I must quote liberally from Anarchist Reverend here. Despite the changes we’ve been through being different in content, his words could be mine, almost down to the timeline.

And now it’s been 4 ½ years. My life is unrecognizable now from what it was then. I have entered into a future that I couldn’t even have dreamt of.

It is so, so beautiful.

I have dealt with the pain of my divorce but recovered a self-confidence that I didn’t know was possible. I have faced down my fears and come out so much stronger… I have the (complicated) love of my family.

I move through the world in a body that feels like home for the first time.

This is what resurrection feels like: The terror of night that gives way to the joy of the morning. Faded scars and so much joy. New life and new love. Peace. Overall, so much peace.

Thanks be to God.

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