Steps to the Life

Aya Mhana


The sparkly heels mark the end of one life and the beginning of another. Aya Mhana brings the shoes to Canada from war-torn Syria, and she wears them when she marries. When her brother dies, her hope for the future is tested. Thanks to her mother’s strong faith and her new daughter, she remembers that she can balance the future and the past just as she balanced on her high-heeled wedding shoes.

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