As I sit and do my time, I now realize that the people I called friends weren’t really my friends. I said to myself as I was on my way to prison, they won’t forget me, because I was always there for them. Well, I was very wrong.

But now that reality has hit me, and I’ve had some alone time to think, I’m very blessed to be where I am today. I’m alive, safe and I’m not forgotten.

Whenever you feel alone and like everyone has forgotten you, I want you to remember that’s not true. We’re never alone because God said that He would never leave us. And surely if God greatly loves and remembers even the birds of the sky, why wouldn’t he remember us?

We are loved, thought of and most of all, Beautiful!

This was written by Carrie, an inmate,  for the “I Am Beautiful” book series Volume 3.  Art is the creative work of Beth Ann Brady, an inmate.

A Survival Resource – Created by and for Women

It is our hope that everyone who reads this book will be encouraged and strengthened to stand up, count themselves worthy of dignity, and see themselves as beautiful within and without.