It was hiding out for a while, behind towers of boxes and mounds of laundry, under piles of toys and stacks of paper. In its absence was something like resolve, with twinges of anxiety. Grit is a poor substitute for passion, though. One of the German proverbs I was asked to translate this summer read something like this: "One who wants to can do more than ten who have to." So true.
This journey will not be easy, but God has moved mountains to bring us here, and I'm excited to see what He has in store for this season of our lives.