made her cry. It was over the same melody that had touched her before she’d even written words.


The line was, “I’ll hold onto our dream forever.”


Over and over she thanked God for this song. It was so gorgeous. His love and hers would be something she would always dream of.

And such a beautiful dream it was indeed . . .


With her eyes closed and tears streaming, she said aloud, “Thank you, God.”


But then she heard his voice again inside her head.


He said, “Mommy, never give up hope.”

Jason and our dream

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About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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2 Responses to MY SHINING STAR-PART 1

  1. Marilyn de Mena says:

    Oh, my, this brought tears to my eyes. thank you, Marilyn


  2. jmgoyder says:

    Made me cry too. Beautiful.


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