“Your trip sounds amazing!”

We have so appreciated people’s encouraging, enthusiastic farewells over these past few days as we prepare to depart. And it’s true that this trip will, no matter what happens, be the trip of a lifetime.

But like many other areas of life, the trip won’t only be amazing. It will also be hard. And although we are extremely thankful for this incredible opportunity, we know it will at times feel like a mixed blessing. There will be challenges, and things that we miss.

So much of life is like that, isn’t it? Both amazing and hard. Often at precisely the same time.

We’ve been encouraging the kids to embrace the “both/and-ness” of this experience. Acknowledging the tough stuff doesn’t negate our gratitude about the great stuff. We’ll write about it as we notice this dynamic on the trip. It’s definitely already been part of our preparations.


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