We didn't mean to stay this long. It simply happened through a chain of cause and effect.
Staying here, though, was exactly what we needed to do, and what our family needed.
Sometimes I itch to settle in somewhere besides our temporary year-long space, but I have learned now: bloom where you are planted. Bloom in the middle of an ordinary suburban neighborhood, where need is not visible, and learn how to find needs and meet them. Love your family and bloom there.
I am trying every day.