someone once told me about long term relationships…to think of them as a continent to explore. i could spend a lifetime backpacking through africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. to stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected…that’s the heart of it. but it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. it can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.