Gwendolyn Young-El works with our Outreach Coordination Center.
In this new way of life, I am taught to strive for progress
And so far I want to think I am headed in the right direction.
When I look back and see how far I’ve come.
I realize in my heart that just when I thought my life was over,
It really had just begun.
After I put down the drugs, and didn’t know how I was going to cope.
Amazingly, I was given two things, Faith and Hope.
There is a driving force that compels me to be.
A power that is far greater than me.
So when I don’t know what to do.
I ask for guidance and strength to get me through.
And just when I think it’s over, and I can’t do no more.
That power that surrounds me, leads me to an open door.
A renewed strength comes over me, such a positive, motivating force.
And it reminds me that hey, you have a choice.
So I choose not to give up, I trust in the powers that be.
And stay on this journey, that is chosen for me.