I was talking to my brother the other day and he said that it was so good to hear me laugh again. In that moment we celebrated my healing and progress...
Maybe it was symbolic of this chapter of my life closing because I wasn't going to hold the door to it open.
I didn't know shoes could mean so much. They are just shoes, but they signify the most beautiful restoration and redemption.
A couple times this week I had family members tell me that they were glad Kia was back. I had become a stranger in my own body and a girl no one knew. For the first time in a really long time, I have joy again, my humor is back, and my love for adventure is back.