Starbucks marked the beginning of our trip. To perk up my hospital days, Elvira had sent me cheery text messages like, Hi Sunshine! Thinking of you. Soon we’ll be getting a Starbucks Special! And now, here we were, drinking our Caramel Lite Frappaccinos together like we were takin’ a break on a school day. But even better, we had a happy hour of shopping ahead!
For the first time in a long time, I looked in the mirror and saw, not what was missing, but what was still there. My own shape. My own colors. Me.
Mileage so far: 35.30