…you think you know me? you know only a *tip of the iceberg* of my life…..you probably couldn’t handle the rest…

— Rev. Andrena Ingram




Having known the depths of sorrow,

I choose to live in joy.

Having sat in deepest darkness,

I choose to live in light.

Having known a life imprisoned,

I choose now to live free.

Having crashed into the rocks,

I choose to float, serene.

Having carried heavy burdens,

I choose to dance on air.

Having lived at war with others,

I choose to dwell in peace.

Having healed my heart of anger,

I choose now to forgive.