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I know what it’s like to have crippling depression.
I know what it’s like to be consumed with hopeless.
I know what it’s like to be drenched in pain, both physical and emotional.
And for the first time, I’m starting to see the other side.
I’m starting to reach out of the abyss.
I’m starting to spread my wings and leap –
leap into hope, leap into the future,
leap into a new life.
I’m a dreamer, a starry-eyed girl, passionate
I love and I live and I laugh and I learn
And I’m more than my disabilites.
I’m more than a list of medications,
a ball of symtoms,
and rattled off disorders.
I am more than an abused child,
rather, I am survivor.
I am more than a victim,
I am an overcomer.
I am more than a child with questions –
Questions about faith and life and love
and God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit
and creation and forgiveness and
sin and the past and the present and
but rather, I am a seeker
Trying to place the pieces of the puzzle together,
trying to finish the row of Tetris.
I am learning to live…
and it’s a beautiful ride.