I’m a 30-year-old single mom with newborn twin boys and a 9-year-old son. I’m a survivor of domestic violence, sexual abuse and addiction. Since I was 11, I was opened up and abused by the evil world. God has sent many blessings my way – people to minister His will for my life. Through this DreamWeave program and over the years I’ve been blessed and I’ve grown more than words can explain. I’ve learned that God has given me talents to help others, and this purse gave me self-esteem because I’ve been called goofy and dumb or not good enough. Also I’ve been blessed to write my life’s trials and tribulations and survival against self in a song through being chosen by the Beat of Life, which is a music program. Today I have the tools to fight the enemy of addiction. Thank you, Jesus.
Ashley’s Song and Dreams
Ashley, an incarcerated mother and recovering addict, has participated with DreamWeave and The Beat of Life (TBOL) in the Nashville jail. With TBOL, she helped co-write a song about her life journey. Ashley has woven the words to this song into her hand-crafted Music Lyrics DreamWeave handbag.
Co-written by Alissa Moreno, Casey Levasser and incarcerated woman, Ashley
It hurts so you called him, Your heart’s always falling, And his voice is shaking on the line, still tattered and torn
Though the bruises ae worn, hoping it’s different this time
We can’t change the past, We can’t take it all back, What if broken isn’t broken?
(chorus) It’s one step forward and two steps back, Each road that narrows lights your path, Every stumbling stone that blocks your way
Is a stepping stone to a better place, You’re lost, you’re hurt, It’s dark in your heart, And you don’t know who you are,
Even when it’s not enough
Choose Love, Choose Love
Walking this world like a prison, A stranger with nowhere to go, Funny how cages can make us feel free And loneliness can lead us home
What if broken isn’t broken?
No more tight rope tugging, The fear and regret, No more running from things we can’t forget No more shame in the shadows,
You and I both, we shall overcome